Chiropractic Clinic in Brighton & Hove

Registered Chiropractor Dr Morten Westergaard in Brighton & Hove

How does it work

The World Health Organisation recognises Chiropractic as a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal ( Nerve, muscle and skeletal) system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on the subluxation.

Human Spine Side View

The Human Spine

Spinal bones can become restricted or misaligned – this is what is called a vertebral subluxation complex or more simply a subluxation.

Subluxated joints can be responsible for applying pressure or irritation to nerves leading to tingling, numbness or pain but could be so subtle that they cause no symptoms at all. Chiropractors are specifically trained to identify the presence of subluxations. Although it takes years to develop the sensitive touch to locate subluxations, you are likely to recognise them if they are pointed out to you.

The treatment carried out by chiropractor  Morten Westergaard will help to reduce the pressure and irritation on your nerves, taking away the interference so your body can do what it needs to do.

Heal and repair… It’s as simple as that!

Chiropractic is one of the most popularly used forms of manual therapy. It is now practiced worldwide and regulated by law in some 40 national jurisdictions. As a health care service, chiropractic offers a conservative management approach and, although it requires skilled practitioners, it does not always need auxiliary staff and therefore generates minimal add‐on costs. Therefore, one of the benefits of chiropractic may be that it offers potential for cost‐effective management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

Chiropractic can help with problems affecting:

  • Head and Neck
  • Shoulders and Arms
  • Back and Pelvis
  • Hips and Knees
  • Ankles and Feet
  • Balance problems
  • People of all ages

Your first visit

Spine Diagram - Trapped Nerve

How a Nerve Gets Trapped

Treatment is only offered after a thorough initial consultation. First a ”case history” is taken. Your case history is vital as it reveals the background about your health, such as operations, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details which brought you to our clinic.

After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic examination is performed – women are provided with a gown. X-ray may be necessary, which can help uncover structural and functional problem.

Once the examination is complete, your chiropractor will explains the findings and outline any appropriate further actions. If your problem is not appropriate for chiropractic management you will be advised what to do or be sent to another Health Professional. Your Progress with treatment at the clinic will be carefully monitored.

How quickly will I get better?

All health care professions know that healing comes from within.

That is why treatment from your chiropractor works together with you so you can get the result you seek in the quickest possible time. Follow the recommendations given by your Doctor of Chiropractic – they are there to help you.

The three phases of your recovery:

Initial care

The objective is to start the healing process. New symptoms often improve quite rapidly during this phase, whereas long-standing problems often improve more gradually.

Corrective care

This phase of care is mainly given to help those people who struggle to maintain proper joint function due to a long-standing problem or following trauma and accidents. The objective is to repeatedly treat a specific area in order to restore optimal joint mobility. Your specific needs will be recommended by your chiropractor.

Maintenance care

Once the corrective care is complete regular check-ups can help ensure you maintain your result and stay well.

Treatment/Service Price
Initial Consultation, Examination & Diagnosis £57
Treatment Session £41
Children 0-16 years old £37
X-Ray examination one area £75
X-Ray examination two areas £120