How much does it cost?
Initial Consultation (45 minutes) £48
Course of 10 LLLT £200
Corporate rates please contact 07979 815655 for more details
Richards Chiropractic accepts cash and cards.
Do private insurance companies cover chiropractic?
Richards Chiropractic is recognised by major private health insurance companies including BUPA and AXA PPP and in the majority of cases we can directly bill your company. However, please contact your insurance company first so that they can authorise treatment. If you would like us to invoice the company, we will need your policy number, authorisation number and referral letter from your GP. Please also advise us of any excess you have on your policy which will have to be settled by yourself. You may need my provider numbers when you contact your insurance company:
AXA PPP SR01923
Norwich Union/Aviva 400007659
Chiropractors are concerned with the framework of bones and muscles that support the body (the musculoskeletal system). Some problems of the musculoskeletal system can be caused by accidents; stress; lack of exercise; poor posture, illness and every day wear and tear. These problems may cause pressure on the nerves of the body.
Depending on your condition, the chiropractor may manipulate parts of your spine or joints. Manipulation involves a specific short thrust to the involved joint to restore proper function and relief the symptoms. Sometimes an audible ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ may be heard, do not worry, this is perfectly normal with this form of treatment.
The ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released.
Chiropractic treatment is usually painless unless an area is inflamed, although most patients will feel an immediate relief. Some patients may experience temporary achiness or soreness around the area that is being treated. Regular use of ice packs will help to reduce this inflammation.
This will depend on the individual but most patients will see an improvement within
the first 3-
The chiropractor will review your case regularly to check if any changes to your treatment plan are needed.
Numerous studies throughout the world have shown that chiropractic treatment, including manipulative therapy and spinal adjustment, is both safe and effective.
NICE Guidelines; In May 2009, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
(NICE) published new guidelines to improve the early management of persistent non-
The guidelines recommend what care and advice the NHS should offer to people affected by low back pain. NICE assessed the effectiveness, safety and cost-
The Medical Research Council conducted a clinical trial and follow-
Do I need to tell my GP?
You do not need to tell your GP, however, Richards Chiropractic will send a courtesy letter to your GP (with your permission) detailing your condition and the treatment you are receiving. Your GP holds all your medical records, so it is your interests for them to be complete and up to date.
No. It is illegal for anyone in the UK to use the title ‘chiropractor’ or to imply that they are a chiropractor unless they are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).