Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
It would be an idea to bring shorts and training top or large comfortable underwear, especially if there is a need to look at your back.
How long are the sessions?
All sessions are between 45-60 mins, however sometimes if only a small amount of treatment is required it may be less.
How much is it?
All sessions are £40
Can I claim on insurance?
We do not work with insurance companies as they specify the number of treatments required for a condition, which we disagree with. We are happy to provide receipts and can arrange reports to be written and sent (there will be an additional cost if done out of consultation time).
How many sessions will I need?
It depends upon the injury, many back problems have a sprain component, so like a sprained ankle it will take a minimum of 4-6 weeks to recover. This does not mean that you need lots of treatments maybe 3-5 during that time if you follow advice. If you keep aggravating it then it will take longer. Other conditions may take longer to resolve, some degenerative conditions may require long-term assistance with symptoms rather than being fully resolved.
What happens if the treatment doesn't work?
You will be monitored for improvement, if after 3 sessions there is no improvement then referral to a different practitioner may be necessary.
Is the practice regulated?
Yes we are registered with Bassetlaw District Council for acupuncture. We are regulated by the Association of Osteomyologists, whom you may complain to if there is a dispute.
Do you do home visits?
In emergency cases yes, they are unfortunately at a higher cost as it may use up several appointment slots, so will be billed accordingly.
How will I feel afterwards?
Most people feel quite relaxed and mobile, some people may feel sore a day or two after adjustment, others will not. After acupuncture some people may feel hungry or tired others will have no side effects.
Are any bad side effects associated with treatment?
With spinal manipulation there is need to advise people that, although there have been no reported deaths from treatment, the government wish us to inform you that there is a risk. There is a very remote possibility of a stroke (1 in 10,000,000). With acupuncture a reasonably common occurrence may be needle shock - in mild conditions this may be a feeling of light-headedness or in more severe cases feinting or seizure like symptoms.