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What is Chiropractic?

This is definitely the question I get asked most often.....what actually is Chiropractic?

Whether it’s from friends, family or patients who have come into clinic looking for help with their musculoskeletal pain, it is a common occurrence, I’ve regularly been confused with other professions most notably podiatry when one patient asked me to deal with their corns.

There is a minefield of different health professions that can help with musculoskeletal problems so I understand why people don‘t know the differences between them (I didn’t until I started to research further and eventually become a Chiropractor).

So I’ll try and answer this question as simply as I can because once you start to delve into the philosophy of Chiropractic this blog post will quickly turn into a book!

As Chiropractors we are looking at the health of the nervous system, the nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and the spinal cord to all over the body.

If something interferes with the nervous system it can lead to dysfunction and a number of different symptoms! This is usually caused by one of the three T’s; thoughts, traumas and toxins.....otherwise known as physical, chemical or emotional stress.

So, as Chiropractors we are trying to work out what is causing your problem and addressing it, usually by using a Chiropractic adjustment. This is a quick, specific force to a joint to improve motion and improve the body’s physical function. We may combine this with soft tissue work, exercises, diet and lifestyle advice to try and get your body working at its optimum. If you would like to know anymore information about this please do contact me and I’ll try and answer any questions you may have!


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