Commonly asked questions about chiropractic care
What Types of problems does Chiropractic help?
Chiropractic is best known for helping with low back pain, neck pain and headaches. However most clients are surprised to find that chiropractors also achieve great success with a huge range of other problems affecting the body. The reason is that Chiropractic addresses the health of the whole person. Remember, your nervous system keeps you healthy – so by keeping your nervous system free from interference, you will have better overall health. See a list of conditions we can help treating.
Do I need a Referral from a GP?
There is no need for any referral for a chiropractic visit. Chiropractors are licensed primary health care professionals who examine, diagnose and care for patients directly without any referral.
Will my private health insurance cover Chiropractic care?
Typically yes – most health plans cover chiropractic to a certain annual maximum. Please contact us if you are unsure and we can check with your fund. For your convenience, we are a registered provider and have a HiCaps in the practice so you can claim on the spot if your health fund covers chiropractic consultations.
How many chiropractic adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits become less frequent as your spine stabilises.
Is Chiropractic care safe?
While all forms of care carry some risk, chiropractic care has been shown repeatedly by research to be one of the safest and most effective forms of health care. By avoiding drugs and surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A recent study found chiropractic adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking an anti-inflammatory drug.
How long before I feel better?
This varies from person to person, and many factors affect the healing process. How long have you had your problem? Are you keeping your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Do you smoke? Most patients sense enough progress within a short period of time to carry out the chiropractor’s recommendations.
How long will I need Chiropractic care?
It is always your decision as to how long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care. Most people choose to continue with scheduled “wellness care” after their initial period of care. This is because they want to maintain all the great progress they have made. These patients show up for their visits feeling great. These visits help to detect and resolve new problems before they become serious. Our job is to offer the very best care and your job is to decide how much of it you want.