Can a person with a broken back or neck see a chiropractor?
Yes. Having a historical fracture is perfectly ok if you wish to see a chiropractor. In many cases Chiropractors discover small spinal fractures many years after they occurred that the patient was never aware of! People who have had broken their arms and legs in particular need chiropractic check-ups because accidents usually cause spinal problems. If you have any further questions, or if you wish to discuss a specific issue with a chiropractor, pleasecall us on 01992 627717, or visit our Contact Us page now. We offer a free no obligation spinal screening, where a chiropractor will sit down and discuss your injury with you, then recommend the best course of treatment.
Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
Yes. We care for numerous patients who have had various types of spinal surgery, and with good results. It’s an unfortunate fact that many people who have spinal surgery discover a return of their original problems months or years later. This all too-common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic treatment can often help avoid repeat occurrences and help prevent the need for surgery in the future.
How frequent should my chiropractic treatments be?
This depends greatly on your diagnosis. The recommended course of treatment takes into account your age, the length of time you’ve had the problem, and the type of work that you do. It’s often necessary to have more regular treatments initially, in order to get better results. As the problem improves then treatment becomes less frequent.
Can I adjust myself?
It is virtually impossible to adjust yourself. It is possible to turn or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound, like the sound that often accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint “manipulation” is not the same as chiropractic treatment and can often be counterproductive.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. The chiropractor evaluates each patient’s unique symptoms and develops an individual treatment program. There are numerous types of different spinal adjustments that chiropractors use.
How do chiropractic adjustments actually work?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific low-force in a precise direction applied to a spinal segment (vertebrae) bone that is “stuck,” or not moving properly. This “adjustment” adds motion to the spinal joints, helping the bone gradually return to more normal motion and position.
How much does chiropractic treatment cost?
According to the 1993 Manga Report, along with many other studies, it is shown that chiropractic care is extremely cost effective. Costs do vary, however, and generally depend on the number of treatments required to effectively treat your condition. Contact us nowand book a free spinal screening. There’s no obligation and we will be able to advise you on how long your recovery is likely to take along with the cost.
Can chiropractors help with whiplash?
Yes. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be very effective in treating this painful condition. Getting whiplash victims back to work and pain free can be done a lot faster by visiting a chiropractor.
Do chiropractors prescribe medication?
No. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication. Chiropractic treatment diagnoses and treats the underlying cause of the problem, whereas drugs merely mask the symptoms.
How does chiropractic care help pregnant women?
Pregnancy places additional weight and stress on women’s bodies. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pregnancy-related lower back, pelvic (SPD), leg, neck and shoulder blade pain. Chiropractic treatment is perfectly safe and effective and can be carried out throughout most of the pregnancy, all the way up to the time of labour. The most important time for women to visit a chiropractor, however, is at the post natal stage. This will allow your chiropractor to check for any spinal problems caused by the pregnancy and birth. Did you know? Children can suffer from similar spinal injuries as adults. Visit our child page to find out more.
What is a herniated or prolapsed disc?
This can occur as part of the normal wear and tear process. As there is a gradual loss of strength, the oval shape of the disc begins to bulge and protrude from the spine. This protrusion impinges on the nerves surrounding it and can be extremely painful. Chiropractic treatment can be effective at preventing the need for surgery in some of these circumstances. However, it’s important to note that in some cases a surgical procedure will be required.
What is wear and tear of the spine and is it dangerous?
In between each bone segment of the spine there are discs. As we get older these discs lose their water content and naturally reduce in height – this is a gradual process that occurs in most people, as we age, and has no consequences. It is a completely normal part of the ageing process. In rare circumstance, however, the process can become excessive. Small excess pieces of bone, known as bone spurs (osteophytes), develop, causing the patient pain.
Do I have to keep coming back for treatments?
Prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of similar problems and minimising the risk of new injuries. That’s why we recommend that patients come in periodically for check-ups and supportive care. Experience demonstrates that patients, who attend regularly, tend to incur fewer problems in the long term and are therefore able to continue a normal and active working life free from injury.
What is the expected recovery timeline?
Injuries vary, and there are a number of other factors to consider too. Things such as your age, the severity of the injury, the length of time you’ve had it, and the type of work you do, will all affect how long it takes you to completely recover. Before we begin treatment we conduct an initial investigation and advise how long the recovery process is likely to take. If you’re currently experiencing symptoms, then the sooner you get begin treatment, the faster you’ll be able to return to an active healthy lifestyle. To find out more and to book a free spinal screening, contact us now
What are chiropractic adjustments?
Chiropractic adjustments are subtle techniques used to manipulate the spine, which help restore the normal position and function of the spinal joint. A misaligned vertebra can impinge on your nerves, which leads to pain, inflammation and other neurological symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments will correct this.
Is chiropractic treatment painful?
No. Chiropractic therapy is generally not a painful procedure and your chiropractor will work sensitively with you to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the process.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic is very safe. It avoids invasive procedures such as surgery or the use of drugs. Chiropractic care is a natural approach to better health that is proven to be safe and effective.