Before starting treatment, you will be informed, in clear, simple language, what is wrong with you, what can be done about it and what you should expect when you receive your first adjustment. We will also inform you about any exercises or changes to your lifestyle or diet that may be beneficial so that you can help yourself. A part of getting better is up to you.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific joint manipulation to free joints in the spine or other, related areas, that are not moving properly. Most often, this requires a short thrust to a joint that can result in an audible 'pop' and may bring relief of symptoms; some patients report an increased feeling of well-being. The popping sound has no therapeutical importance and is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released.
There is, however, no instant cure and some patients may experience temporary symptoms such as pain or soreness around the areas being treated.
Rarely, some patients may experience redness of the skin due to temporary inflammation and, where the area being treated is already inflamed, symptoms may seem slightly worse to start with.
Apart from manipulation, we also use a variety of techniques including kinesiology tape, ice, electrotherapy, ultrasound, exercise and oxygen-therapy as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.