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Frequently asked questions

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 A chiropractor treating a patient's legs

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic literally means 'hands on treatment'. It's the third-largest medical profession after medicine and dentistry. Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of all joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves, especially spinal conditions.

Chiropractors use short lever manual adjustments (manipulations) to release the pressure or pinching of a nerve, thereby reducing pain and restoring mobility.

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How effective is chiropractic treatment?

Past studies from the BMI have concluded that chiropractic treatment is 75% more effective than hospital outpatient treatment care only. It is effective at relieving lower back pain and alleviating the symptoms of other conditions afflicting your bones, joints and soft tissue.

Within our own clinic, we have seen fantastic results, keeping our clients mobile. Our youngest patient is just 3 weeks old and our oldest is nearly 100 years old.

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Does treatment hurt?

It’s natural to assume that if a joint hurts, moving it would cause more pain, but the reverse happens. A chiropractic adjustment is like removing the weight of a heavy box that has fallen on your toes – an instant relief. Most of our patients find manual adjustments to be pleasant, relaxing – even invigorating.

You may experience a slight soreness of the supporting muscles the next day, which resolves quickly. This is completely natural, because your muscles are retraining with the realigned joints.

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Are you registered?

All our healthcare teams are fully registered, ensuring that you are in safe professional hands. After 5 years of rigorous training, our chiropractic doctors are all registered with the GCC, have statutory regulation, and are members of the British Chiropractic Association. Our chartered senior physiotherapists are members of the CSP and registered with the HCPC. Also registered with the HCPC, our chiropodist and podiatrists are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Our foot healthcare practitioners are also registered with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Our holistic therapists, hypnotherapists and counsellors are registered with the Holistic Services and members of the Complementary Therapists Association.

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Can I claim through my insurance?

Most medical health providers and insurance companies will assist you with treatment costs. All our treatments are covered. Some insurance policies may require GP authorisation and referral – please check with your insurance company.

  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA
  • WPA
  • Simply Health
  • SIGNA
  • And many others
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What are your payment methods?

Payments are made on the day of each treatment, after the appointment. We offer various prepayment discounts for new patients and offer prepayment discounts on shockwave therapy. Please check with our reception or one of our clinicians.

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Do you have a cancellation fee?

We require 24 hours' notice to cancel an appointment. Our standard rate for a late cancellation or no show is half the treatment fee for all our services.

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Can you support my personal injury claim?

We offer a comprehensive report after your examination and assessment. Within 24 hours, we can provide a medical report, which is a recognised document to support your diagnosis, treatment plan, treatment procedure and prognosis. We can liaise with your injury solicitor and insurance company to pay for your treatment. We have worked with over 25 accidents and injuries companies throughout the UK.

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Award winning clinic
Over 9,000 satisfied patients

Dr Patel is always cheerful and ready to answer any questions, and always explains the treatment you receive.

Mrs E Preston

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If your question is not answered here, call us today on 01902 251 778

Not sure if we can help with your condition? Email us at reception@richmond-clinic.co.uk and let a qualified chiropractor tell you what we can do to reduce your symptoms.

1 of 7 UK practices with a digital thermographic spinal scan

  • Only clinic in the South East with extracorporeal treatment/shockwave therapy
  • Over 95% success rate
  • Digital foot scan and made-to-measure bespoke insoles
  • 24 hour X-ray diagnosis
  • Laser podiatry

Thanks to our 20 years’ experience and unique diagnostic equipment, we frequently get referrals from local GP surgeries, hospital clinicians and consultants.

Established in Worthing in 1993, our clients now come from Brighton, Bognor Regis and all over the South East.

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