Lisburn Chiropractic Clinic | Belfast | Northern Ireland
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Welcome to Lisburn Chiropractic Clinic. We were established in 1991 and since then have been committed to providing safe, natural care for the Lisburn community. We have successfully served thousands of patients in our modern, well-equipped practice. The practice atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, and our staff are pleasant, committed and enthusiastic.

Your first visit

On your first visit, we will gather information about your past and present health. This will usually take up to 45 minutes and we will:

- discuss your health history;
- perform a physical (chiropractic) examination;
- conduct orthopaedic and neurological tests;
- perform a spinal scan(surface electromyogram); and
- take spinal x-rays (if necessary)

Your second visit

On your second visit, we will discuss the results of the tests carried out on the first visit. We will talk about problems you are currently experiencing and make recommendations for your care. If you are happy to proceed, your adjustment can start on this visit.

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is not articulating properly - it helps to restore the mobility of the joint and stimulates the intricate nerve fibres which attach to the joint capsule. When the force is applied, it changes the orientation of the joint which then initiates a change in the body's function.

The purpose of the adjustment is to reduce nerve interference to the nervous system and trigger a healing process. The body is self-healing and self-regulating, though sometimes it requires a helping hand.

The adjustment is the main method of care in our practice, and there are many different ways to adjust the spine. We will choose the best technique to cater for your specific needs. The techniques range from low force soft tissue release to manual adjustment to the use of activator methods; this is a chiropractic device which produces a very low controlled force to the appropriate spinal joints.

Stages of care

Chiropractic care is unique and while some conditions can be treated in a few visits, others may take longer. The three major phases of chiropractic care are:

Relief Care
You may have consulted a chiropractor because you have an ache or a pain. The main aim in this phase is to reduce or eliminate your discomfort and stabilise your condition as quickly as possible. During this phase progress is usually rapid, and may take anywhere between a week and a month (depending on your particular circumstances and condition).

If you are not responding to chiropractic care during this phase, you may be referred to another healthcare provider.

Rehabilitative Care
The goals of this second phase are to correct any underlying injury or cause of discomfort, strengthen your muscles and improve neuromusculoskeletal function. The frequency of office visits is reduced over a period of two to six weeks, and care may often be supplemented by rehabilitation exercises, nutrition and a change in daily habits.

Many of the conditions treated have developed over time, and it may therefore take time to correct them. Once the initial discomfort has lessened, you may think it is time to stop treatment. However, if you end your care before fully healing the muscles and soft tissues you can invite a relapse, leading to recurring problems.

Wellness/Maintenance Care
This is designed to maintain your improved health, encourage normal spinal function and prevent the return of the original condition and catch small problems before they become serious. A personal wellness care programme will be designed specifically for you where we teach you how to incorporate good nutrition and exercise habits into your everyday life, thereby promoting vitality,endurance, and the ability to enjoy life to its fullest. How long you choose to remain under regular maintenance care is always entirely up to you.

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Please note:
Chiropractors are required by the General Chiropractic Council, the regulating body for chiropractic in the UK, to take a thorough history and carry out a physical examination of every patient, in order to form an appropriate diagnosis and to determine if the patient would benefit from chiropractic care. If the chiropractor identifies a patient who cannot be helped by chiropractic care, normal practice would be to refer the patient to the most appropriate healthcare practitioner for further consultation.