Chiropractors diagnose and treat the mechanical causes of complaints such as neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches and general aches and pains, by using a variety of techniques.
There are many different chiropractic techniques used around the world and we continue to learn each year to develop our skills. The most commonly used technique in our clinic is Advanced Biostructural CorrectionTM.
Manual techniques are used to adjust the joints in most cases, though a more gentle instrument based technique will be used on those who require it or request it. This is often accompanied by soft tissue release on tight muscles.
After a full consultation and examination, each patient will be given their own options of care to choose from:
1.Acute care - this option is for short term relief - to get some relief from, or to reduce your presenting pain.
2.Corrective care - this option usually has longer lasting benefits by improving posture and stabilising the changes made to the spine whilst reducing or eliminating your pain.
3.Preventative care or maintenance care - this option may follow chronic care and consists of a check up every 4-8 weeks and treatment where necessary.
As part of your consultation with our Chiropractor, you will receive advice on ergonomics. We will help you to find the best way to sit at your desk or in the car and teach you how to find the best position to sleep in and how to get the right pillow height for you. There will also be advice given on what shoes to wear to get the best out of your body.
When required, your Chiropractor will provide you with at home exercises and stretches to aid your recovery.
At Inverclyde Chiropractic, we treat people of all ages. Our Chiropractor continues to attend postgraduate courses on pregnancy and paediatric care.
All Chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council after having completed a minimum 4 year University degree.
What is Chiropractic?
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from my first appointment?
We will ask you to arrive 5 minutes prior to your initial consultation to fill out paperwork and your appointment with the chiropractor will last up to 40 minutes. This will give the Chiropractor time to take a thorough history and perform an examination. The exam will consist of a postural assessment, orthopaedic and neurological testing.
The Chiropractor will then give you a diagnosis and if deemed appropriate, a treatment will be performed at this time.
Home or ergonomic advice may be given at this stage.
How long do treatment last?
The second appointment will last up to 20 minutes and from there, each appointment usually lasts around 10 minutes.
There will be review appointments scheduled at the Chiropractor's discretion throughout your treatment plan and these normally last 20 minutes.
If at any time, you think a review is necessary, please speak with your Chiropractor.
How many Chiropractic treatments will I need?
This will be discussed on your second visit, as it is dependent on a number of factors.
A choice of different treatment plans will be given to you and you will have the time to take them home to decide what works best for you and your family.