What exactly does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor looks at how the brain and body communicate with each other. Sometimes these signals are disturbed, for example by stress or an accident, causing the body to become unbalanced. The brain can no longer communicate well with the body. The chiropractor removes these blockages by means of manipulation of the nervous system, spine and joints. Chiropractic is gentle and safe.
Why do I sometimes hear a 'crackling' sound during the treatment?
The cracking sound you sometimes hear during a treatment is in actual fact not your bones. They are gas bubbles that move in the synovial fluid of your joints, at the moment that a pressure difference arises due to manipulation of the joints. It is quite normal for this to happen and is harmless.
Am I too old (or too young) to be treated?
Our clients range in age from a few weeks old to over 90 years. So you are never too young or too old to be treated. Everyone receives personal treatment, which allows us to treat people of all ages in a safe way. Also people with, for example, osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
How many treatments do I need?
The body needs time to heal. How long this takes is very personal and highly dependent on a number of factors:
- type of complaint
- the duration of the complaint
- overall health
- mental attitude
- physical condition
Usually, the chiropractor can make a reasonable estimate of the number of treatments needed to resolve your specific complaint. During the first appointment we give more explanation and draw up a personal treatment plan.
Is chiropractic reimbursed by my insurer?
Almost all health insurers have included chiropractic in the (additional) package. Depending on how you are insured, part or all of the rate will be reimbursed, usually up to a maximum number of treatments per year. You do not pay a deductible for this. If you want to see your fee quickly, look at https://www.chiropractievergoeding.nl/
For many insurers, they only reimburse treatments by chiropractors who are registered with a professional association. We are affiliated with the Dutch Chiropractic Federation (DCF).
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No, to be eligible for reimbursement, you do not need to have a referral from the general practitioner.
What clothes should I wear to chiropractor?
You do not need to wear special clothing to the chiropractor. However, we do recommend choosing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing in which you have sufficient freedom of movement. For example, sports pants with a t-shirt or top.
How do I feel after treatment from the chiropractor?
This is very personal, but most people feel better immediately after chiropractic treatment. One gets more energy, while the other feels sleepy. Every body reacts differently, but there is no right or wrong.
Does chiropractic hurt?
In most cases, chiropractic is not painful. For example, if you have severe back pain, the treatment will be more sensitive, because that area is already painful. After the treatments, the muscles will relax and the pain will soon decrease. Sometimes a stiff feeling or muscle pain develops in the treated area.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes, chiropractic treatments are extremely safe. Chiropractic is recognised worldwide as one of the safest medical treatments, a natural intervention without medication or surgery!
What does treatment with a chiropractor cost?
The first consultation is € 90. During this intake we do an extensive examination and draw up a personal treatment plan. All treatments after that are € 60. More information can be found on our tariff page.
What does the DC stand for?
This stands for Doctor of Chiropractic, the title a student obtains after completing a six-year academic study in chiropractic.
What's the difference between chiropractic and other treatments?
We understand the confusion, because chiropractic, osteopathy, manual therapy, and physical therapy are all musculoskeletal approaches. The differences explained below:
- Chiropractor: focuses on the functioning of the nervous system and spine with effect on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue.
- Physiotherapist: focuses on the functioning of the muscles.
- Manual therapist: focuses on the functioning of the muscles and joints.
- Osteopath: focuses on the patient’s organ system and bloodstream in general.