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YOUR FIRST VISIT

We are excited for your first visit at our clinic.

Here are some tips and information about what to expect from your first session:

PATIENT REGISTRATION

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your first visit to complete the client registration process

MISSED APPOINTMENT AND CANCELLATION:

The centre has a cancellation policy. Any appointment cancelled less than 24 hours before or for no-shows, the full consultation fee will be charged.

We hope you value the time of our Chiropractors who also stress the importance of following your treatment plan.

Please also keep in mind that someone in pain may be waiting for this time slot.

 

If at any time you wish to discuss your care plan, tell your Chiropractor and he will go through your queries. Your health is your responsibility and we will do everything we can to support you.

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Dr Ben Bacon examining a seated female clients' neck
Featured Questions

Global Questions

Whether the pain you have is caused by a sedentary lifestyle or worse, because you are tied to a desk, we have the skills to put you back on your feet.

Rest assured, our highly experienced and friendly and knowledgeable Chiropractors are here to help you. Ben Bacon has been practising for three decades, mostly in the UK. He advises or even locums for other specialised practices and is known to lecture small groups abroad from time to time.

At The Clover Chiropractic, professionalism is guaranteed. At first, we’ll give you a consultation where we can talk through your issues and carry out an assessment. From there, we’ll work with you to develop a programme of Chiropractic care that works for you.

Popular Questions

Frequently Ask Questions.

Often these questions come up under Google search of People Also Ask. If you have a question you want featured here, talk to us on your next appointment.

Can chiropractor help with sciatica

Chiropractors can offer relief for sciatica through techniques using spinal adjustments and therapeutic exercises. We understand how debilitating sciatic pain can be and are here to help you navigate this journey towards comfort and improved mobility.

How chiropractor cracks neck

When a chiropractor “cracks” your neck, it’s a gentle procedure known as an adjustment. The “cracking” sound you hear is actually the release of gas bubbles from your joints, not bones shifting or crunching. These adjustments work to stimulate and mobilize the joints and muscles around your spine, aiming to relieve tension, improve your mobility, and enhance overall wellness. At Clover Chiropractic, we ensure your comfort and safety during every step of this process. Visit us to experience the benefits of chiropractic care for yourself.

What does a Chiropractor do?

A Chiropractor specializes in diagnosing and treating neuro-musculo-skeletal issues, focusing on manual spine adjustments. Our goal is to enhance joint and nervous system function, alleviate pain, and promote wellness through gentle adjustments or spinal manipulation.

What chiropractor is open today?

Our chiropractic clinic is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We also offer appointments outside of these hours as needed. Feel free to schedule a visit to address your musculoskeletal concerns.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Treatment techniques usually involve manual adjustments and manipulations of the spine.

Can anyone call themselves a chiropractor?

No, in the UK, it’s illegal for anyone to call themselves a chiropractor unless they are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC ensures that registered chiropractors have the necessary qualifications and uphold the standards of practice. GCC no 0321 is for our lead Chiropractor, Dr Ben Bacon, of over 20 years experience. Clients tell us that he delivers, time and again.

What do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors primarily treat musculoskeletal issues, including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. We focus on improving the  client’s movement, functionality and reducing pain, also advising on exercise, ergonomics, and other therapies to promote health.

Is there a typical patient that visits the Chiropractor?

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the diagnosis and management of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Treatment usually involve manual adjustments and manipulations of the spine.

Can you expand?

It’s not accurate to group all patients who visit our Chiropractors into a single category or demographic. However, here are some general tendencies that may apply to certain subgroups of patients:

  • People with musculoskeletal pain: Many patients seek Chiropractic care to alleviate pain in the back, neck, joints, and other areas of the body.

  • Athletes: Athletes may see a Chiropractor to help prevent or recover from sports-related injuries, improve performance, and maintain overall physical health.

  • Middle aged people with a history of long term pain: Seeking control or management of chronic conditions lead them to take up regular monthmy or two monthly adjustments to keep as well as possible. General wellness, much like for an athlete is really accessible to all. 
  • Older adults: As people age, they may experience more chronic pain and other physical challenges that a chiropractor can help address.

  • Pregnant women: Pregnant women may see a chiropractor to alleviate back pain, improve posture, and promote a healthy pregnancy.

These are just a few examples, and it’s important to note that Chiropractors treat a wide range of patients, each with unique needs and circumstances.

What will happen when I visit a chiropractor?

During your first visit to a chiropractor, they will take a detailed relevant medical history and perform a physical examination, focusing on the spine and possibly other examinations, depending on your complaint. A plan tailored to your needs will then be discussed. With your full agreement, sessions will start immediately, assuming no x-rays or further tests are needed. The aim is to encourage your body to normalise and heal as quickly as it is capable of. 

How many sessions do patients usually attend?

The number of sessions a patient or a client needs varies greatly depending on the individual’s condition, its severity, and their personal health goals. Some may require only a few sessions, while others with chronic conditions may need ongoing care.

What sort of response will I have to treatment?

Responses to chiropractic treatment vary. Some patients feel immediate relief, while others might experience Some people may also experience slight soreness, similar to that after exercise. It is usual to have a little temporary discomfort or tiredness before that relief kicks in.

Can I get chiropractic care on the NHS in Wales?

Wales is still deciding on this question. More areas in England do offer chiropractic care on the NHS, You should check with your local counsellor and Primary Care Trust or Health Board to see if this is an option for you.

Do I have to have an x-ray?

Not necessarily. Chiropractors, including our own, will only recommend an X-ray if there’s a valid clinical reason. They’re not part of routine chiropractic examination, and are used in accordance with the Ionising Radiation Regulations.

What can I do to reduce the amount of care I receive with you?

There are several steps that a patient or a client can take to reduce the amount of care you receive from us Chiropractors:

  1. Follow your chiropractors advice.

  2. Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Eating a nutritious diet, staying physically active, and getting enough sleep can all help to maintain a healthy body and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal problems.

  3. Practice proper posture: This is hard at the beginning as you have adapted over months or even years so your posture reflects your condition. Be gentle with yourself. Your chiropractor will help you adapt and improve through the sessions. Poor posture can lead to joint and muscle problems, so it’s important to be mindful of your posture and maintain good alignment throughout the day, whether you’re sitting, standing, or sleeping.

  4. Avoid repetitive movements: Repetitive movements, such as those performed at a desk or in front of a computer, can cause strain on the joints and muscles. Taking breaks and stretching regularly can help to reduce the risk of injury.

  5. Manage stress: Stress can have a negative impact on both physical and mental health, so it’s important to find ways to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook on life.

  6. Incorporate stretching and strengthening exercises: Regular exercise, especially stretching and strengthening exercises, can help to maintain joint and muscle health and reduce the risk of injury.

  7. Abide by advice from your Chiropractor when instructing exercise from our back pain prevention program.

    It’s important to remember that these steps are intended to complement, not replace our Chiropractic care. Your Chiropractor can and will provide personalized advice and guidance on how to maintain optimal physical health and reduce the need for frequent visits.

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