Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) problems throughout the body and how that effects the nervous system and general health.
Are you a medical doctor?
No, I am a Doctor of Chiropractic not a medical doctor. I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the United Chiropractic Association.
What do you treat?
Chiropractors are known for treating back problems but we can help with a variety of different conditions affecting muscles, joints or even with trapped nerve type injuries.
Don’t Chiropractors ‘Crack Backs’?
No. Chiropractors are trained in a wide range of treatments, effective in treating the very elderly or even a small baby.
In our training we are taught how to aid people with severe arthritis and osteoporosis.
At the clinic our chiropractors go through every case in detail, giving effective advice on nutrition, exercise, posture etc. Every case is different and is treated that way.
Can’t anyone be a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. Training consists of four or five years covering chiropractic treatment techniques, case management, pharmacology, nutrition and numerous more things. Lots of chiropractors can take and read x-rays including the four at our clinic. We have appropriate insurance are regulated and have to continue our professional development every year just like other health professions such as the medical profession. Chiropractic is very popular throughout the world.
Is it painful?
People in pain come to chiropractors all the time. Those who’ve had a “slipped disc” or “sciatica” will understand. Chiropractors do not just use manipulation they use a wide range of treatments. Chiropractors learn how to help without causing too much discomfort. The deep tissue massage techniques I use are usually the most painful techniques but this is all done within personal tolerance.