Many patients tell me they initially avoided visiting a Chiropractic clinic because they were afraid of the treatment. They weren’t sure what a Chiropractor could do for them and were concerned about subjecting themselves to potentially uncomfortable treatments.
This is something we constantly battle with in the Chiropractic field. In fact, we believe Chiropractic is a relatively safe and conservative form of treatment, especially if surgery or long-term drug use are considered as alternatives.
In my experience, a visit to the Chiropractor is usually a pleasant and positive experience that results in a reduction in pain and discomfort and an experience of greater ease and mobility.
The most common reaction to treatment is tiredness but occasionally patients will tell me they felt a bit stiff or sore the day after treatment and this may continue for a day or two. Whilst relatively uncommon, this is considered a “normal” reaction to treatment and is something to be monitored rather than be unduly concerned about. The reaction is simply the body settling down and adjusting to the changes it has experienced from the treatment.
Usually, as the patient is treated, the reactions become less and less each time and, it may well be that after a handful of treatments, these reactions disappear altogether.
At your first appointment, full attention will be paid to your telling of the history of your problem and I will use best endevours by means of physical examination to fully understand it’s cause.
If I feel I do not have the right skill set to deal with your problem, I will refer you to the appropriate professional. Or, if I feel further investigation is needed, I would refer you back to your GP for an X-ray or MRI scan, etc.
I hope you are encouraged to call me on 07855916602 to see if Chiropractic care at the Hunter Clinic is right for you.