Chiropractic Care FAQs
What can I expect on my first visit?
At your initial consultation Dr Broe will take a detailed medical history – please take along any x-rays if you have them. He will perform an examination that focuses on how your joints, muscles and nerves are functioning individually and together. This can involve undressing down to your underwear in private, with the option of a gown. Your privacy and dignity will be respected at all times. Following the examination, a chiropractic care plan will discussed. The first consultation takes, on average, around 45 minutes.
Will treatment hurt?
When carried out correctly by a qualified practitioner the manipulation involved in the treatment is not painful. In some cases when you have had a problem for some time, you may feel sore after treatment whilst your body starts to adjust itself.
How much will treatment cost?
Initial consultation including treatment – £55 Follow up appointments – £38
What is the clicking sound of an adjustment?
When the two surfaces of a joint are moved apart rapidly, as happens in a chiropractic adjustment, there is a change of pressure within the joint space. This may cause a bubble of gas to ‘pop’ but rest assured this does not hurt.
Is chiropractic safe?
As with any form of medical treatment there are possible risks, however chiropractic is considered to be safe and Dr Broe has an outstanding safety record. A recent study involving 50,000 patients with neck symptoms treated over a 6 week period demonstrated only minor transient adverse reactions. All chiropractors must be registered with the government statutory regulatory body, the General Chiropractic Council. Dr Broe undergoes regular professional knowledge and skills updates as part of his regulation commitment.
How long does a treatment session take?
The first consultation takes, on average, about 45 minutes. Further visits will last between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition and treatment that you need.
How many sessions will I need?
Your recovery is dependent on many factors, each case is assessed individually as no two problems are entirely the same. The number of treatments will depend upon the severity of the condition, the length of time you have had it and your own commitment to any rehabilitative exercises and treatment visits which may be recommended.
Will my doctor approve?
Increasingly, GPs recognise chiropractic as an effective complementary treatment, particularly for back pain. You do not need a GP’s referral to visit a chiropractor. NICE guidelines recommend chiropractic treatment for back conditions.
Can I get treatment with my health insurance?
Many health insurance companies will now pay for chiropractic treatment; please check before your appointment.
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