Cotswold Chiropractor Faq's
Faqs about chiropractic treatment at our clinics in Cheltenham
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a primary health care profession concerning the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of disorders of the joints, muscles, nerves and bones of the body, in particular those of the spine. Adjustments are performed by chiropractors, using the hands, to realign the skeleton and restore joint function.
Are chiropractors regulated?
Yes. It is illegal for anybody to call themselves a chiropractor in the UK without being registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the UK governing body for the chiropractic profession.
The Cotswold Chiropractor is registered with the GCC and also a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) and a licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Will it hurt?
The nature of McTimoney chiropractic is gentle and the adjustments are all low force and usually painless. However, if muscles are already in a state of spasm then there can be some mild discomfort. The Cotswold Chiropractor uses a variety of other gentle techniques to help reduce spasms and will be conscious to cause absolute minimal discomfort during the sessions.
How much will I have to pay?
There is a breakdown of charges on the first visit page.
Will my insurance pay for me?
The Cotswold Chiropractor is covered by AXA, Simply Health and Aviva.
Do I need a GP referral?
No. As primary health care providers you can simply ring us up and make an appointment. Chiropractors are trained to recognise disorders which may be unsuitable for chiropractic care so if your condition would be better managed by another health care profession then an appropriate referral would be made.
How and who does chiropractic help?
Chiropractic care can be of benefit to everyone, whether you are a top class athlete, office worker, young child or someone in their later years! The Cotswold Chiropractor uses the gentle but highly effective McTimoney method of chiropractic complemented by a range of other techniques to release restricted joints and restore normal function, to free up tight or knotty muscles, reduce spasm, and realign and rebalance the skeletal alignment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions required depends largely on what type of disorder the patient is suffering with, how long it has been a problem for and how severe it is. Simple low back ache is more likely to resolve quicker than a disc problem. This will be discussed at the initial consultation.
Do I need an X-ray?
If I think an X-ray may be required you will be referred to your GP for this to be arranged and the results will be interpreted by a radiologist.