If you’ve been putting up with chronic back pain, suffering from a stiff neck or perhaps enduring a foot issue like Plantar Fasciitis, now could be the right time to consult a local chiropractor. Chiropractic care has many benefits and can make a real difference if you’re suffering from musculoskeletal related pain. Bury St Edmunds patients should turn to Fornham Chiropractic Clinic to help alleviate symptoms.


What should I look for in a chiropractor?

When it comes to our health and wellbeing, we always want to be sure that we are putting our trust in the right people. To help you choose the right chiropractor, focus on the following:


All practising chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). This is a legal requirement, as practitioners must adhere to the standards set by the GCC and must have the required qualifications in order to register. Anyone who wishes to become a chiropractor must study at university and complete a Masters degree in Chiropractic first, which involves five years of intensive full-time study. To check that your local clinician has all the appropriate credentials, simply go to the GCC website and find their name.


Before you let a chiropractor perform any adjustments on you, you should be confident in their abilities. One way to instil this confidence is to check that they have a reputation as an expert, among existing and previous patients as well as other healthcare professionals. Look to online patient reviews to get a good idea of a clinician’s reputation, ask friends and co-workers for recommendations and pick the brains of other healthcare specialists to see if there’s a practitioner they particularly trust and respect. This is also a good way to find out more about a chiropractor’s specialist areas and determine whether they’d be a good fit for you.


Reputation and credentials are important, but you should also make sure that the chiropractor you choose is one that will be convenient for you to visit. Look for a chiropractor nearby so you can easily get there for appointments and be sure to enquire in advance so you know they can fit you in without delay.



What questions should I ask a chiropractor when I first visit?

Don’t be afraid to ask your chiropractor questions – after all, they are experts! There’s no such thing as a stupid question, so ask away until you’re happy that you have a good understanding of the treatment process and how you’ll move forward. Some questions you might want to ask are:


  • What will my course of treatment involve?
  • How can chiropractic care alleviate my pain?
  • How long is each session?
  • How often would you recommend I visit to receive treatment?
  • Will I also need further care from other healthcare professionals?
  • Do you use any specific equipment during treatment?
  • Are there any ways I can help myself at home to alleviate pain?


What do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors are most often associated with the treatment of back pain. Though it is true that this is a commonly treated ailment and that patients suffering from back problems see great results, chiropractic care is also an effective solution for the following conditions:


  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritic joint pain
  • Tennis elbow, golfers elbow & other sports injuries
  • Sciatica

If you live in Bury St Edmunds and are looking for a chiropractor nearby, you won’t find better than Fornham Chiropractic Clinic. Call us on 01284 220202 or pop in to chat to our award-winning team about your symptoms.