Our Chiropractor in London Dr. Anika Bhayani answers FAQs received from our clients in March 2022. This includes some misconceptions that many patients have before starting chiropractic care. Keep reading to find out more.
Are chiropractors painful?
For most patients, chiropractic adjustments are painless. However, some patients who are new to chiropractic treatments may involuntarily stiffen or resist the adjustment. Therefore, they may feel a small amount of discomfort until they are able to relax during treatment. In addition, mild discomfort may be felt if the patient has had a recent trauma, such as whiplash. This is due to inflammation. However, many patients report a feeling of relief, calmness, and a sense of wellbeing after the adjustment, such as their lower back pain fading away; others feel improved mobility.
As explained by our Chiropractor in London, some patients may experience soreness after the treatment. This body is reacting to the alignment being restored. Most people come to a chiropractor with a dysfunctional spine, and in many cases, it has been this way for a long time. Just like working out, your body’s reaction to these changes may be uncomfortable at first, as it learns to work properly again. Your spine impacts your entire nervous system, and as the vertebrae return to their intended position, the shift may be felt in your muscles, ligaments, and joints.
Can chiropractors damage your back?
In short, no.
As explained by Dr. Anika, our Chiropractor in London: Although they rarely do occur, accidents and risks are possible from a chiropractic therapy. These isolated cases occur when a patient falls into the wrong hands of unqualified and uncertified chiropractors. These are very dangerous since they do not know how much pressure they should apply, or what techniques they should use in performing the therapy, performing back cracking, etc. Beware of those who call themselves “professional bone cracking experts” and lack any sort of qualification. To avoid this, when looking for a Chiropractor in London, you should always ensure that you check a chiropractor’s qualification and certification before allowing them to work on you.
Who should not go to a chiropractor?
Chiropractic care can help millions of people, but not everyone. Let’s talk about when you should and shouldn’t see a chiropractor. Patients with herniated or slipped discs and those with arthritis may need advice from specialist physicians before seeing a chiropractor. If there is a physical abnormality or injury in your body, such as a fracture, chiropractic care may not be for you. People with osteoporosis and those with fragile health should also check before beginning chiropractic care.
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