Visiting a chiropractor for the first time, or even enquiring about an appointment, can seem a bit daunting – especially when you are in pain. To help out, here are a few answers to questions you may not think to ask, but we think that you probably should.
1. Will chiropractic care hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments are generally painless, although patients may experience some mild discomfort or soreness after the treatment. Chiropractors are trained to adjust the spine in a way that is safe and comfortable for the patient.
2. Can chiropractic care help with conditions other than back pain?
Yes, chiropractic care can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including neck pain, headaches, and joint pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and address imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, which can affect the entire body.
3. Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?
Yes, chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women and can help to alleviate common pregnancy-related symptoms such as back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors can also provide guidance on exercises and stretches that are safe to perform during pregnancy.
4. How many sessions will I need?
The number of chiropractic sessions required will depend on the individual patient’s needs and the severity of their condition. Some patients may find relief after just a few sessions, while others may require ongoing care to maintain their results.
5. Will I need to see a chiropractor for the rest of my life?
No, chiropractic care is not meant to be a lifelong treatment. However, some patients may choose to continue with regular chiropractic care as a way to maintain their overall health and wellness.
6. Can chiropractic care help with sports injuries?
Yes, chiropractic care can be effective in treating sports injuries. Chiropractors can provide manual therapies and exercises to help speed up the healing process and prevent future injuries.
7. Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?
Many insurance plans do cover chiropractic care, although the extent of coverage may vary. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine what services are covered and what out-of-pocket costs they may incur.
8. Can chiropractic care help with posture?
Yes, chiropractic care can help to improve posture by addressing imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors can provide exercises and adjustments to help patients maintain good posture and prevent future problems.
9. Are there any side effects of chiropractic care?
While side effects are rare, some patients may experience mild soreness or discomfort after a chiropractic adjustment. In very rare cases, more serious side effects such as herniated discs or nerve damage may occur. These side effects, although very concerning, are normally temporary and can be managed and resolved.
10. Can chiropractic care help with stress and anxiety?
Yes, chiropractic care can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety by improving the function of the nerve and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors can provide manual therapies and lifestyle recommendations to help patients manage stress and promote relaxation.
If you have any other concerns about whether chiropractic care is right for you we recommend you book a Free Screen with one of our chiropractors. This is an opportunity for a free-of-charge 15-minute face-to-face consultation to help you decide before booking a New Patient appointment.
Here at The Lymington Chiropractic Clinic we are lucky to have other practitioners working alongside our chiropractors. So, if your sports injury would benefit from some specialist sports injury massage or some deep tissue massage therapy would help other conditions, then Hannah Day is in clinic on Mondays and Thursdays. You may wish to consult our acupuncturist Amanda Caspari, and she is in clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And, for all things foot related, we have our resident podiatrist Paul Gray in clinic on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
So remember, if pain and discomfort are preventing you from enjoying life, Book Online or call 01590 679560 for appointments with chiropractors Colin, Charlotte or Fiona, or massage therapist Hannah. For acupuncture appointments, call Amanda directly on 07876 343 821. And for podiatry appointments call Paul directly on 07857 137732.