Patient Care

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions that are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints, particularly those of the spine, and their effects on the nervous system. Read more on our Conditions Treated page.

If you feel you are unsure as to whether chiropractic can help, then we recommend that you phone the clinic. Our chiropractors, Hilton or David, would be more than happy to speak to you before committing to an appointment.

Your First Visit

To ensure that chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition, we will need to establish your overall health picture. You will be asked for a great deal of information, not just about the pain or complaint that may have brought you to the clinic (your reasons for asking for chiropractic care), but also about your past health history. Some of the questions may appear irrelevant, but they are extremely important to us.

During your first visit, lasting 30-60 min, the following will take place:

  • Taking case history

Physical examination


Report of Findings


Specific personalised treatment plan


Taking x-rays, if indicated

If chiropractic care appears not to be suitable for you, you will be referred to your GP or relevant specialist.

Your details are confidential. No one else will be allowed to see your notes without your permision.

Taking Case History

You first meeting will start with a discussion about you, your health and reason for asking for chiropractic help. You will be asked about your presenting complaint and also about your health history to establish an overall health picture.

Report of findings

Once we have diagnosed the problem, we will explain what is wrong with you and discuss the choices you have, which may include referring you to another specialist.

If chiropractic can help, we will explain your treatment options simply and clearly and give you all the information you need to decide what is best for you.


Once the case history is complete, a thorough examination will take place, including orthopaedic, neurological, and chiropractic tests to check your nerves, muscles and joints.

X-rays will then be taken if necessary. X-rays are taken to confirm the diagnosis or to rule out conditions which may not be amenable to Chiropractic care. In some instances, medical intervention is what is required.

Pain Relief

Many of our patients come to us with a presenting complaint needing immediate attention. The examination and findings will indicate the course of treatment required.

Generally, the treatment plan will require several visits. Your chiropractor will explain your treatment options. The first option is to be as pain free as possible in the shortest time possible.

After pain relief is achieved, you will be offered a choice of either Maintenance Care or Wellness Care.

Maintenance Care

Many of our patients continue to visit us for Maintenance Care to reduce the recurrence of the symptoms. These are periodic checkups relating to the nerves, muscles and joints.

Many of our long term patients have Maintenance Care every few months.

Wellness Care

Wellness Care is a more comprehensive programme and includes lifestyle management, nutritional assessment and exercise programmes.

Our chiropractors will recommend instructional sessions of home exercise with advice (HEA). Results of a study has concluded that for acute and subacute neck pain, spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) and instructional sessions of home exercise with advice (HEA) were more effective than medication in both the short and long term. This programme requires the active participation of the patient and for those who are able to perform exercises constitute part of Wellness Care. Re-assessment is an essential aspect of this approach.

Patients will also have the opportunity to avail themselves of the services of a massage therapist to reduce stress levels and help them relax.

Patients who chose this type of care are normally happy to come for more frequent visits and are looking to maintain their body in the best possible health.


What People Are Saying

Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert
I first visited the Eastbourne Chiropractor Clinic suffering with lower back. With David Taylor’s help and expertise he put me on the road to recovery and I am now able to go about my daily life without the difficulties and discomfort I’d previously been experiencing. The practice staff are welcoming, warm and friendly so the moment you go in they put you at ease.
Keith Brunt
Keith Brunt
So impressed with the Covid safety measures that have been put in place. It seems they only have one patient in the clinic at any one time and that made me feel extremely comfortable and safe.
Daniel Jenkins
Daniel Jenkins
Knowledgable and caring staff. Effective treatment - thoroughly recommended
Stuart Bray
Stuart Bray
friendly and helpful staff, great treatment from either chiropractor. there different styles cover most people ,also a massive plus is that they have there own x-ray equipment and will always try and fit you in quickly if urgent !
Chris Macey
Chris Macey
Hilton, was very good, kind and gentle, and cured my back problem in two visits! Really good
Katy Nicholson
Katy Nicholson
Lovely staff. Warm, calm and healing atmosphere, and amazing depth of expertise in the skilled, gentle treatment I’ve received. My frozen shoulder pain disappeared after a single session, but even more importantly to me I feel my whole person is carefully assessed each I go, and I am given individually tailored and effective help and support.
jane wilde
jane wilde
Excellent clinic. Very friendly and helpful with a professional but informal approach. The longest established Chiropractors in Eastbourne. My partner and I get great results from our treatment there.