Chiropractors work with the nervous system. When there is misalignment of the spine it can interfere with the nervous system, this is sometimes called a ‘subluxation’ or ‘trapped nerve’. The aim of the Chiropractor is to ensure that the joints of the spine are aligned and moving freely using the Chiropractic Adjustment; this allows the nerves to work at their optimum. The misalignments of the spine are caused by two types of trauma.
THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF A TRAPPED NERVE IS POOR POSTURE AND THE SMALL REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS WE DO EVERYDAY
A trapped nerve can be caused by big traumas like a car accident or falling down the stairs as well as the small repetitive traumas of everyday life. Small traumas can be caused by repeatedly slouching in front of a computer, the stress of a deadline, lifting children, gardening and exercising incorrectly. When these joints are misaligned they can impinge on the nerves affecting how they work ultimately causing a myriad of problems and painful symptoms. These symptoms commonly include low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches. Often, these misalignments cause no obvious symptoms and remain undetected for a number of years.
CHIROPRACTORS WORK BY REALIGNING THE JOINTS OF THE SPINE; REMOVING PRESSURE FROM THE NERVES AND ALLOWING OPTIMUM FUNCTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM TO EVERY JOINT AND MUSCLE IN THE BODY
By realigning the bones of the spine, Chiropractors remove the pressure on the nerves and allowing optimum function of the nervous system. This restores balance and function of the body’s natural ability to heal itself and then you start feeling much, much better!
What are the benefits of Chiropractic care?
With Chiropractic care, not only do symptoms subside, people often report feeling:
- More energetic
- Younger and more flexible
- Able to do more of what they love
- Able to exercise or go back to hobbies they haven’t done for years
- Better able to concentrate better at work/school
“I initially attended once a week for treatment, reducing now to every seven weeks to keep me at my best. Dipty is very professional, friendly and informative throughout all treatments. I highly recommend Dipty to anyone needing Chiropractic treatment.”
What happens at my first visit?
Your Chiropractor will listen as you describe your problem. You will then generally undergo a detailed examination including orthopaedic and neurological testing. X-rays may be taken where necessary. Your Chiropractor will then outline a treatment plan appropriate to your condition.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes. Our Chiropractors are primary contact healthcare professionals and as such your safety is our primary concern. In common with medical practitioners and dentists, all chiropractors are registered by law under the Chiropractor s Act 1994 and the title ‘Chiropractor ‘ is protected under this legislation. The profession is statutorily regulated through the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practice as a Chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. It takes a minimum of four years full time education to qualify as a Chiropractor.
Is chiropractic just for lower back pain?
NO! Research has shown that Chiropractic care is beneficial to those suffering with:
Back and Neck pain
Headaches and Migraines,
Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist pain
Knee, Hip, Ankle and Foot pain
Hip and Knee arthritis
A variety of muscle injuries and conditions
Is chiropractic treatment safe after surgery?
Chiropractic is remarkably safe when treatment is carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. Your Chiropractor is trained to recognise conditions which require referral elsewhere, and after assessing individual circumstances can treat you even after surgery.
The adult human body has 206 bones with the femur, or thighbone being the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton
We have more than 230 flexible and semi-flexible joints in our body
Both giraffes and humans have seven vertebrae in their necks