Chiropractic FAQs

All you need to know when it comes to chiropractic questions

Get informed help and advice when it comes to chiropractic care. Contact Wilson Chiropractic if you have any questions or queries. Alternatively pop into our clinic in Larne.
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Frequently asked chiropractic questions

What qualifications does Dr Wilson have?

Dr Wilson graduated in 2009 from the prestigious Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. She completed a 5 year full time Masters in Chiropractic. Before opening Wilson Chiropractic, she worked in many areas of the profession as a chiropractic assistant, then across the water in Scotland as a practice manager in Glasgow then finally as a chiropractor in 2009. Dr Wilson began her dream career as a teenager and to date has spent 15years within the profession.

What is a subluxation / spinal misalignment?

A subluxation occurs when one or more spinal joints or bones are out of alignment with the ones above or below. This results in nerve pressure or irritation and interference of the nerve impulse from the brain to the tissue cells.

What causes a subluxation?

The causes of subluxation can include any experience that overwhelms your physical, emotional, nutritional or chemical imbalance. These are also known as stresses which may form many of your daily activities.

What is an adjustment?

Adjustments are gentle movements that are designed to correct misalignments of the spine. The technique is uniquely modified for each patient to suit their size, weight and condition.

Is Chiropractic safe?

Here at Wilson Chiropractic we take your health and safety very seriously. Our first concern is to find out what is wrong and also to check for signs of any serious conditions which require treatment by other health professionals. Its drug free and surgery free and is widely known as one of the safest forms of primary health care available.

Do I need x-rays?

That all depends upon a number of factors including your age, prior history of illness or trauma and examination findings. Chiropractors take x-rays for a number of reasons. The most important include:
• They are an important diagnostic tool
• They allow your doctor to be precise
• They eliminate any guesswork

What is the sound I hear during an adjustment?

Adjustments do not always produce a sound. The popping sound indicates that the joint has separated slightly and released the normal fluids and gases in the joint.

Can I adjust myself?

Doctors of chiropractic are not able to adjust themselves; they will go to and see their chiropractor to get adjusted. So we recommend that you don’t try to either.

How long will it take?

This all depends on the type of condition you present with, how severe it is and how long you have had it for. Also how you respond to the treatment and whether or not you follow your chiropractors advice. Every patient is different, that’s why your chiropractor will discuss your individual requirements with you. Time is never an issue as we provide whatever you need!
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