What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (bones, joints and muscles), particularly those relating to the spine. If left untreated, musculoskeletal dysfunction can interfere with the healthy function of the nervous system (the intricate network of nerves and cells that send messages from the brain and spinal chord to the rest of the body). It can also impair the body’s own healing mechanism.
Chiropractors use hands-on manipulation of the spine and joints to help reduce pain, improve mobility and support natural healing processes. When making a diagnosis, a Chiropractor will also take a patient’s entire physical, emotional and mental wellbeing into consideration, so a treatment programme will often encompass more than just spinal manipulation.
What conditions can Chiropractic help with?
Chiropractic can help with a range of musculoskeletal complaints including:
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Neck-related headaches
- Leg or arm pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Hip and knee pain
- General joint aches and pains
- Muscle spasms and cramps.
What can I expect from Chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe and specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. In addition to manual treatment, chiropractors may use a variety of other techniques including ice, heat and dry needling. They can also offer advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises, posture and lifestyle.
Our practitioners use a range of well established chiropractic techniques, including: Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator, Dry Needling and Applied Kinesiology.
You can find out more about chiropractic treatment through the British Chiropractic Association.
Your first appointment – what to expect
Your first appointment will last between 40 minutes to an hour and will include a full consultation and examination. Your chiropractor will take an in-depth history and perform a thorough physical examination, before discussing their findings and working with you to formulate a suitable treatment plan. This will be tailored to suit your personal needs, taking into account your history, current circumstances and the findings of their examination.
Meet our Chiropractors
You can find out more our experienced team of Chiropractors here.
Book an appointment
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