FAQ

Do you have questions about Chiropractic in general or about the practice?  Well here is a selection of the most frequently asked ones.  Cannot see your question here?  No problem, I'm happy to answer any questions you have when we meet. 

Frequently asked questions

How many visits will I need?


This varies from person to person and depends on a number of factors such as type and chronicity of problem, general health and fitness level, responsiveness to treatment and adherence to any recomended self care advice. NICE* guidelines recommend 9 sessions over a 12 week period in a case of simple uncomplicated lower back pain. *NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Will it hurt?


Chiropractic adjustments are generally painless and any discomfort is momentary as it is such a quick procedure. If tight muscles need to be released then some deep tissue techniques can a little more taxing but you are in control, so if you don't like a particular approach there are always alternatives.




Are chiropractors regulated?


The General Chiropractic council (GCC), is the regulatory body of Chiropractic and in order to use the title you have an MChiro or Msc degree in Chiropractic.




How long is your training?


In the UK the minimum number of study years is 4 and graduates either obtain an MChiro or Msc Chiropractic degree. Learning is life long as you can imagine and Chiropractors like other health professions have to complete number of hours training each year in order to stay of the register.




What is Chiropractic?


The World Health Organisation (WHO), defines Chiropractic as " A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. To read more go to our page 'About Chiropractic.'




Do you just treat the spine?


It is a common misconception that Chiropractic is only concerned with the spine. We deal with the entire musculoskeletal system, arms, legs and pelvis included. Basically if there is a joint we deal with it.





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