What we treat
It is a common misconception that chiropractors only treat problems with the spine.
In fact, Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to ease pain and get to the root of health problems relating to all joint and muscle dysfunction. They use precise hands-on manipulation that has a positive impact, not just on your skeletal frame and muscles and soft tissue, but on the nervous system too.
Many people ask if chiropractic is similar to osteopathy or physiotherapy. In many ways it is. All three therapies use manipulative, hands-on techniques, but there are key differences. Both osteopaths and chiropractors work on the musculo-skeletal workings of the body to achieve optimum health. A chiropractor, however, focuses on the nervous system, whilst an osteopath looks at body fluids. The two professions have slightly different manipulative techniques and chiropractors, unlike osteopaths, are also qualified to take and read X-rays.
Physiotherapists provide physical therapy to help patients recover from pre-diagnosed conditions. They may use some manipulation, and will prescribe exercises, but, unlike a chiropractor, they are not qualified to make a diagnosis.
Treatment is safe and drug-free and can be effective for all family members from babies through to the very elderly. Here are some examples of the health issues we can help with:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain and stiffness in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or ankle
- Sports injuries
- Pain caused by poor posture
- Pain associated with arthritis
- Tension and the inability to relax
- Repetitive strains
- Prevention of migraine and dizziness
- Trapped nerves
- Muscle injury
- Pain after road traffic accidents
- Colic, sleeplessness and poor feeding in babies
- Hyperactivity, bedwetting, and other childhood problems