What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline which emphasises the natural recuperative power of the body to heal itself. It is the third largest health care profession, after conventional and dental medicine, and it's the largest natural health care discipline in the United Kingdom.
Chiropractors analyse peoples spines in order to find and correct the cause of symptoms. They achieve their goals without the use of drugs or surgery; nothing is put into the body and nothing is taken out.
Many people assume that Chiropractors treat only back and neck problems. This is not the case. Chiropractic is commonly used to treat a wide range of problems. For more information, please see our 'Symptoms' section.
Whilst Chiropractors do effectively eliminate pain, it's not their only goal. Their objective is to restore and optimise spinal function and health as a whole.
How do they do this?
Chiropractors use a set of highly refined skills to check the patient's spine for any misalignments, fixations or any other abnormalities.
Then using specialised techniques, they correct these abnormalities, restoring the function of the spine to its full potential.
In addition to spinal adjusting techniques, soft tissue massage therapy, dietary and nutritional advice, rehabilitation and lifestyle modification programs are also employed.
Does it hurt?
Generally, Chiropractic is very mild. Some patients find that they will feel some soreness after the first one or two sessions, but this is usually short lived. Your Chiropractor will explain about the use of cold packs.
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