Is Treatment Safe, And Will It Hurt?
Your Chiropractor is trained to recognise any conditions preventing Chiropractic treatment, which would be identified at the time of the consultation. Treatment is individually tailored to be both safe and comfortable.
Sometimes at the start of treatment when tissues are inflamed it can be uncomfortable but that is normally short-term and it is important to follow advice you are given, such as using ice, and avoiding further irritation of the problem.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This depends on your condition, how severe it is, and how long you have been suffering from it. Other factors are how you respond to treatment and how much of your Chiropractor’s advice you follow.
Should I Do Exercises?
Your Chiropractor will usually advise you to keep as active as you can, but doing the wrong exercises, or exercising too soon can make your condition worse. Once sufficient healing of your injury has taken place, the Chiropractor will give you specific exercises to do to strengthen and support the site of the injury.
Can You Be Too Old or Too Young to See a Chiropractor?
No, Chiropractic treatment is suitable for all members of the family. There are Chiropractic techniques specifically developed for different age groups, ranging from tiny babies to the elderly.
What Can I Do to Help Myself?
The most important thing you can do is to follow your Chiropractor’s advice. This may include recommendations for the amount of activity or rest you should have, applying ice to the injured area, how to lie comfortably in bed, changes in your workplace and of course prescribed exercises. To get the full benefit of Chiropractic it is very important to complete the course of treatment, not just stop when you start to feel better.