Frequently Asked Questions
How can I benefit from chiropractic?
Treatment techniques vary between chiropractors. Although they are skilled in a range of therapeutic approaches, chiropractors are perhaps best known for spinal manipulation, a safe and highly effective form of treatment for spinal disorders. Manipulation involves the application of a fast, specific manual thrust to a restricted joint, usually in the spine. It has been shown in independent research trials to be highly beneficial for patients suffering with back pain and and has been recommended in draft guidelines published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
At the ECC we believe in an active care programmes to build muscle strength, stamina and endurance. This innovative approach reflects modern developments in chiropractic and medical approaches to back pain to help accelerate healing and promote the rehabilitation process of the affected joint or tissue.
Whether it is getting out of pain, improving how your body functions or maintaining long term change by taking control of your condition, our goal is to help you get solid, measurable results.
What conditions will a chiropractor help?
- Acute low back pain
- Chronic low back pain
- Mechanical neck pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Migraine and tension headaches prevention
- Extremity joint conditions
What is chiropractic treatment like?
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust and manipulate the joints of your spine and limbs where signs of restricted movement are found as well as using different techniques to relieve muscle tightness. Areas are treated using gentle, specific manipulation and pumping techniques to restore normal body movement. Treatment aims to make you move better and more freely. Following this they use advanced knowledge of exercise rehabilitation to train support, stability and improve your motor control.
When will you need a chiropractor?
If your back or joints feel locked, stiff, and sore or maybe haven’t responded to other treatments, then a consultation with a chiropractor may be recommended. Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages from babies to the elderly.
What will happen at your first appointment?
Your whole body will usually be assessed, not just the localised area of pain, so that anything that could be connected to the cause of your problem is looked at and strategies identified to make it less likely to recur.
If required x-rays or an MRI scan advised and organised.
This comprehensive analysis means we will be able to give you a clear understanding of the cause of your particular problem – and the level of treatment needed.
What qualifications will your chiropractor have?
All chiropractors who practice at our clinic are registered with the General Chiropractic Council having done a masters degree or equivalent in chiropractic.