FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic work?

Gentle manipulation techniques are used on the spine and other joints of the body to relieve pain and restore normal joint mobility. Chiropractors look for areas of your spine where the joints may be fixated and ‘pressing’ or ‘pinching’ on nerves. By re-aligning the spine and relieving irritation of the adjacent nerves, the spinal column allowed to function at its optimal level.

What is an adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments can vary greatly, but generally they involve a quick impulse in a specific direction to restore proper movement to a joint. Some methods are done using the chiropractor’s hands, a hand-held instrument, or a special device on a table. There are many ways to adjust the spine and the most appropriate method will be chosen for each patient. There are some very gentle techniques that can be used to treat infants and the elderly.

Will the treatment hurt?

Chiropractic treatment is usually painless unless an area is inflamed, in which case treatment will be modified. Don’t worry if you hear a clicking or popping sound when one of your joints is being adjusted – this is perfectly normal. It is also normal to experience some reaction to treatment, including temporary  discomfort, stiffness, or tiredness for a day or so. On the other hand, you may feel more energetic. It is important to talk to your chiropractor if you feel worried about anything during or after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will depend on the seriousness of your condition, how long you have had the condition, your age, and your overall fitness level. Every person will react differently to treatment so it is impossible to predict exactly how many treatments will be needed. Although even a single treatment can be beneficial, it generally takes a series of treatments for long-term changes to occur. Your chiropractor will be able to give a general guide to the number of treatments to expect after your initial thorough examination.

Will my insurance pay for chiropractic care?

Most major insurance companies pay for chiropractic services. You will have to be in contact with your individual insurance company to find out if they cover you. We are contracted into BUPA, AXA PPP, Pruhealth, Aviva, etc. while many others pay for our services.

How do I know if I need chiropractic care?

Pain is often what first brings a person into a chiropractic office, however if a condition is caught before this stage the treatment time is often greatly reduced and pain can be avoided. Conditions such as twinges, stiffness, pins and needles, headaches, poor posture, and an uneven gait can indicate a possible problem within the spine. It would be wonderful if everyone had their spine checked once a year, like an MOT for your back, to catch small problems before they have a chance to become bigger problems.

Can I have chiropractic care after back/neck surgery?

Yes. The chiropractor will alter the treatment to ensure that no stresses will be placed on a vulnerable part of your spine. After surgery people often find that they have problems above or below the involved area. These areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care. With the rest of the spine functioning optimally less stress will be put on the vulnerable segments.

Can I have chiropractic care while pregnant?

Yes. Many pregnant women benefit from chiropractic care. Your body is changing rapidly, altering your centre of gravity and your gait. This in turn can put stresses on your spine and other joints. With chiropractic care these areas can be balanced, decreasing the levels of discomfort.

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Derek Barnard
A few months ago I was referred to Andrew at Chiro London for lower back pain. Andrew helped me enormously and very quickly noticed a huge difference and seeing a difference in my everyday routine and have improved movement in the gym. Andrew is professional and very knowledgeable, helping me understand and advise on best treatment and way forward. And at a great price too!
Derek Barnard
2024-01-31
ruth wilson
I have been suffering from severe chronic spinal pain for many years because of disc protrusions in my neck and lower back, and as a result has seriously affected my quality of life, relationships and hope for the future. My whole life stops when flareups become debilitating, and it’s during these episodes that I’ve wanted to end my life. I’ve been a regular patient at the pain clinic where I receive routine pain psychology appointments to help manage my mood and emotions around the pain. I’ve also seen countless chiropractors and osteopaths and their treatments would only take the edge of the pain while I was waiting for my spinal injections. However, my life suddenly changed after I began treatment with Andrew. I first went to see him for my neck pain which gave me regular headaches and nausea on a daily basis. Within 3 treatments, my pain levels drastically improved and my headaches and nausea diminished substantially by about 95%. He also treats my lower back and I no longer feel any reason for further spinal injections or pain clinic appointments. God knows what I would have done if I hadn’t found Andrew. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is currently going through a similar story that I had to go through. He is very gifted at what he does, and after a thorough examination, he will sense straight away what needs to be done. Going to Andrew has been a life changing experience for me. I now see him once every 6 weeks for maintenance treatments at a very reasonable price, which for me is an incredibly small price to pay in order for me to get my life back!
ruth wilson
2023-12-06
debbie scarboro
Good and thoughtful care. Not been to a chiropractor who is so thorough before - he really digs down to fully sort the problem.
debbie scarboro
2023-11-22
monica berg
I've been going here for years and I highly recommend! When you have a physical job ( hospitality ) preventative care will always be invaluable.
monica berg
2023-07-07
Alex Kratena
I work in hospitality. Have been seeing Andrew now for years, highly recommend to everyone. Life changing results and fantastic value for money!
Alex Kratena
2023-07-07
Li Chenghan (Artemis)
Andrew is the best, gave me the relief I needed for years on the first appointment. Every single time I go it’s the most pleasant experience and relaxing. Strongly recommend
Li Chenghan (Artemis)
2023-06-29
Charlotte Seymour
Andrew has helped me manage my chronic back pain and headaches for over 14 years. He has a wonderful calming presence and I am always pain free after each adjustment. I would highly recommend him.
Charlotte Seymour
2022-07-14
J B
Very lucky to have found Andrew. Incredibly professional and an excellent chiropractor. Since I first went to him 2 years ago, he has sorted out multiple problems, the latest being a very uncomfortable lower back which was back to normal within days of seeing him and doing the exercises he suggested.
J B
2022-06-30
Aalya Magsi
Andrew is the best chiropractor I have been to as I have experienced tremendous relief for the pains I had due to misalignment. I truly recommend Andrew’s practice. Impeccable!
Aalya Magsi
2022-05-21
Morgane
Really pleased with my chiropractic treatment done by Andrew. Andrew understood my issue and pain, and knew how to effectively treat it. I feel so much better! Thank you Andrew for your help
Morgane
2022-05-09

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