Chiropractic

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors study for 5 years and are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. They have a specialist interest in neck and back pain, but treat all of the body and are interested in identifying the cause of the problem and not just treating the symptoms.

Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including gentle, specific hands-on manipulation of the spine and extremities.   They follow up treatment with prescriptive exercises and rehabilitation advice. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including soft tissue release, acupuncture, ultra-sound, exercise and taping as well as providing advice on preventative measures including information about posture and lifestyle and rehabilitation.

 

WHY MIGHT I GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR?

Even though the first thing that may spring to mind is that “chiropractors treat backs” – which they certainly do very successfully, chiropractors treat every joint in the body.

Chiropractors diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders as well as a number of other conditions.

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Head pain
  • Extremity joint conditions – hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.
  • Sports injuries

If you would like more information please ask to speak to a chiropractor

The Practice has been awarded the prestigious College of Chiropractors Patient Partnership Quality Mark.