CHIROPRACTIC FAQ frequently asked questions
What Will Happen When I See A Chiropractor?
When you see one of our Chiropractors, you will be given a full and thorough examination, this is to enable them to get all the information they need from you. The initial visit will include a full medical history, including your presenting complaint and your lifestyle history. A thorough physical examination will be performed including orthopedic and neurological tests.
What Training Do Chiropractors Undergo?
All British Chiropractic Association Chiropractors have undergone a minimum of a four year, full-time, internationally accredited degree course. Studies include the medical sciences, clinical diagnostic skills. Orthopedic and neurological testing, taking and reading of x-rays. They are also trained to have a complete repertoire of chiropractic adjustment methods to suit the varied needs of patients and treat the whole range of musculoskeletal conditions. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is now a statutory requirement, monitored by the General Chiropractic Council.
Will I Need X-Rays?
Chiropractors are trained to take and read x-rays, and each case is judged on an individual basis as to whether or not an x-ray or any other testing procedure is necessary.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic is safe and has far fewer risks than many other treatments including anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers. Serious side effects of Chiropractic are very rare but of course your Chiropractor will discuss this with you prior to your treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Your recovery will be influenced by many factors such as age, lifestyle, type of problem, and all these factors need to be taken into account. At your Report of Findings, your Chiropractor will tell you about the result of your Initial Consultation, they will explain how many treatments you are likely to need and the likely time scales.
Does Treatment Hurt?
Adjustments when performed by a qualified practitioner are not generally painful, but of course if you are experiencing a lot of muscle spasm and acute pain even the gentlest of touches can be painful, so there may be some discomfort. Some people do experience some discomfort after their first few treatments but of course our Chiropractor will use their years of experience to ensure this is as minimal as possible.
Can I "Crack" My Own Back?
We would definitely not advise this! You cannot properly control the forces involved and when you click your own joints you are unlikely to make the problem better and possibly doing more damage. Even our Chiropractors who are skilled in performing adjustments do not adjust themselves. If you feel like you need to click your joints you probably need to see your Chiropractor.
Are Chiropractors Doctors?
All Chiropractors must complete a 4 or 5 yr full-time degree programme to qualify as a Chiropractor. Following qualification, they are given the courtesy title 'Dr'. They are not a medical doctor, they are a doctor of Chiropractic.
What is Chiropractic?
In accordance with CAP: 'Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. It emphasises manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation, and includes exercises and health and lifestyle counselling.'
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Are Chiropractors registered?
In order for Chiropractors to practice in the United Kingdom, they have to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
The General Chiropractic Council is the governing body of the profession, ensuring that all Chiropractors have met academic and professional achievements and standards.
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This man has magic hands. Hobbled in today with lower back pain - feel fantastic. So friendly too!! Thank you Harish.
Lovely people who made me feel so relaxed, I arrived with a very painful back and shoulder and after a few sessions my shoulder is pain free and my back is much more flexible thank-you guys!
Highly recommended only been to two appointments and i am amazed at the results.
Coming to Chiropractic UK has been one of my best decisions. I had been suffering with lower back pain for years and all I was given was pain killers. After a few sessions with Harish I felt so much better. I now attend on a maintenance basis.
I have been a patient for at least two years and the treatment is very good. I walk and do lots of physical activities so coming on a regular basis enables me to do all these activities.
I started treatment when I was at work and suffered with lower back pain. The treatment helped with the stiffness and pain so I have been having maintenance since to keep supple.
I have been coming to Chiropractic UK for quite a few years. The treatment received is fantastic and Rachna and Harish are so kind and helpful and do all they can to alleviate your painful conditions.
I am really pleased with the treatment sessions which have definitely helped to relieve my back pain. You are a caring and friendly practice and I would recommend you to other.
Harish Kapur has been alleviating the symptoms resulting from my osteoarthritis of the neck and spine for a number of years. He is always kind, caring & very knowledgeable. He helps keep me mobile and reduces my discomfort.
I am really happy with treatment for my symptoms, it all helps to let me live life to the full and enjoy my activities. He is a very pleasant person and explains treatment and problems, which puts you at ease. I would recommend him to others. Treatment also helps me to keep mobile