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Chiropractic is a primary health care discipline which utilises the highest level of evidence in the provision of effective patient evaluation and care. Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mechanical disorders of the spine, joints and muscles.

Clinical evidence has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care.

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Chiropractic is a primary health care discipline which utilises the highest level of evidence in the provision of effective patient evaluation and care. Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mechanical disorders of the spine, joints and muscles.

Clinical evidence has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatments consist of gentle manipulation techniques known as adjustments to restore function, mobility and balance to joints. During an adjustment, the pressure within the joint space changes and sometimes patients report a ‘clicking’ noise. This is the sound of air being released from within a joint and is not normally painful.

Chiropractic management also includes rehabilitative exercises, patient education, lifestyle modification and the use of physical therapies and supports. There is an emphasis on health promotion and early return to activities for injured patients. The focus on education and patient empowerment is an important factor in the success of chiropractic management and the high levels of patient satisfaction.

Muscular and skeletal problems can be progressive disorders, building up over a period of time due to work, poor posture and recreation. For long term disorders the key is to seek help prior to noticeable pain and disability. With the help and assistance of your chiropractor you may be able to alter the cycle of pain and disability using early treatment.

Conditions Treated by Chiropractors

With 58% of people in the UK suffering from BACK PAIN at some time in their lives, it is no surprise that this is by far the most common complaint chiropractors are asked to treat. Chiropractors successfully and regularly treat:

  • Back Pain
  • Mechanical Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Problems/Injuries
  • Trapped Nerves
  • Headache
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Aches and Pains

Timely access to chiropractic care can prevent chronicity and in so doing, reduce the negative impact these chronic conditions can have on individuals. Early intervention through chiropractic care can reduce the length of time that people are absent from work as a result of back pain. This will facilitate an early return to normal everyday activities.

Benefits of Chiropractic

Chiropractic patients identify several benefits following chiropractic treatment, including:

  • Decreased Pain
  • Increased Range of Movement
  • Reduced Disability
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Additionally, some patients report improvements in overall wellbeing
Risks of Chiropractic

As a chiropractor we are very rarely asked is chiropractic treatment safe? However as a professional we always spend time voluntarily disclosing information and discussing the subject with patients.

Chiropractic adjustments are very controlled and side effects from the treatment very rare. There have been several research articles published which report patient satisfaction as being very high.

All therapeutic procedures have possible side effects and risks involved.

Chiropractors are trained in finding out who will benefit from certain treatment method. Your chiropractor can select the method that is going to be most appropriate and safe for you. Chiropractors are trained in medical diagnosis in order to rule out any underlying medical conditions that are not suitable for our treatment. If there is a possibility this is the case your chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate person for other treatment if needed.

Chiropractors are highly trained in manipulation and therefore know how to use it safely. Compared to other therapists who have taken a short course in manipulation, chiropractors have spent 4 to 5 years studying at University. At Healthplus Chiropractic we will always use the safest techniques possible. We will recommend another form of treatment if we thought there was a substantial risk. We are always trying to give our patients the best possible care and research has shown that the risk of side effects of chiropractic treatment is very small.

About half of patients have some form of reaction to the treatment, however symptoms in the majority (85%) are mild. Local discomfort and tiredness are the most common side effects, which disappear within 24 hours for most (74%). This study was conducted in 1997 and included 4712 treatments on 1058 new patients.

A more recent study, published in Spine in 2007, had very similar findings. The study was large and included 19,722 treatments. The aim of the study was to find out what effects the treatment had and possible side effects of the treatment. The findings were very similar to the study of 1997.

Both studies noted no serious side effects were reported.

Serious Side Effects

The most serious, but rare risk, is that of a vertebral or carotid artery dissection and stroke following cervical manipulation.

The incidence of stroke in previous studies has ranged between 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 5.85 million treatments. The important thing to remember is that these studies never showed that chiropractic treatment had caused the stroke but that there was an association with the treatment (which means that the person had been to a chiropractor before the incident).

A research article in 2001 determined the risk of such a stroke to occur in 1 in 5.85 million neck manipulations.

This should be put in comparison to the rate of spontaneous vertebral artery dissections, ie. without manipulation, which is estimated to be about 1-3 per 100,000 persons.

These figures suggest that it is more likely to have a stroke from everyday activities such as turning the head reversing the car, looking up at fire works, painting the ceiling, having your hair washed at the hair dressers, doing pilates and yoga, and many more common activities.

Research has shown that the arteries in the neck do not undergo any more strain in chiropractic treatment compared to neck movements in normal daily activities. This probably came as no surprise to most chiropractors as a normal adjustment of the neck rarely involves much more than 45° of rotation and slight extension. This is a position that most people do routinely in normal activities several times every day.

Special precautions

The use of chiropractic adjustments are not recommended in cases where there is an increased risk of damage to the spine or other bones, or the nerves.

This means that people with certain health conditions may not be able to have chiropractic. They include people with:

  • severe osteoporosis
  • primary cancer of the bone or a secondary cancer that has spread to the bone
  • poorly controlled arthritis or gout
  • poorly controlled diabetic neuropathy
  • fractures
FAQs about Chiropractic

Do I need a GP chiropractic referral?

At Healthplus Chiropractors we actively encourage a working relationship with GPs. With your consent we will write to your GP to let them know you have attended the clinic for treatment and when you have been discharged. A minority of patients prefer for their GP not to be notified and in such cases we maintain complete confidentiality by not corresponding with your GP.

The need for a GP chiropractic referral is based solely on your preferred method of payment:

If you are paying for treatment yourself there is no need to get a referral from your GP to see a Healthplus Chiropractors.

If you are using a private health insurance policy to pay for your chiropractic treatment, many companies require a GP chiropractic referral to authorise your claim. Our advice to patients wishing to utilise an insurance policy is to check with your insurer first to avoid any future issues.

Do you treat on the first visit?

At the Healthplus Chiropractors we always like to perform chiropractic treatments on the first visit. We believe if you are in pain and discomfort the quickest way to start your road to recovery is with suitable chiropractic treatments.

Unfortunately not all patients can have chiropractic treatments on their first session for a number of reasons:

Your pain may be too acute – by this we mean that any treatment performed could make the situation worse. In these cases we prefer to wait 24 to 48 hours before starting chiropractic treatment.

You may require further investigation – before we can start chiropractic treatment we may need to exclude particular conditions. These conditions may make the chiropractic treatments unsafe, ineffective or unsuitable. In these cases we may need to refer you to a specialist.

Your insurance or rehabilitation company may require a report before authorising chiropractic treatment.

In cases where we cannot treat on the first visit due to the requirement of further investigations or the acute nature of the injury we will not charge for the first treatment when you return for your first treatment.

Does chiropractic treatment hurt?

Pain is often what brings a patient to a chiropractor, but a chiropractor is often asked does chiropractic treatment hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are usually pain-free, but can become uncomfortable depending on the amount of inflammation and tension in the affected area. Your chiropractor will advise if they think there is a benefit in reducing inflammation prior to a chiropractic adjustment.

If it is your first time ever being treated, you may experience slight soreness or discomfort for 12-24 hours following the first chiropractic adjustment. This is relieved by ice and stretching and will subside if it happens.

Often soreness and stiffness may occur in acute situations after being positioned for too long in a particular position. Your chiropractor will take all steps to avoid this situation and give you advice for speeding your recovery.

How long does an initial chiropractic consultation take?

An initial chiropractic consultation and first treatment takes between 40 minutes and one hour. There are cases when a history is complex and may take the full allotted time of a chiropractic consultation. This is an extremely rare occurrence but when it does happen we provide a complementary treatment at the next available appointment time.

In instances when we cannot provide a treatment, the consultation and examination element of the appointment will last between 20 to 30 minutes.

Initial Chiropractic Consultation and First Treatment

The chiropractic consultation consists of a full discussion of your presenting complaint including past and current episodes. A discussion of your general health is also taken with an emphasis of reaching your health goals.

After understanding your presenting complaint, your chiropractor will use orthopaedic and neurological examination techniques to form a diagnosis and develop objective indicators of improvement from chiropractic treatment.

A review of findings from consultation and examination will include your diagnosis and treatment strategy. In certain instances further investigation or referral to a specialist hospital consultant may be required and can be arranged by your chiropractor by letter or email.

A chiropractic treatment will be conducted by your chiropractor if further investigation or referral is not required.

Follow Up Chiropractic Consultation and Treatment

Your chiropractor will review your presenting complaint and determine progress through an objective neurological and orthopaedic examination.

Your personal chiropractor will perform a chiropractic treatment session including rehabilitation using a number of modalities including but not limited to: spinal adjustments, massage, stretching, exercise therapy, trigger point therapy.

Any questions or further information about your presenting complaint, health issues, treatment are encouraged at every follow up appointment.

How long is a chiropractic treatment?

A chiropractic treatment lasts between 20 to 30 minutes per appointment. We allow our chiropractors discretion in determining the length of a session based upon the complexity of case. In certain cases it may be evident that a longer session is required by the chiropractor. This generally occurs when we review your case history and re-examine you. We do not make an extra charge in such cases and provide this as a complementary service.

Patients who decide to come to The Healthplus Chiropractors from other chiropractor clinics often quote their reason as being that they did not feel the treatment length was long enough. We can assure each patient that they will never leave the clinic in less than 20 minutes after their appointment time.

Your Chiropractic Treatment Includes:

Your chiropractor will review your presenting complaint and determine progress through an objective neurological and orthopaedic examination.

Your personal chiropractor will perform a chiropractic treatment session including rehabilitation using a number of modalities including but not limited to: spinal adjustments, massage, stretching, exercise therapy, trigger point therapy.

Any questions or further information about your presenting complaint, health issues, treatment are encouraged at every follow up appointment.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

As a chiropractor we are very rarely asked is chiropractic treatment safe? However as a professional we always spend time voluntarily disclosing information and discussing the subject with patients.

Chiropractic adjustments are very controlled and side effects from the treatment very rare. There have been several research articles published which report patient satisfaction as being very high.

All therapeutic procedures have possible side effects and risks involved. Did you know that the frequency of serious side-effects from taking over the counter painkillers are higher than that of Chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractors are trained in finding out who will benefit from certain treatment method. Your chiropractor can select the method that is going to be most appropriate and safe for you. Chiropractors are trained in medical diagnosis in order to rule out any underlying medical conditions that are not suitable for our treatment. If there is a possibility this is the case your chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate person for other treatment if needed.

Chiropractors are highly trained in manipulation and therefore know how to use it safely. Compared to other therapists who have taken a short course in manipulation, chiropractors have spent 4 to 5 years studying at University. At Healthplus Chiropractors Clinics we will always use the safest techniques possible. We will recommend another form of treatment if we thought there was a substantial risk. We are always trying to give our patients the best possible care and research has shown that the risk of side effects of chiropractic treatment is very small.

About half of patients have some form of reaction to the treatment, however symptoms in the majority (85%) are mild. Local discomfort and tiredness are the most common side effects, which disappear within 24 hours for most (74%). This study was conducted in 1997 and included 4712 treatments on 1058 new patients.

A more recent study, published in Spine in 2007, had very similar findings. The study was large and included 19,722 treatments. The aim of the study was to find out what effects the treatment had and possible side effects of the treatment. The findings were very similar to the study of 1997.

Both studies noted no serious side effects were reported.

Serious Side Effects

The most serious, but rare risk, is that of a vertebral or carotid artery dissection and stroke following cervical manipulation.

The incidence of stroke in previous studies has ranged between 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 5.85 million treatments. The important thing to remember is that these studies never showed that chiropractic treatment had caused the stroke but that there was an association with the treatment (which means that the person had been to a chiropractor before the incident).

A research article in 2001 determined the risk of such a stroke to occur in 1 in 5.85 million neck manipulations.

This should be put in comparison to the rate of spontaneous vertebral artery dissections, ie. without manipulation, which is estimated to be about 1-3 per 100,000 persons.

These figures suggest that it is more likely to have a stroke from everyday activities such as turning the head reversing the car, looking up at fire works, painting the ceiling, having your hair washed at the hair dressers, doing pilates and yoga, and many more common activities.

Research has shown that the arteries in the neck do not undergo any more strain in chiropractic treatment compared to neck movements in normal daily activities. This probably came as no surprise to most chiropractors as a normal adjustment of the neck rarely involves much more than 45° of rotation and slight extension. This is a position that most people do routinely in normal activities several times every day.

Special precautions

The use of chiropractic adjustments are not recommended in cases where there is an increased risk of damage to the spine or other bones, or the nerves.

This means that people with certain health conditions may not be able to have chiropractic. They include people with:

  • severe osteoporosis
  • primary cancer of the bone or a secondary cancer that has spread to the bone
  • poorly controlled arthritis or gout
  • poorly controlled diabetic neuropathy
  • fractures

What are chiropractic qualifications?

Chiropractic Qualifications

In the UK to become a chiropractor you need to have passed a recognised chiropractic qualification. Only three Universities in the UK have been authorised by the General Chiropractic Council to provide this qualification. Your chiropractors at The Healthplus Chiropractors have a degree in Human Chiropractic certified by the University of Wales. Your chiropractors are also members of the General Chiropractic Council.

Chiropractic qualifications now take 5 years and include many modules similar to medical school. The practical skill of spinal manipulation and mobilisation are developed throughout that time.

To register as a chiropractor with the General Chiropractic Council your chiropractor has met a number of additional criteria including:

  • Criminal records check
  • Health review physically and mentally
  • Character references

Each year a chiropractor is required to add to their chiropractic qualifications by completing continued professional development.

A chiropractic qualification is authorised by the education committee of the General Chiropractic Council.

What are the differences between a chiropractor and physiotherapist?

When you are experiencing joint and muscular pain it can sometimes be difficult to know the differences between a chiropractor and physiotherapist.

There is a lot of overlap between the two professions. Both chiropractors and physiotherapists treat joints and musculo-skeletal problems to increase movement and strength, decrease pain and help return you to full function. The main difference between the two disciplines is that a chiropractor traditionally uses manipulation, where a physiotherapist will more commonly use mobilisation techniques.

There was also a philosophical difference between a chiropractor and physiotherapist. In the early 20th century chiropractors believed that all problems related to the spine and nerve function. This has now been largely disproven and has led to many clinics like the Healthplus Chiropractors treating patients using chiropractic techniques to resolve diagnosed conditions. The success of chiropractic is largely due to the technique and diagnostics skills.

Over recent years the difference between a chiropractor and physiotherapist has reduced further. This further shift has occurred as post graduate courses have run courses to teach skills to either profession. Our advice is to discuss what treatment methods will be used by the professional. At The Healthplus Chiropractors we use manipulation, mobilisation, massage, stretching, electrotherapy, trigger point and exercise therapy.

What are stages of chiropractic care?

There are three stages of chiropractic care:

Acute

Rehabilitation

Support

1st Stage of Chiropractic Care – The Acute Stage

The acute stage eliminates or reduces the majority of the discomfort and stabilises the condition in the shortest amount of time. During this phase of care, visits will be frequent. Repeated visits will be required to reduce or eliminate the symptoms. We will however keep the number of appointments to a minimum.

2nd Stage of Chiropractic Care – The Rehabilitation Stage

The objective of the second phase of your treatment program is to correct any underlying spinal or joint injury. Additionally the chiropractor will aim to work on: strengthening the muscles, improve spinal function and provide more complete or optimum healing of tissues. Visits occur at reducing frequency and care is supplemented by exercises and modification of your daily and work habits.

3rd Stage of Chiropractic Care – The Support Stage

Supportive care is designed to maintain your improved state, and prevent the return of the original condition once spinal correction has been attained. Regular attention catches small problems before they become serious. Prevention saves time and money by helping you stay well. This is not appropriate for all patients and will be discussed when necessary by your chiropractor.

At The Healthplus Chiropractors we do not advocate every stage for every patient. We will always give you our advice but allow you to make your informed choice. It is never our intension to keep you coming unnecessarily forever.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor is a person who is interested in how a person’s body works, but views the workings of a body primarily through the spinal, nerve and muscular systems.  Usually a chiropractor focuses on pain relief and injury recovery.  But what does a chiropractor do to a patient to help complaints?

Chiropractic treatments consist of gentle manipulation techniques known as adjustments to restore function, mobility and balance to joints. During an adjustment, the pressure within the joint space changes and sometimes patients report a ‘clicking’ noise. This is the sound of air being released from within a joint and is not normally painful.

Chiropractic management also includes rehabilitative exercises, patient education, lifestyle modification and the use of physical therapies and supports. There is an emphasis on health promotion and early return to activities for injured patients. The focus on education and patient empowerment is an important factor in the success of chiropractic management and the high levels of patient satisfaction.

Initial Consultation and First Treatment 

The chiropractic consultation consists of a full discussion of your presenting complaint including past and current episodes. A discussion of your general health is also taken with an emphasis of reaching your health goals.

After understanding your presenting complaint, your chiropractor will use orthopaedic and neurological examination techniques to form a diagnosis and develop objective indicators of improvement from chiropractic treatment.

A review of findings from consultation and examination will include your diagnosis and treatment strategy. In certain instances further investigation or referral to a specialist hospital consultant may be required and can be arranged by your chiropractor by letter or email.

A chiropractic treatment will be conducted by your chiropractor if further investigation or referral is not required.

Follow Up Consultations and Treatment

Your chiropractor will review your presenting complaint and determine progress through an objective neurological and orthopaedic examination.

Your personal chiropractor will perform a chiropractic treatment session including rehabilitation using a number of modalities including but not limited to: spinal adjustments, massage, stretching, exercise therapy, trigger point therapy.

Any questions or further information about your presenting complaint, health issues, treatment are encouraged at every follow up appointment.

Each presenting patient is an individual and may require longer sessions. We always allow between 40 minutes to an hour for new patients and 20 to 30 minutes for each follow up consultation and treatment.

What happens at my first chiropractic visit?

The focus of your first chiropractic visit is to establish a diagnosis. The diagnosis allows your chiropractor to determine whether chiropractic is the treatment of choice and what chiropractic techniques can be used.

In certain cases your chiropractor may be unable to make a diagnosis without further investigation. When this happens you chiropractor will discuss options for further investigations and make arrangements by email or letter.

A diagnosis is established via a medical history and clinical examination. The clinic examination includes both orthopaedic and neurological examinations. The results of the clinical examination, diagnosis and treatment plan are discussed during your review of findings. With your consent your chiropractor will then perform a chiropractic treatment on your first chiropractic visit.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic treatments consist of gentle manipulation techniques known as chiropractic adjustments to restore function, mobility and balance to joints. During an adjustment, the pressure within the joint space changes and sometimes patients report a ‘clicking’ noise. This is the sound of air being released from within a joint and is not normally painful.

The audible ‘clicking’ noise doesn’t need to occur for a successful adjustment, though it often does. Some patients and chiropractors like to hear a click. Research has found that click or no click, the same benefits are experienced. By repeating the adjustment to get a click a joint can actually become damaged.

The mechanism of why adjustments work is not completely understood. The most recent research suggest a more complex reason for the therapeutic effects of chiropractic adjustments:

  • Proprioceptive stimulation triggers the release of endorphins
  • Improved nutrient supply
  • Reduced tension on nerve tissue
  • Proprioceptive training

There are several methods used to perform chiropractic adjustments. At The Healthplus Chiropractors we will always use gentle techniques to produce the required improvements and benefits.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a fast-growing independent primary health care profession in the United Kingdom and it is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). Clinical evidence has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic 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, 1999).

Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors.  They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors.  They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

A Medical Research Council clinical trial and its follow-up, reported in the British Medical Journal in 1990 and 1995, found that chiropractic treatment of back pain was more effective than hospital outpatient treatment.  The European Commission Acute Low Back Pain Guidelines includes manipulation as an effective treatment for low back pain.

The Department of Health has published A Musculoskeletal Services Framework for England. It summarises the current state of musculoskeletal services and makes recommendations for offering more care closer to home, with improved ways to access diagnostic tests. The document is aimed at helping local health communities deliver the maximum wait of 18 weeks by improving orthopaedic services.

The Musculoskeletal Services Framework focuses on the prompt delivery of effective front-line services. To lessen the burden on GPs, it is planned that NHS patients’ needs could be assessed by chiropractors, osteopaths or physiotherapists, without a GP referral.

Muscular and skeletal problems can be progressive disorders, building up over a period of time due to work, poor posture and recreation. For long term disorders the key is to seek help prior to noticeable pain and disability. With the help and assistance of your chiropractor you may be able to alter the cycle of pain and disability using early treatment.

What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?

When you are experiencing joint and muscular pain it can sometimes be difficult to know the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath.

A chiropractor and an Osteopath both work with a patient’s whole body and it is because they are both considered holistic and use similar techniques that people tend to get the two professionals confused. On their surface chiropractic and osteopathy look almost the same but in reality the two schools of thought are unique and the approach to patient care and therapy is very different.

The major difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath is:

A chiropractor is a person who is interested in how a person’s body works, but views the workings of a body primarily through the spinal, nerve and muscular systems.  Usually a chiropractor focuses on pain relief and injury recovery.  A chiropractor will use spine and joint adjustments, massage, electrical stimulation and rehabilitative exercise to help a patient heal as well as working with the patient in other areas of his life (primarily diet and exercise programs).

An osteopath is a person who is interested in how a person’s body works, but views the workings of a body primarily through the joint and vascular systems. An osteopath is usually contacted in a patient’s effort to reduce pain or heal from an injury, but may help patients with a variety of other problems as well.  The methods of treatment involve physical therapy, adjustments to the body and massage.

When will I notice benefits from chiropractic care?

Chiropractic patients have identified several benefits from chiropractic care, including:

  • Reduced Pain
  • Decreased Frequency
  • Decreased Severity
  • Reduced Disability
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Additionally, some patients report improvements in overall wellbeing

Factors Effecting Rate of Response

Some patients experience benefits from chiropractic care quicker than others. There are a number of factors which help a chiropractor to determine speed of response including but not limited to:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Length of symptoms
  • Diet
  • Severity of symptoms

Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieve neck pain more effectively than  medication.

Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care — including chiropractic care — results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions.

What happens if there is no change?

If symptoms have not changed following four chiropractic treatment sessions, a clinical review would by organised by your chiropractor. Your chiropractor may determine further investigation or referral may be required at this stage.

Will my doctor approve?

Depending on the number of years practiced, your Chiropractors may have had instances when a doctor approve chiropractic treatment and doctors who disapprove.

Your chiropractors at The Healthplus Chiropractors have had the pleasure of treating GPs and consultants over the past 10 years through recommendation and reputation. A large proportion of our patients are currently referred by GPs, neurologists, neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons.

Historically there have been issues in respect to research, qualification, and regulation. Since the start of the General Chiropractic Council in Chiropractor Act in 1994 the profession has undergone reform. Standards of qualification have increased to degree level with content appraised through an education committee. Research has been undertaken by academics answering a number of questions relating to efficacy and cost effectiveness.

The changes in the chiropractic profession since 1994 have led to the College of Chiropractors receiving royal status and the inclusion of chiropractors in the Musculoskeletal Service Framework for England.

The Department of Health has published A Musculoskeletal Services Framework for England. It summarises the current state of musculoskeletal services and makes recommendations for offering more care closer to home, with improved ways to access diagnostic tests. The document is aimed at helping local health communities deliver the maximum wait of 18 weeks by improving orthopaedic services.

The Musculoskeletal Services Framework focuses on the prompt delivery of effective front-line services. To lessen the burden on GPs, it is planned that NHS patients’ needs could be assessed by chiropractors, osteopaths or physiotherapists, without a GP referral.

Healthplus Chiropractic - Why Us ?

When you visit Healthplus Clinics Chiropractic you will experience a unique and pro-active treatment service with a Chiropractor interested in your individualised treatment. You will be welcomed to Healthplus Chiropractic by the vibrant clinic environment and cheerful staff and receive personal attention and thorough detail from your chiropractor.

At Healthplus Chiropractic we have a Five Point Promise which separates us from our competitors. Our clinicians will always advise you of the lowest cost option for your individual condition or injury. Our aftercare service means that we will provide help and assistance should this be necessary with sequential and periodic reviews.

Five Point Promise:

1.   Specialist Chiropractors

2.   Clinically comprehensive

3.   Transparent prices

4.   Individualized treatment

5.   Professional aftercare

In addition Healthplus Chiropractic offers:

  • Friendly and courteous staff.
  • Convenient appointment times.
  • Prompt service, we will never keep you waiting for a long period of time.
  • Professional but comfortable atmosphere.
  • Large treatment rooms with state of the art equipment.
  • Convenient location.
  • Over a decades of experience, with patients from celebrities, professional & Olympic athletes.
  • Consultant, GP, insurance and rehabilitation company referrals.
  • Direct claim procedure.
  • Lunch time and early morning appointments.
Chiropractic Resources

www.acatoday.org – American Chiropractic Association

www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk – British Chiropractic Association

www.chiropatients.org.uk – Chiropractic Patients Association

www.rcc-uk.org – Royal College of Chiropractors

www.ecunion.eu/ – European Chiropractor Union

www.gcc-uk.org – General Chiropractic Council

www.chiropractic.org – International Chiropractic Association

Important Information from Chiropractors

Back pain is not always due to a serious cause with the level of pain a poor indicator of the severity. However, please be aware that if you have any of the following symptoms, you should contact your chiropractor or GP immediately:

  • You feel generally unwell, such as if you have a fever/night sweats as well as severe pain
  • You lose control of your bowel or bladder
  • You feel numb or have pins and needles in the saddle region (genitals/back passage)
  • Both legs feel weak
  • You feel unsteady on your feet

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