How can Chiropractic help?
People of all ages and from all walks of life can benefit from chiropractic treatment, from babies and children, through adulthood and into later years and including pregnant women. Chiropractors treat problems with joints, bones and muscles, and the effects they have on the nervous system. Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulation techniques (some very gentle) designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Such skilled manipulation is very specific, directed at individual joints in order to reduce strains and improve mobility in one area without disturbing another. Chiropractors support the treatment they offer with individual advice about the patient's lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem. Choose from the menu to the right in order to find out more about how chiropractic can help.
Servicing Your Spine
Why do you get your car serviced regularly, even when it is running well? To see that it goes on running well! Once a chiropractor has helped you back to health, a regular check-up can keep your body in working order. Like a telephone network, your spinal cord delivers messages from your brain to your body through the nervous system. The vertebrae - the bones of your spine - provide protection for this vital part of your body. As you go through life, a loss of proper function (movement) in the vertebrae may interfere with the healthy working of your spine and the nerves that run through it. This may affect your body's natural ability to recover from injury and you may find yourself increasingly unwell, unable to shake off apparently minor aches, pains and even some illnesses. Loss of joint movement could be due to the daily wear and tear of life or as a result of things such as sporting injuries, workplace discomfort, stress, poor posture, accident or pregnancy. Don't wait for problems to start, see your chiropractor to keep your body in check. A chiropractor will carry out a full examination (which may include an X-ray) and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate treatment programme for you. Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. Your chiropractor may also recommend ice, heat or massage treatment amongst other things. They also support the treatment they offer with individual advice about the patient's lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem.
Chiropractic can benefit people of all ages, including small children and pregnant women. Pregnancy can cause uncomfortable effects, including changes in posture due weight gain that cause pain in your back, buttocks, groin and legs. Postural changes may also influence the ligaments and muscles attached to the pelvis and in turn the positioning of the uterus and birth canal. Although a natural process, birth is sometimes traumatic for both mother and baby and chiropractic may help you and your baby recover. As children grow, chiropractic can help not only with the strains caused by the rough and tumble of life but also with some of the problems that children can suffer in their first years:
Colic - sleeping and feeding problems - frequent ear infections - asthma - prolonged crying. Also bending and lifting children, particularly as they get older, can put increasing pressure on your spine and joints. A chiropractor will carry out a full examination and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate treatment programme for you or your children. Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. Your chiropractor may also recommend ice, heat or massage treatment amongst other things. Chiropractic is a natural, drug-free treatment and is effective for the whole family. If you would like to request an information leaflet on chiropractic treatment for families.
Your Health and Wellbeing
Whether at home, at work or at play, you put your body through a lot each and everyday. Loss of joint movement may be caused by your everyday lifestyle, through accident and injury, or just simple wear and tear. Because chiropractors understand the underlying stresses that the body can be put under, they can advise you about preventative measures to try and avoid causing damage or injury.