Chiropractors specialise in assessing, diagnosing and managing conditions of the spine. They are highly trained in finding the cause of pain in the spine. In the UK they undergo a minimum of four years’ full-time training. Importantly, chiropractors are regulated by law and must work within strict professional and ethical boundaries.
Before starting treatment, a chiropractor will do a full assessment. This will involve taking details about your condition, current health and medical history, and performing a physical examination. Sometimes it may be necessary to refer you for other tests, such as X-rays, MRI scans or blood tests. It is important for your chiropractor to gather as much information about your back pain as possible so that the most precise diagnosis can be made.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these problems on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic is the third largest primary healthcare profession, behind medicine and dentistry, and is the fastest growing independent health care profession in the UK.
What does Chiropractic treatment involve?
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, gentle and specific manipulation and mobilisation to ease joints in the spine and other parts of the body that are not moving properly or require extra mobility.
As well as manipulation and mobilisation, chiropractors are fully trained to use methods including sports massage, exercise therapy, nutritional advice, kinesiotaping and more to get to the root cause of your problem and prevent it from returning.
What do chiropractors treat?
Throughout the day your body endures a lot, just sitting at your desk for long periods or living everyday life to the full is very demanding on your body. For this reason, it is only natural that your joints, bones and muscles need a little or maybe a lot of attention from time to time.
How can Chiropractic help?
Whether you have a pain that you feel is not serious but would rather be without, have the same problems reoccurring or a have a new pain, we can help. However mild or severe your symptoms are we will assess you and offer a full diagnosis.
If you are unsure whether chiropractic is right for you, get in touch and find out.
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