Conditions Treated and Q&A's

How long does a treatment take?

Appointments are 20 minutes long. Please arrive ten minutes before your first appointment in order to fill out a new patient form.

Do I have to get undressed?

No. It is better to get undressed to your underwear (privacy and a gown will be provided) as this makes the Chiropractic manipulation easier to perform and allows soft tissue work; ultrasound and acupuncture to be performed if necessary.
However some patients prefer to keep their clothes on and this is respected.

Will it hurt?

Dr Miller offers a very gentle approach to Chiropractic. If at any stage the treatment potentially involves pain he will inform you. Some patients feel pain following treatment which is considered in some cases a good response.

How many treatments will I need?

On your first visit following a history and examination Dr Miller will advise you on how many treatments he thinks you will need in order to gain a certain percentage of pain relief. On average most patients who present with non-disc related neck and back pain experience improvement within four visits. On a recent audit, 75% of Alistair's patients are discharged from his care within 4-6 visits over a period of 2-4 weeks.

Do you insist on maintenance treatment?

No. If you think of your spine as a car, if it is ageing and worn the mechanic may not be able to fix it but will be able to make it run better. This analogy works for back and neck pain in more elderly patients therefore as a consequence they often require regular treatment to maintain their improvement. In all cases Alistair will attempt to leave the gap as long as possible between visits, hopefully seeing you just before you "break down". Young, fit, active patients with only minimal spinal degenerative change, I recommend do not have frequent treatment (this is Dr Miller's personal opinion and practice style and does not necessarily represent other Chiropractor's approach to patient management).

 

We hope you have found this site informative but if you have any further questions about what we do or whether we can help your particular problem, please contact the clinic by telephone or email-see contact page.