How long until I feel better?:
No reliable prediction can be made for how many treatments you yourself will require. We treat a huge range of conditions, and everybody responds to treatment differently - not to mention that everyone is different when it comes to following advice. Some patients experience almost instant relief; others discover that the healing process can take several months. Every patient recovers at their own pace.
Factors which can affect the healing process include how long you’ve already had the problem, your age, your overall health condition, muscle tone, diet and even your attitude. All we can say is that we average 4.5 chiropractic treatments per patient.
Most of our patients come to us with a specific problem, usually of a fairly brief duration. We usually expect to be able to help these patients sort out their physical issues and to sign them off when we feel we can be of no further benefit.
Patients often wish to continue care after they’ve recovered. The purpose of this is to maintain your spine in a good condition, and to catch problems before you may be aware of them, a bit like servicing your car, or going to the dentist. This care is recommended on an individual basis, and typically involves a treatment every 3-6 months. Longer standing and more complex conditions tend to respond better to this mode of care.
As part of our sponsorship agreements with some of the local sports clubs, we offer discounted treatments of sports massage or chiropractic. These can be used to either treat 1-2 specific injuries per year, or to try to keep them at bay by preventing repetitive / accumulative injuries. See here for details.