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Is Chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic is extremely safe and a low risk intervention. One area which has been received much attention is the risk of a stroke in neck adjustments. Research shows that this risk is about 1 in 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 neck adjustments, which is considerably less than the risk of having a stroke during surgery.

Occasionally patients may experience some mild pain or stiffness after an adjustment, however this is usually short lived and a good sign that we are making changes.

Is an adjustment painful?

No, a Chiropractic adjustment should not be painful at all. Some patients find it slightly uncomfortable however this is usually due to the associated clicking noise, which is due to small gas bubbles being released from the joint.

Do I need a referral from my GP or any other health care professional?

No, you do not require a referral from your GP or any other health care professional. Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world after Medicine and Dentistry. However it is completely private and not covered by the NHS meaning you can self refer. In our practice we find that the majority of our patients are referred from other patients who have had great results.

How long will it take to get better?

This will depend on how long you have had the condition, severity, age, previous injuries, general health, diet, fitness, etc. Everyone is different however we would always advise to address your complaint as soon as possible and follow your recommendations in order to get the most out of your care.

Is it covered by insurance?

Yes you may be covered by insurance however this will depend on your policy. We recommend you check before you begin care.

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