Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the joints, muscles and soft tissues, particularly those of the spine and their effect on the nervous system. There is an emphasis on the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
The chiropractor is a specialist clinician. Five years of training means highly developed diagnostic skills and therefore can determine whether manipulation is appropriate for the condition or whether the patient should be referred for other types of treatment or further investigation.
Chiropractic involves safe, specific adjustments to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. The aim is to restore function to the neuro-musculoskeletal system and thus improve health and wellbeing. A session may consists of a wide range of hands on techniques to achieve this and may also use a variety of other modalities such as soft tissue & fascial therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, lifestyle advice, nutrition and exercise.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other conditions.
“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” Dr. Roger Sperry Nobel Prize Winner