FAQ

Will medical aid cover it?

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Yes, medical aids will cover chiropractic treatments and Manor Chiropractic is contracted with most medical aids (Discovery as well as Medscheme & Metropolitan Heath Group administrated medical schemes).

You have the option to settle your account at the end of your appointment and then submit to your medical aid for reimbursement. Alternatively, we can do a direct claim to your medical aid. (Please note: direct claims are submitted at medical aid rates which are higher than the standard consultation fees)

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How much do treatments cost?

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Standard consultation fees:

  • Initial consultation – R700
  • Follow Up – R600

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What do chiropractors treat?

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Chiropractors treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Back & neck pain (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar pain)
    • Sciatica
    • Disc herniations (“slipped disc”)
    • Facet Syndromes/Dysfunction (“Pinched nerve”)
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • TMJ problems
  • Sports injuries including  ankle sprains, knee pain, hip pain as well as shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries
  • Musculoskeletal pain, tendonitis & other Myofascial problems
  • Scoliosis & posture assessments
  • Ergonomic advice

What can I expect in my first consultation?

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In your first consultation, your chiropractor take a thorough case history followed by a physical examination and orthopaedic tests which will be performed to find an appropriate diagnosis. Once the chiropractor has reached a diagnosis, a relevant treatment protocol will be decided on. If required, you may be referred out for X-rays or to see a specialist.

Is chiropractic safe?

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Yes. Chiropractic is widely recognised as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal complaints.It has also been recognised as the most cost effective form of treatment for lower back pain. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record, however, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic are very small and while many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise.

What is an Adjustment?

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Adjustments or spinal manipulation are treatment techniques used by chiropractors to restore normal motion to a dysfunctional spinal joint. The manoeuvre is a High-velocity, Low-amplitude thrust that is usually accompanied by an audible release or “cracking” sound. This sound is a cavitation occurs as a result of an expansion of gas bubbles within the joint.

During the examination, a chiropractor will use a technique called Motion Palpation to feel for restricted movement and a reproduction of pain/symptoms at each vertebral level along the spine. Once a restricted segment has been identified, the chiropractor will correct this dysfunctional movement with an adjustment.

If I can click my own back/neck, why do I need to see a chiropractor?

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Clicking your own neck/back is not recommended at all, in fact it can make the problem worse in the long run. When you ‘click’ your own back/neck, you will most likely be moving joints above or below the problem area. The more you move these segments, the more unstable these joints will get, leading to further damage and pain.

A chiropractor is well trained in motion palpation techniques (a method of examination in order to find the restricted/’stuck’ vertebral segments). Once the chiropractor has determined where these restrictions are, a very specific adjustment will be performed in order to get the restricted segment moving normally again. A chiropractor uses techniques which they have mastered over many years. When a chiropractor qualifies, he/she has had 4 years of adjusting technique training as well as a minimum of 2 years clinical experience.

What is the ‘clicking/cracking’ sound heard during an adjustment?

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This sound is known as a cavitation or an audible release. It is caused by the opening of the joint surfaces. Each joint contains a liquid called ‘synovial fluid’ which reduces friction between the joint surfaces. When the joint surfaces are opened, the pressure in the joint capsule is lowered which allows for an expansion of gas bubbles in the synovial fluid. These bubbles persist for approximately 30 minutes before the gas is absorbed back into solution.

Who should see a chiropractor?

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People of all ages have experienced pain relief from chiropractors, however, each person is unique and the treatment you receive will be tailored specifically for you depending on your age and type of pain you are experiencing.

What kind of training do chiropractors have?

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In South Africa, chiropractic education and training is extensive covering a broad spectrum of health sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Diagnostics and Orthopaedic assessments). Chiropractic students begin treating patients under supervision at the UJ Chiropractic Clinic for a minimum of two years. At the end of the 6-year program, all graduates are awarded Masters Degree in Chiropractic.

Where are you located?

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We are located in Sandton at Manor Medical Centre (Opposite the Morning Glen Shopping Centre).

Address: 189 Kelvin Drive, Morningside Manor, Sandton

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