We have compiled some FAQ’s – click on the + sign to reveal the answer.
How do I know whether I need to see a Chiropractor?
An effective test which many of our patients carry out at home before coming to see a chiropractor is to check their posture in the mirror. Stand naturally and for example, if one shoulder or hip is higher than the other, chiropractic may be a viable option for you.
How often do I need to have my spine checked after the first time?
Each person has individual needs and must be assessed accordingly. Only then can specific recommendations can be made.
Do I need x-rays?
X-Rays maybe required. Especially if the problem is long-standing or there has been trauma. X-Rays are only taken when clinically indicated. We do not have X-Ray facilities on site and so would refer you to your GP to have these arranged.
Is a spinal adjustment safe?
Yes! Spinal health care provided by Chiropractors for their patients use safe, gentle, scientific techniques.
Do I need a referral from a GP?
A referral is not required from a medical doctor or any other health care provider to see a Chiropractor.
What about children and pregnant women?
Spinal health care is most appropriate for both these groups. Special adjusting techniques are used for children and pregnant women.
Can someone who has had back surgery or has a fracture see a chiropractor?
Conditions such as these often place extra stress and tension on the spine. To leave this extra stress unchecked could lead to further problems in other areas. Your chiropractor will take all of these factors into account before recommending chiropractic care.
What qualifications does a chiropractor have?
Chiropractors complete five years of chiropractic college. Courses taken are the same as a medical doctor with the addition of studying spinal care, nutrition, exercise and advanced neuroanatomy in place of emergency procedures, surgery and pharmacology.
I am not in pain. Should I still have a regular spinal check-up?
A: Just as you regularly see your dentist for your teeth or service your car, you should have your spine checked on a regular basis.