Chiropractor Andover: Affordable and professional Treatment
What do Chiropractors do?
Your Chiropractor’s job is to look after your body. This means examining your joints, muscles and nerves and helping them to keep functioning as best they can and then giving you the tools to look after yourself.
What I do:
• Listen to your individual needs
• Provide a diagnosis
• Provide a plan
• Ensure that you understand all of your options
• Involve you in the decision making process
• Expect questions
What I do not do:
• Sign you up for lifelong treatments
• Adjust every patient
• Surprise adjust
• Have every patient undress
• Expect you to put your life on hold between treatments
What can Chiropractic help?
Chiropractors work primarily with the diagnosis and management of conditions which are related to the function of joints and muscles. Common conditions that chiropractic treatment may help are:
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Headache and migraine
• Sciatica and other “trapped nerve” pain
• Prolapsed (slipped) discs
• Sports injuries
• Work injuries
• Pregnancy related low back pain
• Shoulder pain
What should I expect when I see a Chiropractor?
Your first appointment is expected to last approximately one hour. If possible you should wear some loose fitting trousers/shorts and a t-shirt or vest top. There are 4 main parts of your first appointment:
1. History – Your Chiropractor will want to know as much as possible about you and what is wrong, all information is very important in identifying the cause of your problem.
2. Examination – Looking at specific movements and how they affect your problem, this tells us what structures are the cause of your problem.
3. Explanation – Your problem and appropriate treatment will get completely explained to you. Not happy? Ask your Chiropractor questions!
4. Treatment – If appropriate, your treatment can start now!
Treatment sessions are much shorter than the initial assessment as much less information needs to be gathered. You will be asked how you have felt since the initial treatment and whether or not you followed any advice given to you. A short examination will recheck the examination findings from last time to see how things have changed and, if appropriate, treatment can continue.
How many treatments do I need?
This will always depend on your individual situation and how well you follow any advice given. Acute problems, or problems that have only been apparent for a short time, usually take much less time to resolve. Chronic problems that have been apparent for years and have either been resistant to the treatment you have received or you have yet to seek treatment for them can take much longer.
Do I need x-rays?
Again, this depends entirely on you and your complaint. Some Chiropractors do routinely take x-rays/radiographs and this can have the benefit of ruling out certain conditions. We feel that given the small but inherent risk in taking x-rays, they need sufficient justification to be taken. If this is necessary before treatment commences then an appropriate referral will be made.