What is Chiropractic?

CiropracticChiropractic treatment involves safe, specific manipulation to free up joints of the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. If the vertebrae, making up the spine, lose their normal range of motion, they can cause irritation to the delicate nerves that control the body’s movements and sensation. You may then experience pains, aches, tingling, stiffness etc. Chiropractors are trained to locate these areas of dysfunction and correct them to promote correct functioning of your spine and other joints.

All patients are different and therefore a variety of techniques are required. These include spinal manipulation, dry needling, massage and mobilisation. Exercises are recommended to enhance your recovery and prevent reoccurrences. Lifestyle factors are also taken into consideration and advice may be given on office ergonomics or car seat positioning, for instance.

What do we treat?

Problems that may be relieved by Chiropractic include back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, migraines, sports injuries and problems with the hips, knees, feet, ankles, elbows, wrists and hands. Problems in the spine and those areas related to it can occur through a variety of causes, such as poor posture. In turn this can cause pain, discomfort, and other distressing symptoms.

Who can benefit from chiropractic care?

Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages, with acute and chronic conditions. As well as advice about self help, exercise and lifestyle, chiropractors often provide support for pain management, sports injuries and active rehabilitation.