If you’re sick of suffering from constant back pain or always find yourself rubbing at your neck because of persistent stiffness, chiropractic care could be the solution you’ve been looking for. This highly regarded type of complementary medicine is used to help relieve problems with the musculoskeletal system benzo rehab by arcsfl, which includes the bones, muscles and joints. In Bury St Edmunds, Fornham Chiropractic Clinic is waiting to help you alleviate pain and improve your overall quality of life.


What to look for in a chiropractor:

GCC registration

When looking for a chiropractor, the most important thing is to make sure they are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). By law, all chiropractors must be registered and you can check the GCC register online to find practitioners in your area. The GCC is an independent statutory body that is responsible for regulating all UK chiropractors to ensure the safety of patients. All registered chiropractors must adhere to the high standards set by the GCC and must also have been awarded the necessary qualifications in order to practice in this profession. This means having a Masters degree in Chiropractic.


To find the right chiropractor for you, do some of your own research and take advice from any friends, family or co-workers who have previously received treatment. Someone you know may have a recommendation based on their own experience and will be able to tell you more about the treatment process at a specific clinic. Online testimonials are also helpful as these show you how highly regarded a practitioner is, so you can decide whether or not you would feel confident receiving treatment from them.

Convenient location

It makes sense to start your search with nearby chiropractors, as these are the clinics that it will be most convenient for you to visit on a regular basis. Serious pain requires intensive chiropractic treatment so, depending on the severity of your condition, you may need to visit up to two or three times per week for adjustments.


Before you set your heart on a chiropractor, give them a call and establish how quickly you can book in for your first appointment. If you are in a lot of discomfort, a long delay may only cause your condition to worsen, so it’s best to start treatment as soon as possible.


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


  • What does chiropractic care entail?
  • How does your treatment process work?
  • How often would you recommend I come in to receive treatment?
  • Will I need any additional care from other healthcare professionals?
  • What should the outcome be at the end of my treatment?
  • Is there anything I could be doing at home to alleviate pain and aid my recovery?



What do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors help relieve issues with the bones, muscles and joints, which means chiropractic care can be beneficial for a wide range of problems, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Heel and foot pain (including plantar fasciitis)
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Osteoarthritis related pain

At your first appointment, a chiropractor will assess your symptoms to determine whether chiropractic care is suitable for you, and what techniques are likely to help. Treatment may include spinal manipulation, but also the gradual movement of joints into different positions and the stretching of muscles in certain directions.

If you live in Suffolk and are looking for a chiropractor in Bury St Edmunds, there’s no better option than the talented and experienced team at Fornham Chiropractic Clinic. Contact us on 01284 220202 or visit our website for more information.