Chiropractic Frequently asked questions (F.A.Q)

General Questions


Chiropractors commonly treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Most chiropractic patients understand that chiropractors can relieve pain, and regular chiropractic care will prevent pain, further injuries, and may stop or reverse many conditions.

Millions of people suffer from back, neck, extremity (arms, legs) and other musculoskeletal pain, which are all effectively relieved by chiropractic care, without the need for medication.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Chiropractors are trained to identify and make referrals for conditions that should be treated by medical specialists if need be. Common extremity complaints may include tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle pain, and sports injuries.

  • Headaches, migraines
  • Upper, mid, lower back pain & stiffness
  • Neck pain & stiffness
  • Pinched nerves, muscle spasms
  • Leg & arm pain, tingling, numbness, weakness
  • Leg & arm joint pain or dysfunction
  • Carpal or Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Conditions & Diseases

In addition to back and neck pain, chiropractic is also very effective for treating medical conditions for people of all ages including babies and the elderly. Conditions such as allergies or chronic ear infections in children are successfully treated by chiropractic.

Many conditions are caused by subluxations (misalignments of spinal bones), which irritate or aggravate the nerves resulting in diseases or conditions. Chiropractic care can provide partial or full relief to many of these conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Colic
  • Ear infection
  • Fertility issues
  • Frequent colds, cases of flu
  • Gastrointestinal syndromes
  • Intervertebral disc syndrome
  • Loss of equilibrium
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Respiratory infection


Many common injuries can also be effectively treated by chiropractic care. The most common injuries are automobile accidents, where the symptoms can be delayed by weeks or even months after the accident. Auto insurance often covers these injuries.

Workplace injuries including falls, lifting injuries, and others are also treatable by chiropractic. Many workplaces offer insurance to cover these types of injuries.

Chiropractic works well with sports injuries, and chiropractors can often improve performance. Some common injuries treated by chiropractors include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Chronic injuries
  • Falling injuries
  • Lifting injuries
  • Sport injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Work-related injuries

Please talk to your chiropractor for more information on how chiropractic care can help your specific pain, condition, or injury. Many conditions are treatable naturally without the need for surgery or medication. Everyone deserves good health and a healthy nervous system!

Chiropractors in Europe training at ECCE-accredited chiropractic institutions undergo a minimum of 5 years education to Masters degree level or equivalent. The first three years of education are similar in content to that of medical students, with emphasis on core basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

Chiropractors undertake thousands of hours of undergraduate study to qualify them as experts in spinal manipulation and other treatment techniques. They also study radiology and advanced diagnostic imaging, and many chiropractors graduate with skills in skeletal radiography. Other subjects studies include clinical biomechanics, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, elderly medicine and general medical diagnosis.

Before graduation, undergraduate chiropractors spend a minimum of one year working in outpatient clinics, either on campus or elsewhere. They also spend time observing other health professionals in hospitals and other healthcare environments.

Chiropractors graduating with Masters degrees must complete an advanced level thesis. By learning research skills, students are encouraged to engage in further study and lifelong learning.

Not typically. Most new patients report to us that the treatments are surprisingly comfortable and if anything they might notice some residual muscle soreness after the first treatment or two, much like a new exercise routine. Many patients will feel significant pain relief after only one treatment.

It is not necessary to receive a referral to see a Chiropractor. Chiropractors have earned a D.C. degree or “Doctor of Chiropractic” degree which allows them to diagnose and treat patients without the need of a referral from a medical provider.

Yes it is safe. Chiropractic care is considered to be less invasive and much safer than most other medical interventions for neck and back pain like the risks associated with medications and surgery. That makes Chiropractic care the first option which should be considered when suffering from any kind of pain.

Many patients report an increased awareness of how good their bodies feel when properly aligned which lead them to return on a regular basis for maintenance (preventive) adjustments. Generally, People understand the importance of bringing a car or a motorbike to the garage for to change the oil. It should come as no surprise that having your spine checked for optimal alignment on occasion can have beneficial results on ones health and wellbeing.

Every patient is individually assessed and a individualised management plan is given depending on your diagnosis and your health goals. Some patients require initial intensive treatment over many weeks, followed by rehabilitation and then maintenance adjustments, whereas others may only require a short course of adjustments to resolve their problems.

Falls you have when learning to walk, riding a bike, and other childhood activities can potentially cause spinal problems.

Chiropractors have long believed that chiropractic care may be able to help avoid musculo-skeletal problems caused in the day to day life of children however this is yet to be scientifically proven

Whilst some patients experience almost instant relief nearly all patients are feeling much better within one to two weeks. There are many factors that affect your rate of healing such as your age, the type of injury, your general health and how long you have had the problem.

Yes! Many pregnant mums, new mums and babies receive chiropractic care. Some mothers find that chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy helped with their back pain and other related musculoskeletal pain. Our adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health to provide the most suitable care.

Some adjusting methods can produce a popping sound when the gas and fluids that exist in the joint shift. It’s much like opening a bottle of champagne or removing a suction cup. The sound isn’t a guide to the quality or need of the adjustment. There is a common misconception that the noise is bones going back in place or rubbing on each other, this is definitely false!

Traditional, more interventional, treatments like surgery can have serious side effects that are long-term. With chiropractic care, the side effects, if any, may be a bit of soreness that is usually gone within a day. Typically, side effects may include minor soreness at the area of treatment. Some patients may experience headache or fatigue following the procedure.

Conservative care as a whole–a theory that is at the foundation of chiropractic care–strives to offer treatments such as chiropractic care and other exercises or treatments that have few or no side effects for patients. Then the healthcare team can gauge their effectiveness to manage the pain condition. If little progress is seen, then and only then will a doctor who practices conservative care begin to tap into more traditional treatments.

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