What Does Chiropractic Treat?
Chiropractic focuses on improving the function of the spine and nervous system, allowing the person to regain their health.
Most commonly, people who consult a Chiropractor do so for relief of Low Back Pain, Neck Pain and Headaches; though many other complaints may be helped including:
Dizziness and Migraines
Shoulder, Leg pain and Arm pain
Sciatica, Joint and Muscular problems
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Pre & Post Natal Issues
This service is for people who want to know more about what Chiropractic is and what it can do for them, and for the Chiropractor to determine if the person would benefit from treatment. This is a free 10-15 minute consultation, involving a postural analysis and report. It is a good way to introduce your employees to Chiropractic. Following this an Initial Consultation can be booked…
This involves a full case history, and a thorough examination. The Doctor of Chiropractic will check how well your spine is working, and how the nerves in your body are functioning. In some cases they may need to examine your chest or abdomen, and may also refer you to your GP or other Health Care Professional (with your permission) if they deem that is appropriate. If X-rays are judged to be necessary, these can be arranged via your GP or at a private clinic.
This can usually be done fully clothed. Some people may need to get partially undressed, gowns are made available.
This consultation takes 30-45 minutes.
In most cases treatment may be performed immediately after your Initial Consultation. Your Chiropractor will first explain the probable causes of your symptoms, and how they can help.
The number of treatments depends on the individual case, and can be tailored to fit that person’s needs.
Chiropractors use gentle, specific adjusting techniques to improve the function of the spine and nervous system. The treatment itself usually takes only a few minutes, and again can often be done with the patient fully clothed.
Most of the time spinal adjustments are painless (people often find it quite pleasant, and gain immediate relief). Some mild discomfort may occasionally be felt, for example if a persons muscles are chronically tense. This is usually transient.