What conditions is chiropractic suitable for? 

Chiropractic can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints, including back and neck pain, headaches, joint pain, sciatica, muscle tension and much more. 

It can also be used regularly as a preventative measure to maintain health and protect against injury. 

Why choose chiropractic as a form of treatment? 

Chiropractic takes a holistic approach, aiming to treat the causes of ailments rather than just alleviating the symptoms. Chiropractic can help to improve nerve communication and thereby stimulate the body's self-healing powers. No medication, injections or surgery are used. 

What happens during chiropractic treatment? 

The chiropractor applies gentle, controlled and targeted pressure to different areas of your spine to correct vertebral misalignments and improve the alignment of the spine. 

More commonly referred to as "realignment", vertebrae are not dislocated but misaligned. Adjustment is a gentle form of treatment that can correct these misalignments. It is therefore also suitable for infants, small children and during pregnancy.

Is chiropractic treatment painful? 

Most patients experience a feeling of relief and relaxation after an adjustment. Occasionally there may be a feeling of "sore muscles" or a temporary increase in discomfort, but this is normal and should improve quickly. 

Why can there be cracking noises during adjustment? 

The cracking sound that can occur during a chiropractic adjustment is caused by the sudden release of gas from the joints when they are moved. This phenomenon is called cavitation and is usually harmless. Not all adjustments are associated with an audible cracking sound. The absence of this sound says nothing about the effectiveness of the treatment. 

Can chiropractic lead to unstable joints? 

No! In American chiropractic techniques, the vertebrae are moved by a gentle impulse with a short, precisely measured amplitude of movement. This takes place within the physiological range of motion, whereby the ligaments and muscles that secure the joints cannot be overstretched. 

Repeated chiropractic treatments exert a positive stimulus on the ligaments of the spine, which can lead to a tightening of these ligaments.

Is chiropractic treatment covered by health insurance? 

The services are billed according to the scale of fees for alternative practitioners (GebüH).

Private health insurance companies cover the costs of chiropractic treatment if alternative practitioner services are included in their tariff or if you have taken out supplementary insurance.

Statutory health insurance companies do not yet regularly contribute to the costs. The patient is a self-payer. However, those with statutory health insurance can also have the costs reimbursed by taking out upplementary insurance for alternative practitioner services.