Lower Back Pain  •  Neck Pain  •  Headaches and Migraines  •  Sciatica  •  Nerve Pain

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. What can chiropractic treat?
  2. 2. Can arthritic patients benefit from chiropractic treatments?
  3. 3. What are the limits of the treatments?
  4. 4. How many sessions will I need?
  5. 5. Will I have to return at a later date?
  6. 6. Will treatment make my joints become loose?
  7. 7. As with any treatments there are risks involved but do the chiropractic treatments have any side effects?
  8. 8. How long does a treatment take?
  9. 9. What age group is chiropractic recommended for?
  10. 10. Do I need to bring anything special or wear any different clothes?
  11. 11. What are the chances of the problem reoccurring after the treatments have finished?

 

1. What can chiropractic treat?

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Dizziness / Vertigo
  • Neck Pain / Cervicalgia
  • Pain, Numbness, Tingling in arms hands or legs
  • Back Pain / Thoracalgia or Stiffness and Muscular pains between shoulder blades and the shoulder region
  • Lower back pain / Lumbago / Lumbalgia with or without pain in the legs, groin or sciatica
  • Joint problems / Joint pains
   
  • Herniated discs "slipped disc"
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Pinched / Trapped nerve
  • Both Acute and chronic problems
  • Stenosis


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2. Can arthritic patients benefit from chiropractic treatments?

People who have arthritis or similar diseases (ie: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosis spondylitis etc) that affect our joints can still receive chiropractic treatments, as a matter of fact many of them can benefit greatly from the treatment. They already have their illness that is causing aches and pains so if we can remove pains from a secondary source generally they will feel much better.

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3. What are the limits of the treatments?

All treatments have their limits, with chiropractic we generally treat biomechanical problems that have arisen from overuse / overload, injury or trauma.
As chiropratic treats from the outside to fix what's on the inside in a biomechanincal aspect it can't really fix degenerate changes (wear and tear) fractures, structural changes, anomalies and diseases. Though many of our patients have these issues it is not what we treat.

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4. How many sessions will I need?

Each treatment plan needs to be decided individually regarding each patients problems, needs and general heath. Generally a problem not left too long responds quicker to treatment than a long standing one.

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5. Will I have to return at a later date?

When a problem has been fixed and that area is working correctly the body will want it to stay that way. So when things are working properly again it tends to stay that way. That is until we overuse or overload it again. There are sometimes weaknesses in our spine from years of use and abuse and since we often continue to use and abuse, it is important to stay on tops of things so problems don't get chance to develop, that way we can help prevent issues becoming severe.

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6. Will treatment make my joints become loose?

No! treatment will not make your joints loose!
All we want to accomplish is to regain normal movement and doing so by restoring the joints normal function.

Hence we actually help the joint to stay healthy because of more equalised pressure on the joints surface (or disc) and optimising it's nutrient update (which is dependent on the joint fluid inside the joint, hence increasing it's circulation)

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7. As with any treatments there are risks involved but do the chiropractic treatments have any side effects?

There are fortunately few reported risks and side effects from chiropratic treatment. It helps a lot that we only treat from the outside rather than going into the body.

There are a few circumstances regarding CVA (Cardio vascular accident) that have been reported after neck treatments, many of whom have not been treated by a qualified person and if suspected this can be tested for. Normal side effects are muscle soreness for a day or two after the first treatment.

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8. How long does a treatment take?

The first consultation usually takes around half an hour which includes a case history and an examination and a treatment. Follow up treatments usually take about 15 minutes or so.

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9. What age group is chiropractic recommended for?

People of any age can benefit from chiropratic care, ranging from a new born to someone well in to their older age.
Each patients individual needs and general health is taken in to consideration and the treatment is modified accordingly.

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10. Do I need to bring anything special or wear any different clothes?

There is no need to bring anything special with you and it is fine to wear your normal clothes.

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11. What are the chances of the problem reoccurring after the treatments have finished?

The problems, pains and aches that we treat generally are caused by some form of overuse/overload to our body.
(Whether it being from an accident or a general build up over time). When the spine is correctly aligned and the biometric function is restored the spine usually becomes stronger and more resistant to use and abuse. Although there are limits of course and if we go beyond these limits again then sometimes we can see the problems reoccur. However if we have been able to fix it once, normally we can be fix it again.

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