Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Chiropractic?
The World Federation of Chiropractic in 1999 defined Chiropractic as concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.
What to Expect?
Initially a detailed case history is recorded noting present and previous episodes of pain relating to the present symptoms, along with enquiries into medical history and trauma history. This gives the Chiropractor an insight into possible problem areas.
A detailed examination is then made in order to allow the Chiropractor to make a diagnosis of your condition. This will include looking at posture, active and passive range of motion of joints, and some exercises to examine joint function relevant to daily activity. This provides the basis for a diagnosis and the development of a treatment plan.
In addition to appropriate treatment, guidance will be given on improving posture and movement in daily activity. Exercises may be recommended to help stabilise the musculoskeletal structure, and, where necessary, to strengthen it to allow correct muscle use.
Do I Have to Pay for Treatment?
Unfortunately Chiropractic is not paid for by the NHS, however we are registered with all the major health insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP and Norwich Union.
Why is Rehabilitation Necessary?
Many of us move in our daily tasks, for example sitting, standing, picking something up, in such a way that we continuously aggravate the pain that we may be experiencing, or we may predispose ourselves to injury. In order to speed recovery and to help strengthen the body from further injury, a series of graduated rehabilitation sessions are included within the treatment programme. Further rehabilitation may be recommended.