Below are our Chiropractic FAQs to offer further help with the commonly asked questions by those new to chiropractic treatment. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call or contact us.
What is a chiropractor? Open Close
A chiropractor is trained in correcting and locating the cause of spinal pain. Back pain, neck pain and all sorts of bodily aches stem from nervous system interference caused by spinal dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustments help to return the normal flexibility and alignment of the spine.
What is an adjustment? Open Close
Also known as a chiropractic manipulation, an adjustment is when the chiropractor uses their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint to allow flexibility to return.
What is a Misalignment? Open Close
A misalignment is usually a radiographic (x-ray) finding, that represents one or more segments of the spine out of alignment with adjacent segments of the spine.
How is an adjustment given? Open Close
There’s not one defining way, it may be a slow, continuous pressure or a rapid movement. Depending on the root of the pain, the chiropractor may focus on just a part of the spine or give attention to all of it.
What is the popping sound? Open Close
The popping noise indicates a joint has been stretched slightly, causing a tiny gas of bubbles to be released. It’s no different to a knuckle cracking.
How long will it take to get well? Open Close
This is a hard one to answer, as there is not one rule that fits all. Everyone’s healing period is different and so the time taken for improvement will not be the same for everyone.
Will I need X-Rays? Open Close
Our chiropractors will only require an X-Ray if they think it is necessary judging from the findings of their initial consultation with you. X-Rays are an excellent diagnostic tool and will definitely be used if a more in depth analysis is required. Our chiropractors will not start treatment until they have ascertained they understand the full cause of your pain.
How often will I need to come? Open Close
We advise more frequent visits during the start of your treatment plan, but your chiropractor will be able to recommend a time scale to get the best results from your treatment. The more frequently the adjustments occur, the better your body will respond to the treatment; however the frequency of your visits will be able to be reduced once your spinal functionality improves. We recommend on-going treatment to maintain an excellent level of health and to stop your body deteriorating once again.
How much will it cost? Open Close
We want our health care to always be available to those in need, which is why our prices are competitive and reasonable. The cost of treatment will vary from person to person and depends on many factors such as the seriousness of the core problem and whether at-home exercises and stretches have been carried out properly.