Welcome to Whitchurch Chiropractic
A chiropractic clinic with years of experience and with extraordinary results
Chiropractic is a safe and effective form of care for back and neck pain and also for a range of other conditions including shoulder, leg and arm pain, and sports injuries. The chiropractor, Sian Davies Todd, treats problems with joints, bones and muscles, not just backs. Treatment may consist of a wide range of manipulation techniques (many very gentle) designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. She may also use dry needling. This combines modern western 'Trigger Point' theories with traditional Chinese acupuncture to stimulate acupuncture points, creating a small inflammatory reaction and thus stimulating the body's own pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
During your initial consultation and treatment, Sian will take a full medical history, consider and appraise your entire body and then, if appropriate, commence treatment focusing on underlying causes rather than exclusively on your symptoms or painful area. For example a lower back problem can result in problems and pain in the neck or upper back. For your first apointment Sian allows up to one hour. 20 to 30 minutes is normal for any further treatment
To make an appointment please call 01761 451 085 or 07950 894353. The clinic is based at 66 Rogers Close, Clutton, BS39 5RX. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
What conditions can be treated by chiropractors?
Many common complaints can be treated by chiropractic care. These include headaches and migraines, neck, shoulder, arm, hand and joint pain. Also some types of whiplash, nerve entrapment, sports injuries and vertigo. How long is the consultation? The initial consultation and possible treatment may last an hour. Subsequent treatment sessions last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Will further investigations be necessary?
It is unusual, but depending on your medical history, further investigations such as x-rays or MRI scans may possibly be required. What sort of treatments do you do? Treatment can consist of the following: spinal manipulative therapy, soft tissue work, stretching & mobilisation, dry needling and programs of exercises & rehabilitation.
What's the 'cracking' sound I hear with some adjustments?
During some adjustments you may hear a 'cracking' or 'popping' sound. This is known as a cavitation. It is caused by the interaction of fluid and gas within the joint space and is like the sound made when someone cracks their knuckles.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Yes, all the evidence is that chiropractic is a safe and effective form of care when provided by registered chiropractors. The approach to care that chiropractors take is recommended in the relevant European guidelines and the Department of Health's Musculoskeletal Services Framework. Patients may experience some side effects such as feeling more uncomfortable, stiff or tired for a day or so - these effects are normally minor and do not last for very long. It is important that you talk to your chiropractor if you have any questions during any part of your care.
How do I prevent my condition from re-occurring?
Some patients may wish to continue with 'maintenance' care once they feel better. However, more typically, your chiropractor will often recommend a specific exercise program or lifestyle changes
How much do you charge?
An initial consultation, which includes a full examination, report of findings and treatment costs £60. Any subsequent treatments necessary will be £38 per session.