Chiropractic Therapy

A chiropractor specialises in the treatment and diagnosis of conditions relating to joints, problems with the spine can irate nerves that control our posture this can be caused by several factors such as an accident, poor posture and a lack of exercise. A chiropractor will use his hands to manipulate joints along the spine this treatment is known as adjustment therapy.

What Illnesses Can It Help?

Treatment from a chiropractor can help relieve headaches and migraines, back and neck pain, abdominal pains, problems with the hands, wrists and shoulders and foot, leg, knee and ankle problems.

What Happens On A Visit To A Chiropractor?

The chiropractor will ask you a series of in depth questions relating to the history of your illness as well as any previous illness and treatments given or medicine taken, you will also be asked about your lifestyle in general.

The chiropractor will want to give you a full examination which will preferably be done undressed; a full examination will then be given including pulse monitoring and blood pressure taken. Then your problem will be assessed in greater detail perhaps bone and nerve tests will be conducted through means of the muscle and joint functions.

What Does Manipulation Involve?

Manipulation means simply that the chiropractor will move your joints by means of his hands just a little more than you cold do yourself, a vacuum exists in most joints and the small bubbles of gas will be moved and gotten rid of through the manipulation this is the snapping sound that is often heard during manipulation.

A chiropractor will also use a form of massage on the muscles and tendons in the body. As part of the therapy the patient may also be given some exercises which can be done within the home as a way of continuing treatment and once the patient has gained relief from the therapy then it is important they know how to prevent a reoccurrence.

Who Is The Treatment Suitable For?

The therapy is suitable for people of all ages including pregnant women, the elderly and even newborn babies, the chiropractor is not only able to assist you in your immediate health problem but once relief is felt they will show you how to take better care with your body, particularly with your posture and how to maintain it through exercises.