Chiropractic is a non-invasive manual therapy specifically designed to treat the cause of pain without the use of drugs, injections or surgery.
Chiropractors specialise in treating conditions including: General Acute and chronic back pain and neck pain; General aches and pains from joints, muscle spasms and cramp; Headaches arising from the neck and prevention of migraine; Shoulder and elbow pain such as Frozen shoulder and Tennis elbow; Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis.
Most people initially contact a chiropractor complaining of back or neck pain, however chiropractors treat a wide range of complaints from headaches to sports injuries, and at all stages of people’s lives from pregnant women to the elderly. The majority of people are in some kind of discomfort or feel a lot of pain, are having trouble walking, sitting and driving and/or wake up stiff and achy, are unhappy taking painkillers and may have been involved in an accident or are suffering from headaches.
Chiropractors use a wide range of orthopaedic and neurological tests and have a wide range of dynamic adjusting procedures which are often very precise in order to move specific joints that are stiff and painful. They are qualified to take x-rays to aid diagnosis. Chiropractors often work in conjunction with other practitioners such as physiotherapists who will undertake active rehabilitation, massage therapists who can deal with underlying muscular discomfort and podiatrists who can help with postural and foot related problems.
Chiropractic is regulated in the UK by the General Chiropractic Council which is a statutory body established by Parliament.
General Chiropractic Council (https://www.gcc-uk.org/)
British Chiropractic Association (http://www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk/)
Peter Heale MChiro LRCC D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) Heales Medical