Frequently Asked Qustions
Below you’ll find answers to 4 of the most frequently asked questions about visiting a Chiropractor.
Why do joints click?
Sometimes there can be a ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ noise when a joint is adjusted. This is the same as a knuckle cracking. The noise indicates that a stiff joint has stretched and freed up. The sound comes from the release of tiny gas bubbles within the joint fluid as pressure is released. Clicking joints doesn’t cause arthritis. If you are concerned about the noise then tell your chiropractor – there many are different adjusting methods available.
Can I crack my own back?
We don’t recommend this you cannot control the force going through the joints. It is possible to injure the area. If you’re clicking the same area again and again, you can end up releasing the ‘loose’ joint, while the stiff areas stay stiff and continue to cause discomfort. If you feel like you need to click your own joints you probably need to see your chiropractor!
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is an extremely safe and low risk intervention. Chiropractic treatment is very comfortable. Occasionally clients may feel mild tenderness after an adjustment. This is usually short lived and can be a good sign that the body is adapting to healthy changes.
Do I need to inform my GP?
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession so it is not necessary to have a GP referral. Most clients are referred from friends and family who have had great results. All interactions are confidential but, if you chose to, we can write to your GP to inform them of our findings, the plan, and your progress.
Need more advice?
Unsure if chiropractic is for you? Why not pop in and book a chat with our Chiropractor with a free spinal health check. This is a no obligation appointment and is ideal if you are not sure whether your condition requires chiropractic treatment or whether you should see your GP. When booking please specify the free chiropractic assessment at the time of booking.
Alternatively, request a call back from our Chiropractor to answer your queries.