All chiropractors are registered

with the General Chiropractic Council in the UK.

Types of treatments, benefits, risks and side effects

The type of treatment you will receive will depend very much on the type and severity of your condition. Typically, combinations of manual techniques to improve function, alleviate discomfort or pain and remove interference are used. The idea is to remove or alleviate the stress to the involved areas to allow your body to heal better.

Procedures commonly employed are specific joint manipulations called adjustments, mobilisations, trigger point release, localised message and stretching. You may also be given advice on how to avoid problems and correct your posture as well as be given specific exercises to do at work or home.

Some patients may experience transient discomfort (mild ache/soreness) after treatment. This normally subsides within 24 hours. There are no certain categories of patients who are at risk from certain procedures. These will be screened for by your chiropractor. It is therefore important that you answer any questions about your health honestly, as these may be relevant to your care

Potential risk and alternatives will be outlined by your chiropractor. In the unlikely event that your pain gets worse after a treatment or you experience other symptoms (e.g. dizziness, nausea, loss of sensation or weakness) you should contact the clinic or attend your nearest A&E department.

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