Treatment

Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific adjustments, done by hand, to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Most often, this requires a short thrust to a joint that can result in an audible ‘crack’, and may bring relief of symptoms as well as an increased feeling of well-being. The ‘crack’ is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released.

There is, however, no instant cure, and some patients may experience temporary symptoms such as pain or soreness around the areas being treated, with redness or even bruising of the skin. Spinal disc problems may appear to flare up in the early stages of treatment, and where there is already inflammation, your condition may seem worse to start with. Treatment to the neck may give a distinct light headedness, and occasionally a short-lived headache.

Apart from the adjustment, the chiropractor may use a wide variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound and exercises. If you have questions about any of these, just ask.

Will treatment hurt?

Generally, a chiropractic adjustment does not hurt – although there may be some minor short-term discomfort which quickly passes for most patients. You will normally find that follow-up treatments are much more pleasant, as your symptoms improve and you feel more at ease with your chiropractor.

For more information you can visit the British Chiropractic Association or the General Chiropractic Council

Swindon

54 Basepoint Business Centre
Rivermead Road
Swindon
SN5 7EX

01793 602454

Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 8pm

Basingstoke

17 Basepoint Enterprise Centre
Stroudley Road
Basingstoke
RG24 8UP

01256 406742

Monday 11am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 5.30pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Alternate saturdays from 9am to 1pm

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Chiropractic Health Swindon

Address
57 Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Road, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7EX

01793 602454

Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 8pm
 
 
 

The Chiropractic Centre Basingstoke

Address
17 Basepoint Enterprise Centre, Stroudley Road, Basingstoke RG24 8UP

01256 406742

Hours
Monday 11am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 5.30pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Alternate saturdays from 9am to 1pm

About The
Chiropractor

Clare Duncan-Hawes graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth in 2003. Since then she has worked in numerous clinics both permanently and as a locum in Melksham, Swindon, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Basingstoke. She has also been on numerous courses to diversify her practice and to learn new techniques..

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