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We have made a list of common questions we get asked about Chiropractic treatment. If you have a question that we haven't answered here, give us a call on 01534 876510.
Is Chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes! Chiropractic treatment is extremely safe. Our Chiropractors will take a detailed medical history from you to make sure that any treatment they administer is safe for you and your condition.
Bad side affects of Chiropractic treatment are extremely rare.
Mild side effects of local soreness/discomfort are more common but typically resolve within 24-48 hours after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of appointments you may need will depend on the injury or condition you have. Some people with minor sports injuries may only need a couple of visits, others with chronic conditions may need more.
Your Chiropractor should explain how many appointments you may need in your Initial Consultation and then monitor your progress. Should you or your Chiropractor feel like you will need more or fewer appointments, this will be discussed with you.
What should I wear to an appointment?
Whatever you are comfortable in. Your Chiropractor may ask you to remove an item of clothing if they need better access to the area they are going to treat but towels and gowns are will be offered if this is required.
Any clothing is ok, it may be preferable to wear something that you can move around easily in.
Do I have to be clicked?
Absolutely not. The 'clicking' that is often used as a part of Chiropractic treatment is called an adjustment or manipulation and is a type of joint mobilisation. Chiropractors will normally consider this treatment technique if they find a joint which is not moving optimally.
Lots of people cannot be 'clicked' due to medical conditions they may have and others prefer not to be due to personal preference. Your Chiropractor is happy to offer other forms of treatment which can achieve similar results.
Can I exercise before/after a treatment?
It depends. Please adapt your exercise if you have been advised to avoid specific movements to let an injury heal.
Too much exercise too soon after injury can prolong your recovery time. Your Chiropractor will guide you through a progressive return to activity.
Your Chiropractor may also prescribed you exercises to at home to speed up your recovery.
Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
Absolutely. You're welcome to bring along a friend or family member to your appointment if that would help you to feel more relaxed.
If you would like a chaperone, one of our receptionists would be happy to accompany you. Please just ask on the day of your appointment.