Causewayhead Chiropractic - making you the best you can be
Why see a chiropractor?
Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession which specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine. Chiropractic is considered a medical speciality akin to dentistry or podiatry.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions. You would be surprised what we do treat... If in doubt – just ask!
People don't need to be suffering from a significant injury to benefit from this form of care, anyone who wishes to improve their musculoskeletal health can benefit from Chiropractic, and our techniques are safe and gentle enough to use on everyone from babies to senior citizens.
What happens during the initial consultation?
The initial consultation is a 1-hour appointment aimed at highlighting your concerns and finding out why they have developed. This is achieved through a private and confidential consultation with you and typically includes a discussion about the history of your complaint as well as including your general lifestyle, i.e. work, leisure activities. This also includes a medical history so please bring a list of medication that you may take. Following on from this, the chiropractor will give you a report of the findings and will discuss with you the best way to proceed with your treatment.
What should I wear for appointments?
For your initial consultation it is recommended that men should bring a pair of shorts. For ladies, wear or bring a vest top or sports bra and shorts or leggings.
Is Chiropractic regulated?
In common with medical practitioners and dentists, the Chiropractic profession is subject to statutory regulation in the UK. The Chiropractors Act 1994 provides regulation for the profession and the title ‘Chiropractor’ is protected under this legislation. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the statutory regulator and it is illegal to practice as a Chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.