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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will treatment cost?

Fees will be clearly laid out in advance and you will not be required to make up-front payments.

The number of sessions you need is dependent on your begin to feel an improvement within the first 1-3 sessions. If you are not improving as we both would expect them a full reassessment will be carried out and another approach to treatment will be recommended.

We never require to treat anybody, however acute they may be, more than twice in the same week. We give lots of advice so that you can be helping yourself at home between sessions.

Will I need an x-ray?

In the vast majority of cases you won’t need an X-Ray. A detailed case history and a thorough examination usually gives us all the information needed to reach a diagnosis. However in some circumstances we may need more investigation before treatment can start. These circumstances are very rare and if you are recommended to have an X-Ray or scan, we would refer you to your GP. Good clinical decision making is more important than universally x-raying all new patients.

Is the treatment carried out in a private room?

With Bearsden Chiropractics – ALWAYS! Most Chiropractors like ourselves, will treat you in a private room. This privacy is essential for confidentiality and appropriate treatments. However, there are a few practices that use an open plan arrangement. It’s always advisable to check these.

Why should I return if I am feeling fine?

Your chiropractor has treated you, but if you continue the lifestyle which caused the original condition, regular treatment should also continue. Prevention is much better than cure.

What is the popping noise of the adjustment?

During a chiropractic adjustment there is a change of pressure within the joint space which may sometimes cause a bubble of gas to ‘pop’ but this sound is not significant, and does not hurt.

Is Chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic is very safe when treatment is carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. There are many way to adjust the spine. The method selected will be the best suited to your age, size and condition. Your Chiropractor is trained to recognise conditions which require referral elsewhere.

Conditions we treat?

Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain which we do very well, but patients also seek treatment for a range of other conditions including:

  • Cervicogenic headaches (coming from neck) and migraine prevention
  • Neck and related shoulder pain
  • Posture and muscle problems
  • Upper and lower back problems
  • Relief for wear and tear
  • And many more. If unsure give us a quick call on: 0141 570 0090.

Are all patients treated in the same way?

No. Your treatment programme will be tailored to your specific needs. We re-assess you every time you come to the clinic and keep you fully up to date.

How long will each session last?

Your initial appointment will last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. The length of subsequent treatment sessions will depend on the type of treatment you are receiving but will generally last 15 minutes and occasionally a little longer.

How many visits will you need?

This will depend on:

  • Your condition
  • How severe it is
  • How long you have had the condition
  • How you respond to treatment
  • How much of our advice you follow

We re-assess you every time you come to the clinic and keep you fully up to date.

How does it work?

Treatment consists of gentle manipulative techniques, known as adjustments, to help restore correct function, mobility and good alignment to the joints related to the back and spine. The aim is to improve your nerve, joint and muscular function.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a fast-growing independant health care profession in the UK. It is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of joints, bones and muscles related to the back and spine, and the effect they have on associated nerves. Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing and considers your symptoms in the context of your full medical history, your lifestyle and your personal circumstances.

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