If you regularly suffer from a bad back, stiff neck, or other type of musculoskeletal pain, you may have thought about chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic is a safe and effective form of therapy with many benefits and can help you on your way to becoming pain free. If you’re looking to find the right chiropractor for you in Bury St Edmunds, look no further than Fornham Chiropractic Clinic.



What to look for in a chiropractor

Choosing a chiropractor can be a challenge; after all, how do you know which is the right one for you? Here are some key things to look for:

Firstly, ensure that any healthcare provider you are considering is fully qualified and officially registered to practise in the UK. Just like any other healthcare professional, chiropractors must study and train at university in order to become qualified and provide care to patients. All chiropractors must also be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in order to lawfully treat people – you can check that your local clinic is registered simply by visiting the GCC website and performing a search. The GCC is a regulatory organisation that sets standards of chiropractic conduct and practise across the industry, making certain that patients are always treated safely.

The next thing to consider when making your choice is the reputation of any potential chiropractor. A good place to start is with the word of other patients, whether you speak to friends and family for recommendations or look at online reviews. By hearing about other patients’ experiences, you’ll be able to get a good idea of what a chiropractor is like and whether you feel confident in your approaching them for treatment.

Once you’ve narrowed down your options to a few potential healthcare providers, your next step should be to check what services they offer. Not all clinics have access to the same equipment, so it’s worth doing your research. Some chiropractors offer scanning services to measure biomechanics and orthotics, while others may offer Myovision scanning, shockwave therapy, dry needling and more.

Lastly, it’s always helpful to check how busy a clinic is before finalising your decision. When you’re suffering from pain, you want to start the healing process as quickly as possible, so it’s vital to choose a chiropractor that won’t keep you waiting for weeks.



What questions should I ask my new chiropractor?

Your chiropractor wants you to understand the treatment process as well as how it will impact your body, and they will likely also have some tips on how to alleviate pain through simple lifestyle changes. A good chiropractor will encourage your questions, so you should never feel embarrassed to ask them. Some initial queries might be:


  • What will my treatment entail and how will it help?
  • When should I expect to begin seeing results?
  • How many times per week should I come in?
  • Will I need additional care from other healthcare professionals?
  • What equipment do you use to perform scans?
  • Do you provide any additional services such as exercise plans or video tutorials?



What do chiropractors treat?

Although chiropractic care is most often associated with back and neck pain, it can in fact be used to treat a wide range of conditions:


  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain (tennis elbow, golfers elbow)
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Sports injuries
  • Migraines and cervicogenic headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic joint pains (hips, knees, etc.)

If you’re looking for a chiropractor in the Bury St Edmunds area of Suffolk, there’s no better than Fornham Chiropractic Clinic. Contact us on 01284 220202 to book an appointment or find out more.