An adjustment is an effective form of treatment that involves applying a gentle pressure to stiff and sore joints. The adjustment loosens the joint and surrounding muscles, to restore proper movement and joint function. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to improve spinal function, nerve function and general health.

Generally chiropractic treatment does not hurt, although in some cases patients may experience short-term discomfort which should ease quickly. Your chiropractor will advise you if this is likely to happen and will tell you how to reduce any soreness.

Your chiropractor will try to get you better as quickly as possible. The speed at which you get better is dependent on: your particular condition, its severity and the length of time that you have been suffering with it. Patients respond at different rates, some report immediate improvement after their first treatment. Some patients need more time for healing to take place and will notice the benefit of treatment in a few weeks.

At the initial consultation, your chiropractor will be able to give you a clearer idea of how many treatments you will need, based on your condition, its severity and your lifestyle. Typically, newer injuries will require less treatment, and as long as there is no severe tissue damage, good improvement will often occur within 4 – 6 treatments.

Absolutely not! Some patients rely on chiropractic care to help manage episodes of spinal problems. Others include chiropractic as part of a plan of ongoing preventative care, similar to seeing your dentist regularly for a dental checkup.

Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Patients, who are very active or very inactive, have physical and stressful jobs, have underlying reoccurring spinal problems or those people who just want to be at their very best, find that a chiropractic check-up every few months is helpful in preventing injuries and maintaining good health.

How long you benefit from chiropractic care is up to you.

Yes, chiropractic is remarkably safe when a fully qualified practitioner carries out treatment. Numerous studies have shown that Chiropractic treatment is significantly safer than common alternatives such as long-term use of painkillers, anti-inflammatory medication or surgery.

Chiropractic treatment is also safe and suitable for babies, children and pregnant women.