Chiropractors work by understanding and analysing how your central nervous system is communicating with your body. Your brain and body stay in touch with one another using signals fired up and down the spinal cord (which is part of the central nervous system).
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including ice, heat, exercise, manipulation, acupuncture and soft-tissue massage.
Chiropractors also offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Common Issues Chiropractors Treat
Below is a list of some of the identifiable ailments that we treat. But, because seeing a chiropractor is a bit like taking a ‘helicopter view’ of your body, you can come and see us with any pain or discomfort, no matter how serious.
- Upper back pain
- Lower back pain
- Sciatic nerve pain (sciatica)
- Trapped nerves
- Pregnancy back pain
- Sciatic pain (pregnancy)
- Bulging disc (slipped disc, herniated disc)
- Hip joint pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Facet joint pain
- Shoulder joint pain
- Multiple joint pain
- Chronic joint pain
FAQs Chiropractors Are Asked
Because chiropractic is still seen as an ‘alternative’ to mainstream medical treatment, it is easy to be unsure of when to use it. Additionally, there are a myriad of alternative treatment methods and deciding which of these to use can become confusing. Here, we attempt to clarify these matters as well as debunking some of the myths that surround chiropractic.