Chiropractic (derived from the Greek “cheir” + praktikos”) meaning “done by hand” is defined by the World Health Organisation as “a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is a general emphasis on manual techniques including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on spinal joint dysfunction.”
What are the benefits of Chiropractic care?
The benefits of Chiropractic care extend way beyond simple pain relief, although most people present looking for symptomatic relief many end up experiencing significant functional and qualitative improvements. As we adjust the spine to correct the misalignments here are a list of some of the improvements patients have reported back:
- Better quality of sleep
- More energy
- Improve muscle efficiency and strength
- Better movement
- Improvement concentration
- Improved balance and co-ordination
- Better posture
- Stand taller
- Run smoother
- Lift easier
- Lower rate of injuries
How can Chiropractic help?
A Chiropractors key area of expertise is in the neuro-musculoskeletal system and are hence trained to treat any condition affecting this system. Whether that be headaches, a strained hamstring, lower back pain, a rotator cuff injury, an ankle sprain or neck pain.
Some of the conditions Chiropractic can be beneficial in treating:
- Back and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Arthritis, shoulder, arm, hip, leg pain
- Extremity conditions – knee, ankle, feet, elbow, wrist, hand pain
- Muscle spasm
- Sporting injuries
Is Chiropractic care safe?
The World Health Organisation states that when “employed skilfully and appropriately, Chiropractic care is safe and effective for the prevention and management of a number of health problems.”