CHIROPRACTIC

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

Chiropractors primarily use their hands to treat musculoskeletal conditions, but may also employ other treatment modalities such as dry needling (medical acupuncture) or exercises if appropriate.

What do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors are best known for being specialists in the treatment of neck and back pain. However, patients also consult chiropractors for a wide range of other complaints and problems including:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Whiplash

  • Migraines

  • Neck related headaches and dizziness

  • Shoulder pain

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Elbow, wrist and hand pain

  • Tennis and golfer's elbow

  • Hip pain

  • Hip osteoarthritis

  • Knee pain

  • Knee osteoarthritis

  • Ankle and foot pain

  • Achillies pain

  • Plantar fasciitis

What does chiropractic treatment involve?

Chiropractors are best known for adjusting or "cracking" joints (joint manipulation). Chiropractic treatments often involve gentle and specific manipulations to joints that are not moving properly or require extra mobility. Patients may feel a click or pop during these manipulations. This is just gas bubbles in the joint popping.

Alongside manipulation and mobilisation your chiropractor will often use other techniques to help you recover as quickly as possible. These can include soft tissue release, dry needling (medical acupuncture), exercise therapy, nutritional advice and kinesiotaping.

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