Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chiropractic adjustment? 

This is when our chiropractors use their hands to apply a very specific pressure or movement to the spine or pelvis. There are many different methods available, such as sacro occipital technique or koren specific technique, so we will always adapt our technique to suit the age or health concerns of each patient.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt? 

They are gentle adjustments and very seldomly hurt. A small minority of people may find their symptoms change or increase temporarily after an adjustment, but the great majority of these go on to experience relief.

Is chiropractic safe? 

The New Zealand Royal Commission (1979) found that chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe”, especially when compared to freely available drugs, like aspirin and ibuprofen, or surgery.

Will I hear a popping noise? 

Some adjusting techniques move joint surfaces apart quickly and the pressure change can create a bubble of gas in the joint fluids, which can make a popping sound as it forms.

Am I too old or young for chiropractic?  

Because of the very wide range of chiropractic techniques, we care for all ages, using the gentlest of techniques on babies, small children and frail, elderly people.

How often will I need to come?

This varies with each patient, depending upon their problems and their spinal health. Generally, the older the patient and the longer the problem has been developing the longer it may take to feel a marked improvement. Many patients notice changes within the first few weeks when visits are most frequent and, as the spine starts to stabilise, visits can become less frequent.

Are all patients treated the same?

As the spine has 24 freely movable bones, each of which can misalign in several ways, everyone who visits our chiropractors in Solihull or Sutton Coldfield is treated as an individual, depending on their specific pattern of misalignments.

What’s your hygiene protocol?

At The Chiropractors Sutton Coldfield and Solihull we implement the following health and safety procedures:

  • All surfaces that patients are likely to come into contact with are disinfected between clients.
  • Our chiropractors wear personal protective equipment.

We kindly request that patients follow our safety guidelines:

  • Arrive at the time of your appointment.
  • Sanitise your hands when entering the clinic – sanitiser is available at both of our clinics.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines, except when being seen by your chiropractor.
  • Use contactless payment where possible.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please follow Government guidelines, and do not attend your appointment. If you need to speak to a chiropractor, we are happy to arrange a call.
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