What does chiropractic care involve?
Chiropractic is a highly regarded and very safe form of treatment, but it is often misunderstood. This form of complementary therapy centres around the musculoskeletal system and involves treatment provided by a professional practitioner, who uses different techniques to treat problems with the joints and muscles as well as the spine. A chiropractor will typically use their hands to perform spinal adjustments or manipulation of the joints, with the aim of achieving realignment and alleviating pain. A chiropractor will also provide expert advice specific to your symptoms, helping you to make lifestyle changes that will promote better spinal health and keep you free of pain.
What do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a variety of problems related to the spine as well as other joints, ligaments and muscles around the body. Commonly treated conditions include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain, including tennis elbow and golfers elbow
- Heel and foot pain, including plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Stiff joints and muscles
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Osteoarthritic pain
How do I know if chiropractic is right for me?
If you’re suffering from any of the above, it is very possible that you would benefit from chiropractic care. A professional chiropractor will be able to advise based on your symptoms and will tell you whether chiropractic is a suitable form of treatment in your case. If it is, they will help you to understand the nature of the problem and recommend a course of treatment.
What questions should I ask a chiropractor when I first visit?
Once you’ve decided on a chiropractor and made an appointment, you’ll visit the clinic for your initial consultation. This is the perfect time to ask any questions and learn all about the treatment process. Some good questions to start with are the following:
- What will the treatment entail?
- What kind of end results can I expect to see, and how long should this take?
- How many times per week would you recommend I visit for an adjustment?
- Will I need additional care from other healthcare professionals?
- How can I adapt my regular habits to alleviate pain and complement my treatment?
If you live in the Bury St Edmunds area of Suffolk, there is no better place to seek chiropractic treatment than Fornham Chiropractic Clinic. Find out more online or get in touch today on 01284 220202.