Looking for a Chiropractor in Southampton and Fareham?

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information about Hampshire Chiropractic Clinic, or if you need support, please contact us.

Generally, chiropractors maintain a unique focus on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures. Many studies have concluded that manual therapies commonly used by chiropractors are generally effective for the treatment of lower back pain, as well as for treatment of lumbar herniated disc for radiculopathy and neck pain, among other conditions.

Chiropractic Fees

Fees for your Treatment

Initial ten minute consultation via phone or in person. – Free

New Patient fee £55.00 Allow up to 1 hour as the first appointment comprises of history taking, examination and assessment.(we will usually include a treatment depending on the nature of the compliant)

Follow up Treatment – £40 per session. Session lengths will vary depending on your complaint and the treatment we give you. (allow up to 30 minutes) Once we have had an opportunity to evaluate your case, we’ll explain what we’ve found and what we think it will take for you to get well, and just as importantly, to stay well. All prices include VAT.

Payment is by card, cash or cheque only.

If you need any help or advice with regards to booking treatment or a consultation, please do call us on 01489 278003 or 07795820657 and we will do our best to provide you with the help and advice you need.

Parking: Please park on the drive. There is plenty of room next to other cars.

How many sessions will I need?

This will vary depending on the severity of the injury and how long you have had the injury. Your age, general fitness and health may also have an influence on how quickly you recover. Generally two to four sessions is sufficient to notice if there are going to be any significant improvements in your condition. A course of treatment may also be prescribed for you, which may be two to four additionally sessions spread over several months.

If I have a medical condition, is it safe for me to have treatment?

There are numerous common medical conditions that exist and are perfectly safe to have treatment at the same time. These need to be checked with your practitioner who can then determine whether it is safe to proceed or that you need a referral to a GP or similar healthcare professional.

How can I prevent my condition/injury from returning?

After your initial course of treatment your practitioner may suggest some rehabilitative exercises or refer you to another practitioner qualified to offer these exercises. Once your condition has stabilised you can use these exercises on a regular basis or enrole in one of our many exercise classes (pilates and yoga). Additionally, following a routine of general exercise (gym, walking and cycling) as well as having a good balanced diet will also help prevent your injury from returning and promote a healthy lifestyle. It may also help the body to have a regular check up, the frequency of which will depend on individual needs, some patients like to be treated every few months, whereas others are happy to be checked once a year.

How will I feel after treatment?

In addition to feeling less pain from your injuries or condition, occasionally you may have a post treatment reaction phase, usually lasting up to two days: The most common reactions being slightly stiff, sore, achy, tired and, occasionally, headaches.

Should I work after treatment?

This would depend on the nature of your work. If you are office based you may want to rest for an hour before resuming work. However if you work involves vigorous or strenuous activity it may be better to plan your treatment for the end of the day in order to give the body time to recuperate.

Subsequent visits take approximately 25-30 minutes. Depending on the progress, the initial treatment plan may be revised or updated. Once symptoms improve prevention of future episodes of pain will be focussed on through rehabilitation, home exercises and lifestyle advice.
The time for recovery varies depending on – your age, the problem, the length of time you have had it, your profession, your lifestyle, any other underlying conditions and your own commitment to any advice the chiropractor may recommend. In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Most patients do feel an improvement after just one or two treatments, but in general, the longer you’ve had it, the longer it will take to get it sorted. All current research states that chiropractic is exceptionally effective if the condition is treated within the first six weeks of the injury.

Many patients opt for maintenance care once they feel better to keep their spines healthy and to prevent a reoccurrence of a spinal-related problem. Again, the frequency of your maintenance visits will depend on several factors, but most patients come back once a month to once every few months. However long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

How to keep well

Subsequent visits take approximately 25-30 minutes. Depending on the progress, the initial treatment plan may be revised or updated. Once symptoms improve prevention of future episodes of pain will be focused (one s) on through rehabilitation, home exercises and lifestyle advice. The time for recovery varies depending on – your age, the problem, the length of time you have had it, your profession, your lifestyle, any other underlying conditions and your own commitment to any advice the chiropractor may recommend. In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Most patients do feel an improvement after just one or two treatments, but in general, the longer you’ve had it, the longer it will take to get it sorted. All current research states that chiropractic is exceptionally effective if the condition is treated within the first six weeks of the injury. Many patients opt for maintenance care once they feel better to keep their spines healthy and to prevent a reoccurrence of a spinal-related problem. Again, the frequency of your maintenance visits will depend on several factors, but most patients come back once a month to once every few months. However long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

Do adjustments hurt?

Adjustments, when carried out correctly by a qualified practitioner, should not be painful. If you have acute muscle spasm, when even the lightest touch hurts, there may be some discomfort. Sometimes, if you have had a problem for some time, you may feel sore whilst your body starts to adjust.

Looking for sponsored care?

Are you a local amateur or professional athlete looking for sponsorship? If so please speak to your practitioner at Hampshire Chiropractic and Sports Massage Clinic to find out what help we may be able to offer. We provide various rates of subsidised care. Club members may also qualify for a 10% discount. Elite and professional athletes may qualify for further help. Please speak to Dr Rasmussen (MChiro) if you feel wish to discuss this further or to see if you qualify.

See What to Expect at the First Chiropractic Consultation

This article provides an in-depth review of chiropractic treatment for low back pain.

Reference:http://www.spinehealth.com/treatment/chiropractic/videos

See Chiropractic Adjustment of the Lumbar Spine (Low Back) Video

In fact, when patients with non-specific chronic low back pain are treated by chiropractors, the long-term outcome is enhanced by obtaining maintenance spinal manipulation after the initial intensive manipulative therapy.

Reference:http://www.spinehealth.com/treatment/chiropractic/videos

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