So what is chiropractic? It’s a primary healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that stem from problems with the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves – especially related to the spine.
Back pain is extremely common with around four in five people are affected at some point in their lifetime. You can get back pain at any age, but it’s most prevalent between the ages of 35 and 65.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly.
Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture, as well as giving advice about posture, lifestyle and nutrition.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, patients also consult them regarding a range of other, related conditions including:
- Ankle sprain (short term management)
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Inability to relax
- Joint pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
- Generalised aches and pains
- Mechanical neck pain
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Muscle spasms
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
- Shoulder complaints
- Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder
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