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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon How many treatments will I need?

 

Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon What is manipulation?

 

Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon What is the difference between chiropractic and osteopathy?

 

Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon Is chiropractic classed as 'alternative medicine'?

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon How many treatments will I need?

 

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Number of treatments will vary from person to person and from condition to condition. Typically, newer injuries will require less treatment, and as long as there is no severe tissue damage, a good improvement will usually occur within 6 treatments. Further treatments, with increasing time intervals between them, may be advised to maintain improvement and prevent reoccurrence of the problem.

 

A recurrent condition, or one that has been present for 3 months or more, will often take longer to successfully treat. This is an important point to remember if you are waiting for a problem to go away on its own.

 

At the initial consultation, your chiropractor will be able to give you a clearer idea of how many treatments you will need, based on your condition, its severity and your lifestyle.

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon What is manipulation?

 

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Manipulation is when a specific thrust is delivered to a restricted or fixed joint. This is usually done by hand. The thrust is very quick and targets the restricted joint, restoring motion to it. This has the effect of decreasing pain and increasing the range of motion.

 

When a chiropractor manipulates a joint, you may hear a “popping” or “cracking” sound. This is nothing to be concerned about. The sound is in fact bubbles of gas within the fluid of the joint popping as motion is restored.

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon What is the difference between chiropractic and osteopathy?

 

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In reality, the similarities far outweigh the differences. The educational process as well as the conditions treated by chiropractors and osteopaths are similar. In the UK, legislation is virtually the same for both professions. We believe the most important thing is finding a practitioner that you have confidence in and are comfortable with.

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon Is chiropractic classed as 'alternative medicine'?

 

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Chiropractic is alternative in the sense that it is carried out by chiropractors and not doctors. However, nowadays, both groups carry out evidence-based care and there is ample evidence supporting the efficacy of chiropractic treatment of certain conditions. See evidence

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon Do chiropractors only treat backs?

 

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No, there is a whole range of musculoskeletal conditions that chiropractic is effective at treating. These include migraine headache, cervicogenic headache, cervicogenic dizziness, shoulder girdle pain/dysfunction, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, hip osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, patellofemoral (knee) pain syndrome and plantar fasciitis.

 

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Bodyworks Chiropractic - Quesion Icon Do I need a GP referral?

 

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No, chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals, so you can consult them directly. Some health insurance companies will require a letter from your GP, so if you are looking to claim back for the treatment, it is best to check your policy.

 

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