Whilst some conditions may only need one or two visits to get you feeling fantastic again, most patients that we see have suffered pain for years or have injured joints or muscles. These conditions are likely to require more management including pain relief therapy, home exercises and postural correction. Some patients, often athletes or those with degenerative change, may choose to have spinal checks every month or two (maintenance care) to keep the spine and muscles working well, aiming to reduce further exacerbations of pain. We commonly find minor faults with the spine at these checks, which are likely to be the result of poor posture, bending, lifting, or trips and falls. These can then be treated to get your spine, joints and muscles working optimally again.
In order to be able to examine and treat you thoroughly our patients are usually asked to change into a gown. If this concerns you then please feel free to bring a pair of shorts or discuss it with one of our chiropractors.