What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors are professionals who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints and soft tissues.
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust (manipulate) the joints and soft tissues of your spine and limbs where signs of restriction in movement are found, improving mobility and relieving pain.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions including:
• Lower back pain and Sciatica
• Neck pain
• Migraine and headaches
• Shoulder and arm pain
• Hip and knee complaints
Will treatment hurt?
Adjusting is not painful. If you have acute muscle spasms or resist the adjustment there may be some discomfort.
What is the popping noise of adjustments?
When the surface of a joint are moved apart rapidly, as happens in a chiropractic adjustment, there is a change of pressure within the joint space. This may cause a miniscule bubble of gas to pop. This sound is not significant and does not hurt.
Do I need GP referal?
No, chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals, so you can consult us directly.
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Can I get treatment on the NHS?
Some GPs are able to purchase treatment for their patients on the NHS. Most health insurance companies will now pay for treatment, although some might require a letter from your GP. If you are looking to claim back for the treatment, it is best to check your policy.
How long does a treatment take?
The first consultation takes about 60 minutes. This includes
a full health consultation and assessment. After your initial consultation treatment is based on your specific condition, so your appointment can last anything from 10 to 30 minutes.
What should I wear?
Loose comfortable clothes.
How much will it cost?
New patient consultation £20
New patient consultation with treatment £57
Can I pay by card?
Yes, you can pay by cash or card.
What should I expect as a new patient?
For more information about visiting the clinic for the first time click here.