Are there any risks?

Chiropractic has fewer risks than other treatments, and serious side effects are uncommon. Manipulation of the neck has been linked with strokes, although research shows chiropractic is one of the safest and most effective forms of treatment available.

Will treatment hurt?

Treatment is usually painless unless an area is inflamed. although you may have some temporary discomfort after treatment.

What is the ‘cracking’ noise heard during treatment?

The ‘crack’ is the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint.

Can chiropractic treatment be given to pregnant woman?

Yes, the chiropractor will use safe, gentle techniques suitable during pregnancy. They may also give advice on posture and exercise during pregnancy and during labour. 

Can children receive chiropractic treatment?

Yes, chiropractic may help your child. The technique will vary dependent on the child’s age and will be gentle.

Will I have to get undressed?

During your initial examination and treatment you may need to get undressed. Changing areas and gowns are available. If you are uncomfortable with getting undressed please tell the chiropractor.

How long do treatments last?

The first consultation may last up to 45 minutes. Treatments take between about 10-15 minutes, depending on the need.

How many treatments will I require?

The number of visits required will depend on the severity of the complaint, how long you have had the complaint, your age, general health and how well advice given is followed.

Is treatment covered by Westfield?

Treatment is covered by Westfield, BUPA, and most major medical insurers. You should check your policy terms for details.

How do I get to see a Chiropractor?

Just book in! People can book in directly, though we often have people referred for treatment by GP’s, Neurosurgeons, and Orthopaedic Surgeons. If you have insurance you may need to be referred by your GP to be covered.


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