What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractors provide health care for patients of all ages, who present with a range of acute and chronic conditions.  As part of the care, the patient will receive advice about posture, exercise, self-help, diet and life style.

Chiropractic is the largest healthcare profession in the world after medicine and dentistry and is protected by legislation to safeguard the patientsí rights.

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession, which means that no referral is needed. The chiropractor is able to identify whether a condition is suitable for chiropractic care, or a referral is needed.

Chiropractic is based of the principle that misaligned spinal segment could cause irritation to the nerves at that level as they exit the spine. This could then result in abnormal impulses being sent to the tissues, and in turn cause problems ranging from pain to dysfunction.  Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore normal mobility to the segment and thereby affect the joint surfaces, ligaments, the segmental muscles as well as the nerves.

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