What Is Chiropractic?

The word chiropractor comes from the Greek word chiropractic which literally means ‘to do by hand’.

This is certainly apt as where possible most chiropractors aim to achieve a better state of well-being for their patients without the use of medication.

what is chiropractic

The modern chiropractor focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones/joints) and the effect that this has on the nervous system. (World Health Organization, 2005)

Call Help to Health chiropractic clinic today if you are experiencing any of the following:-

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiating Pains in your Legs or Arms
  • Headaches – Migraine or cervicogenic
  • Extremity Joint Pains (Hip/Knee/Feet and Ankle) (Shoulder/Elbow/Hand and Wrist)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee
  • Pain under the Heel or Foot (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • And many more!

The chiropractic adjustment (our term for manipulation) aims to target these joints and improve their function, either within the spine or elsewhere in the body.

However, chiropractic is not only limited to musculoskeletal ‘adjustments’. Other techniques such as massage, exercise, ice and heat therapy or dry needling can all be effective to tailor a treatment to specifically suit your needs.

People of all ages, young or not so young, can benefit from what chiropractic has to offer. A full and thorough examination that involves physical, neurological and orthopaedic assessments will allow the chiropractor to devise an individual plan of care that is unique to you!

However, we will not hesitate to refer you to a more appropriate health care professional should this be deemed necessary.

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