A concern that some people have before they visit a chiropractor is whether the treatment will hurt.
As an experienced chiropractor in North London I often get asked the question “will it hurt?”.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine and other related areas.
In the main patients experience little or no discomfort. However, some people may experience temporary symptoms such as pain or soreness around the areas being treated.
If a patient is being treated in an area that is already inflamed then symptoms may feel slightly worse to start with after treatment.
When visiting us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic in North London you will receive a full initial consultation and examination before any treatment begins. If you have any concerns regarding my treatment I always encourage you to discuss them with me.
During your treatment you may hear an audible ‘pop’ sound. This is nothing to be concerned about and may even bring relief to your symptoms. The ‘pop’ is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released.
In addition to manipulation, your treatment may include other techniques that I use as an experienced chiropractor such as ice or heat treatment and may include advice about posture and lifestyle.
You may rest assured that if I believe that chiropractic care is not suitable for you then I will refer you to the appropriate medical professional, be it your GP or relevant specialist.