Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Treatment Painful?
No. Adjustment procedures are chosen for each patient taking into account patient comfort, the condition and state of progress. Occasionally adjustments of a Chronic or severe problem may cause transient mild discomfort, but this does not persist. The relief following a successful adjustment is often remarkable.
Am I too old?
Age really is no barrier! Adjustment is safe for people of any age; procedures differ for the very young, those with bone disease such as Osteoporosis and the elderly.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend on your particular condition, its severity and your response to treatment.
What happens at the end of the treatment?
At the conclusion of a course of treatment many of our patients choose to attend the Clinic periodically in much the same way as they do with the Dentist.
Periodic visits can help maintain what has been achieved through treatment. The decision to continue with Maintenance Care is very much a personal one and is not obligatory.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic is remarkably safe when carried out by a suitably qualified practitioner. In fact a number of studies have shown that Chiropractic treatment is significantly safer then common alternatives such as long-term use of pain killers, anti-inflammatory medication or surgery.
Can I help myself as well?
Absolutely! Recent research has indicated that patients who perform Rehabilitative exercises in conjunction with their Chiropractic treatment improve more quickly than those who do not. During your treatment we will instruct you on what exercise will help your condition.
Can Chiropractic help people with Arthritis?
Yes. One of the consequences of ordinary Osteoarthritis or Spondylosis is that the joints become stiff and painful. If this stiffness is allowed to advance unchecked it can be very disabling. By improving the mobility of the joints Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with arthritis.
Will I need x-rays?
This depends on the nature of the case. It is the policy of the Clinic to take x-ray only when it is judged clinically necessary.