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What to Expect at The Chiropractic Studio

Sutton Coldfield and Leamington Spa Chiropractor,

Edwin Teall performing an examination.

 

Your First Visit

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment there is a new patient form to be completed. Further details and history of your complaint will be taken by your chiropractor. Based on your history, your chiropractor will carry out an examination.

Your Examination will include:

  • a postural assessment
  • orthopaedic tests
  • neurological tests
  • a report of findings detailing the nature of your problem
  • your management plan and explanation of the treatment procedure
  • first treatment

Examinations and treatments are performed with the patient clothed.

In most cases, further treatments will be required.

In the event of a sudden episode of lower back pain:

·Don’t panic – severity of pain is not always an indicator of how serious the injury is

·Use ice – any tissue damage causes inflammation which contributes to the pain, ice keeps the inflammation under control and reduces the pain. Place an ice pack or pack of peas wrapped in a thin tea towel to the area for 15 minutes, take it off for 45 minutes and repeat.

·Keep moving – if you are able to, but don’t over do it, move to your tolerance level but staying still for too long will cause the back to seize up.

·Find a comfortable position – a recommended position is to lie on your back with hips bent to 90 degrees and knees bent to 90 degrees with your calves resting on the seat of a chair, with the ice pack under your back.

·Accept help – don’t be proud get your family and friends to help until you are more mobile

·Be sensible – listen to what your back is saying and don’t try to do too much too soon but at the same time don’t do nothing, work to your tolerance levels and don’t push through the pain

·Consult your chiropractor – the earlier you can be treated the better and it also helps to settle your mind that you are not in a hopeless situation but you have taken a positive step to resolve your back problem

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The Chiropractic Studio
437a Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield, WMD B72 1AX
Phone: 0121 384 1475
The Chiropractic Studio
125-127 Regent Street
Leamington Spa, WAR CV32 4NX
Phone: 01926 311 107
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