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Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic

1. Is it safe?


Your Chiropractor has had years of training and is able to identify not only disorders that respond to Chiropractic care but also those that required onward referral.


More and more people are turning to Chiropractic care because they want a natural approach to health, avoiding addictive drugs or irreversible surgery.


As with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with chiropractic manipulation. These are usually mild and involve transient discomfort. Any significant risk will always be discussed with a patient before any treatment commences.


2. How long will I need to come?


Your response to treatment is determined by a number of factors; the amount of damage done; how long the problem has been present; your age, general health, occupation. Your Chiropractor will devise a treatment plan that is designed specifically for you. No one is ever given more treatment than is felt to be necessary. Many problems respond to just a handful of sessions, although chronic problems may require one or two treatments a year to prevent recurrence.


3. Will the pain come back?


Your Chiropractor will discuss with you the strategy to manage your complaint to minimise the incidence of recurrence.


4. What's the difference between a Chiropractor and an Osteopath?


There is a difference in philosophy, techniques and the general approach to a problem. Chiropractic training includes a greater emphasis on neurology and diagnostic imaging; osteopathic training places greater emphasis on soft tissues. Chiropractors have a far greater presence internationally, though in the UK the common ground between the two professions has increased greatly in the last 20 years.


The most important point is that you must always be sure that you see a properly qualified practitioner. Both professions are regulated and practitioners must be registered with either the General Chiropractic Council or the General Osteopathic Council. Please see www.tauntonosteopaths.co.uk for more information.

Here are a couple of questions that we get asked regularly. If you have any other specific questions that you would like to ask, please feel free to call us on; 01823 336 886

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