Is chiropractic safe?

Yes. Chiropractic treatment is one of the safest and least invasive methods of treating spine-related problems. According to the scientific research, proper chiropractic care guided by a qualified chiropractor is rarely associated with any serious complications. The report from ?The American Journal of Medicine? by Stevenson and Ernst estimated the risk of complications following spinal manipulation to between 1 in1-2 milion to 1 in 400,000 treatments, and even there the adverse reactions are usually mild and short ?lasting.

What can expect at the first visit?

During the first visit we will conduct a detailed interview and examination, including neurological, orthopedic and chiropractic examination. In addition, we may conduct a computer EMG spinal scan to determine the degree of your problem. Based on the information, we can also order additional investigations like an x-ray or MRI scan. At the second visit, we will explain the cause of your problem and perform first chiropractic treatment. Each patient will receive an individual plan of care based on the presenting problem and examination results.

How long will it take to get better?

Duration of treatment depends on the problem and examination results and can range from a few to several sessions. In our clinic we constantly monitor patient?s progress for the best effectiveness of individual treatment plan.

What is the education of a chiropractor (D.C,)?

To earn a title of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) a minimum 5 year accredited degree is required. The extent of studies is similar to medical degree in basic science, anatomy or physiology, however chiropractic degree focus more on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal pain. In Poland none of the schools offers internationally accredited chiropractic degree which would meet the requirements of the Council on Chiropractic Education. The list of accredited programs can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_chiropractic_schools.

How many internationally qualified doctors of chiropractic are there in Poland?

Chiropractic is not currently a recognized profession in Poland and there is no accredited courses offering chiropractic degrees here. Therefore, there is only 7 doctors of chiropractic/chiropractors practicing in Poland who graduated from an accredited institution overseas: Dr Artur Jan Mazur BSc (chiro). D.C., Dr Leszek Majkowski D.C., Dr Anthony Robert Narushka D.C. Dr Sophie C. Nielsen BSc (chiro),  Dr Mateusz Nowacki, D.C. (Australia), BSc, BChiro (Hons), D.C., Dr Jane Hajduk DC, Dr Kendall Chorostecki DC. All are members of Polish Chiropractic Association established in 2008 and European Chiropractic Union (ECU). To find a chiropractor in Poland, visit the ECU website http://www.ecunion.eu/default.asp?pid=184. 

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