Q: How do I know whether I need to see a Chiropractor?
A: An effective test to check your posture in the mirror. For example if one shoulder or hip is higher than the other, chiropractic care may be an option.
Q: How often do I need to have my spine checked after the first time?
A: Each person has individual needs and must be assessed accordingly. Only then can specific recommendations can be made.
Q: Do I need x-rays?
A: X-Rays maybe required. Especially if the problem is long-standing or there has been trauma. X-Rays are only taken when clinically indicated. We are fully qualified to take these X-Rays here at the Ipswich Spine Clinic, in our very own X-Ray facilities at a cost well below the National recommended fee.
Q: Does Insurance cover the cost of Chiropractic Care?
A: Not necessarily. We are provider list for several large private insurance companies. For this information, please click HERE. Please note that insurance companies only have limited cover. To reduce the cost of ever-increasing health care, we have put a ceiling on our fees and offer various savings to help minimise the cost to all patients.
Q: Are spinal adjustments safe?
A: Yes! Spinal health care provided by Chiropractors for their patients use safe, gentle, scientific techniques.
Q: Do I need a referral from a GP?
A: A referral is not required from a medical doctor or any other health care provider to see a Chiropractor.
Q: What about children and pregnant women?
A: Spinal health care is most appropriate for both these groups. Special adjusting techniques are used for children and pregnant women.
Q: Do Chiropractors prescribe drugs?
A: No. Chiropractic health care is non-invasive, drug and surgery free.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment?
A: Yes, this is so that the appropriate time can be allocated for you.
Q: I am not in pain. Should I still have a regular spinal check-up?
A: Just as you regularly see your dentist for your teeth or service your car, you should have your spine checked on a regular basis.
Q: Can someone who has had back surgery or has a fracture see a chiropractor?
A: Conditions such as these often place extra stress and tension on the spine. To leave this extra stress unchecked could lead to further problems in other areas. Your chiropractor will take all of these factors into account before recommending chiropractic care.
Q: What qualifications does a chiropractor have?
A: Chiropractors complete five years of chiropractic college. Courses taken are the same as a medical doctor with the addition of studying spinal care, nutrition, exercise and advanced neuroanatomy in place of emergency procedures, surgery and pharmacology.
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The current Guidelines issued by the General Chiropractic Council regarding the terminology “Vertebral Subluxation Complex” and any derivative thereof i.e. “subluxation” is “The Chiropractic Vertebral subluxation complex is an historical concept but it remains a theoretical model. It is not supported by any clinical research evidence that would allow claims to be made that it is the cause of disease or health concerns.”Therefore this page is for information only, however, as 97% of the world’s Chiropractors accept and utilise the terms Vertebral Subluxation Complex and subluxation at this time we feel it is important information to be included on this site.The use of the title Dr on this website is with reference to the qualification of Doctor of Chiropractic and is in no way claiming to be that of a Doctor of Medicine.