View our most frequently asked questions.
What does a Chiropractor do?
A Chiropractor is a health professional who is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001).
A Medical Research Council clinical trial, reported in the British Medical Journal in 1990 and 1995, found that chiropractic treatment of back pain was more effective than hospital outpatient treatment.
UK based Chiropractors are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council.
Will further investigations be necessary?
Depending on your past medical history, further investigations such as x-rays or MRI scans may be required.
For more information on chiropractic treatment please view the latest update on Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report
How long is a consultation?
An initial consultation lasts for 45 minutes. Subsequent follow up consultations will be 30 minutes
Your first visit, what to expect?
On arrival we will ask you to complete an information and consent form.
Please wear comfortable clothing for the appointment. The Chiropractor will ask you detailed history of your medical complaint along with other relevant lifestyle questions.
The Chiropractor will then perform a thorough examination including physical, postural and orthopedic. If required, you may then be sent for x-rays. X-rays will show the alignment of the spine, condition of the bones etc.
Depending on the examination results, the Chiropractor will then propose a treatment plan for you.
” I saw Dan Hughes and my experience was that I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend, and in fact have done so to our gym members who are regular practitioners of the martial art we teach.Patient Testimonialwww.wayofsystema.com