If you’ve been suffering from a problem such as a bad back, persistent neck pain or joint stiffness, it could be worth looking for a chiropractor to help you get to the root of the issue. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive solution for the alleviation of musculoskeletal pain and is highly regarded as a form of treatment. In Bury St Edmunds, there are no better chiropractors than Fornham Chiropractic Clinic.



What should I look for in a chiropractor?


By law, all chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC regulates and sets the standards in all stages of chiropractic education, ensuring that patients are treated safely and members of the public can be confident that their chosen practitioner has been professionally trained. You can check that a chiropractor is registered by visiting the GCC website and performing a search. All qualified practitioners in the UK are required to complete five years of full-time study and must earn a Masters in Chiropractic at a university.


When it comes to your health, you want to be sure that you’re in good hands and receiving the best possible care. To ensure you choose a great chiropractor, it is therefore important that you do your research. Read other patients’ testimonials to get a good sense of a clinic’s reputation, ask family and friends for recommendations and check that each healthcare provider you look into offers the services you require. It could also help to check with health insurance providers if you’ll be claiming back for your treatment, as some insurers will only reimburse patients for chiropractic treatment if the healthcare provider has a minimum of five years’ experience and has also been recommended by two independent healthcare specialists practising in related fields.


Although a busy chiropractors is evidently a popular one, you don’t want to choose a healthcare provider only to find out you’ll have to wait weeks or even longer for an appointment. Check with your chosen clinic or individual as early as you can to avoid disappointment and get you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.



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

You should never feel too embarrassed or awkward to ask your chiropractor questions. They are trained professionals who will be more than happy to explain the treatment you are receiving and ease any anxieties you might have. Start by asking the following questions to give you a better understanding of what’s next:


  • What is involved in a course of treatment?
  • How can chiropractic care help me and my specific health problem?
  • How long does each session last and how many times a week must I come in for an adjustment?
  • Will I need additional care from other healthcare professionals?
  • Do you use specific equipment to perform scans?
  • Do you provide any additional services such as exercise plans or tutorials?



What do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat a number of conditions related to the spine as well as other muscles, joints and ligaments. Commonly treated problems include:


  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Stiffness of the joints and muscles
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches (cervicogenic)
  • Arthritic joint pains, e.g. The hip or knee

If you live in the area of Bury St Edmunds and are looking for a chiropractor nearby, get in touch with Fornham Chiropractic Clinic today. Pop in to the clinic or call on 01284 220202 to find out more and see if they are the right fit for you.