What is chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractors are concerned with the nerves, muscles and bones that make up the human body. Problems in these nerves and musculoskeletal system can be caused by accidents, stress, lack of exercise, excessive weight, poor posture, illness and every day wear and tear. These problems may cause nerve tissue to stretch, chafe or become irritated; thus hindering the vital nerve links between the body and the brain.

Depending on your condition, the Chiropractor may manipulate (move) parts of your spine or joints, carry out soft tissue techniques and give you advice on exercise, home care, diet and lifestyle changes.


What does manipulation involve?

Manipulation involves precisely handling or moving any joint in the body or parts of the spine. This is usually painless unless the area being treated is already inflamed or swollen. The Chiropractor will alter the treatment if this is the case and do not be alarmed you hear a clicking or popping noise during treatment – this is perfectly normal with this form of treatment.

Some patients have mild reactions to treatment such as joint and muscle aches and pains; however these are usually very temporary.


What do I need to know before my treatment starts?

Treatment is a partnership between you and your Chiropractor. Before your treatment starts your Chiropractor will:


How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on your condition, how severe it is, how long you have had the condition, how you respond to treatments and how much of the Chiropractor’s advice that you follow.

This Chiropractor will review your progress regularly and will discuss carrying out any investigations such as X-Rays and scans or referring you to your GP or a Specialist if your condition does not improve.