About Chiropractic

The purpose of chiropractic is to optimise your health. We utilise safe, natural techniques to correct nerve, muscle, joint and ligament problems without drugs or surgery. Our aim is to restore the normal function of your body, thus removing the cause of your symptoms.

sheila2.jpg What happens when I come for a consultation?

You will be asked questions about your current complaint. We also ask about your medical history, for example what injuries you may have had or what medicines you are taking. You will then be carefully examined and the findings will be explained to you. Your chiropractor will decide how we can help you and explain what you require. You will have the chance to ask questions. You then decide if you wish to go ahead with chiropractic care.

Do I have to see my doctor before I come? 

No, you do not need a doctor's referral. Simply pick up the telephone and ask to book an appointment.

How much does it cost?

The fee for the initial consultation, which comprises a full case history and thorough physical examination, is £75 and treatment sessions are £40 per visit.

lee2.jpg How does chiropractic work? 

All the functions of your body are controlled by your nervous system. If the vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment or they are not moving properly, the nerves leaving the spinal cord branching out to every part of your body can become pinched, trapped or irritated. This can then cause many symptoms such as neck or back pain, weakness, numbness and tingling. It will affect the function of your whole body. Chiropractors are trained to examine you and detect areas which are not functioning normally. The chiropractor corrects the joint dysfunction by using safe, gentle manipulation to restore normal alignment and motion. This reduces the interference to your nervous system and your body can then go on to heal itself, naturally.

How long will it take for me to get better? 

This varies from person to person. It depends on what is wrong with you, the severity of the complaint, how long you have had the problem, your age, general health, occupation and lifestyle. Some people require only one or two visits, whereas others need a longer course of treatment. When you are feeling better, we will offer you the option of returning to the clinic for checkups aimed at preventing recurrence of your symptoms.

aboutimg.jpg Who can benefit from chiropractic care? 

Anyone can have a problem with their spine, but they may not be aware of it.  Babies who have had a difficult birth for example, a long labour, forceps, suction or Caesarian; Toddlers and children may have falls or stumbles; Adults can have work-related sresses and strains, sports injuries or car accidents; The elderly can suffer with arthritis. All of these things can be helped by chiropractic. Chiropractors treat people of all ages.

Do Chiropractors just treat backs?

No. If you injure your shoulder, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles or feet, chiropractic adjustments will help to realign the bones and ensure the injured joints and muscles heal in the correct position. Car accidents, falls, sports injuries can all create joint dysfunction and pain which responds well to chiropractic care.