Frequently Asked Questions
What Does A Chiropractor Do?
At You Chiropractic, our Chiropractor is an expert in chronic pain management. We help our patients address the underlying cause of their chronic pain using traditional, hands-on Chiropractic techniques.
When Should I See A Chiropractor?
Normal pain lasts for 6-12 weeks. This is the normal healing period for the cells and tissues in your body. If you've had your pain for more than 12 weeks, this is known as chronic pain and it's time to see your Chiropractor.
Do I Need A Referral?
You do not need a referral from your general practitioner (medical doctor) to see a Chiropractor. In Australia, Chiropractors are licensed to assess, diagnose and treat patients presenting within our scope of practice.
What Do I Need For My Appointment?
After making your appointment, you'll receive an email with a link. This link goes to a new patient form that you can complete on your phone or computer. Please complete this form before your appointment for the best patient experience.
Why Do I Need X-rays?
X-rays are important because everyone's spine is different. Your Chiropractor having access to your x-rays could be the difference between your pain getting worse or your pain being managed successfully.
How Many Appointments Will I Need?
Depending on your specific case, it usually takes between 6-12 weeks or 12-18 adjustments to objectively get better. You have the option to follow your recommendation or to use Chiropractic as you see fit.
What Does Treatment Involve?
Adjustments are comfortable, gentle and done by hand. During an adjustment, you'll often hear a little "pop" sound coming from your joints followed by a feeling of relief. This is normal and comes from the creation of gas bubbles within your joint space.
How Long Is Each Appointment?
Your 1st & 2nd appointments take around 25-30 minutes each. After that, your checkups & adjustments are 10-15 minutes each. Periodically, you'll have reassessments to track your progress and these take 25-30 minutes.
Do I Need To Keep Coming Back?
After you get better, it is recommended you get adjusted periodically to keep your nervous system healthy throughout your lifetime. You have the option to follow your recommendation or to use Chiropractic as you see fit.
Can I Use My Private Health Insurance?
If your policy includes "extras" cover, you'll be able to claim back a portion of your Chiropractic appointments. There's usually an annual limit to your claims, so it's best to check with your insurance provider.
Do You Bulk Bill?
Chiropractic isn't bulk billed like General Practitioners (GP) in Australia. However, with your GP's approval and referral letter, Medicare can cover a portion of 5 Chiropractic appointments per calendar year.
Regular Chiropractic care helps to keep your nervous system healthy. The association between Chiropractic and bones comes from the fact that all your nerves originate from your spine.
Despite the "popping" sound that often accompanies a Chiropractic adjustment, patients find it pleasant and even enjoyable to get Chiropractic care. It's a very safe way to manage your chronic pain when done by a qualified Chiropractor.
Yes, we do. We have extended our opening hours to 6:30pm. That way, you can have your adjustment even if you're working late that day. How convenient!