Who can benefit from chiropractic care?
Dr. Keenan treats patients of all ages from newborns to pensioners. Her care is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Chiropractic care is beneficial for so many conditions such as joint pain, muscle aches and pain, back and neck pain, headaches, shoulder, arm, elbow pain, hip pain, sports injuries or inability to relax. If you are unsure whether chiropractic care can help you, give us a call and speak to Dr. Keenan.
What happens when I come for a consultation?
You will be asked questions about your complaint and previous medical history. You will be carefully examined and the findings will be explained to you. Dr Keenan will decide how to help you and explain what you require. You will have the chance to ask questions. You then decide if you want to go ahead with chiropractic care. If Dr Keenan thinks you have a problem which requires another kind of treatment, rest assured you will be referred to the appropriate health professional.
Do I have to see my doctor before I come?
No, you do not need a doctor’s referral. Simply pick up the telephone and ask to book an appointment.
How much does it cost?
The fee for the initial consultation, which comprises a full case history and chiropractic examination, is £25. Treatment sessions are £25 per visit for an adult, £15 for a child under 16 years of age and £20 for a senior or student.
How does chiropractic work?
All the functions of your body are controlled by your nervous system. If the vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment or they are not moving properly, the nerves leaving the spinal cord branching out to every part of your body can become pinched, trapped or irritated. This can then cause many symptoms such as neck or back pain, weakness, numbness and tingling. It will affect the function of your whole body. Chiropractors are trained to examine you and detect areas which are not functioning normally. The chiropractor corrects the joint dysfunction by using safe, gentle mobilization to restore normal alignment and motion. This reduces the interference to your nervous system and your body can then go on to heal itself, naturally.
How long will it take for me to get better?
This varies from person to person. It depends on what is wrong with you, the severity of the complaint, how long you have had the problem, your age, general health, occupation and lifestyle. Some people only require a few visits whereas others need a longer course of treatment. Lots of our patients continue to utilise chiropractic care as a means to stay well long after their symptoms have disappeared.