Frequently Asked Questions

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Will it hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are in the main painless to receive there can be some discomfort after treatment but these normally settle in a day or two if you have any worries post treatment the chiropractor will be happy to discuss them with you.

How many sessions will I need?

No two individuals are the same however after the initial consultation the chiropractor will lay out a care plan best suited to your needs.

What conditions can chiropractic treatment benefit?

The following conditions often benefit from treatment: Back, neck and shoulder pain · Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints and bones · Migraine and tension type headaches· Muscular aches and pains: Nerve pain: Sports injuries. In addition, all registered chiropractors are trained to recognise conditions that they cannot treat and will refer to the appropriate professions most suited to that condition.


Acupuncture is a Chinese medical system that believes that many conditions that adversely affect the body are due to the natural balancing forces within the body (Yin and Yang) being out of balance. Therefore the acupuncture practitioner through needling parts of the body brings it back into harmony. Some conventional medical trials have shown that dry needling, the medical term for acupuncture, can help in reducing or eliminating the discomfort from many painful joint or muscle disorders. This has led to it being taken up by numerous chiropractors and medical doctors over the last few years. David Dykes is trained in the medical use of the art of acupuncture to relieve pain and promote recovery and believes that the use of acupuncture (when clinically indicated) is an excellent supplement to chiropractic treatment

What is the McTimoney Way?

McTimoney chiropractic is a treatment that is sympathetic to the needs of the body and uses speed rather that force to realign many of the structures of the body that have become misaligned.

What is Chiropractic?

A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.