“Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health" (GCC)
Being an independent primary healthcare profession here in Porstmouth, you do not need to be referred by your doctor in order to be treated by a chiropractor. In many cases, such as acute lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, it may complement or support other treatment by the reduction of muscle or joint pains.
Chiropractors use manual therapy (their hands) as well as other well proven tools such as acupuncture to treat a range of disorders including:
- Neck pain (including whiplash)
- Middle and low back pain
- Joint/muscle problems (aches/pains/stiffness)
- Nerve/disc problems
- Shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand pain
- Hip/knee/ankle/foot pain
- Sports injuries
- Injury prevention
An initial assessment with a chiropractor will include a comprehensive clinical examination and if necessary a referral for x-rays to determine whether chiropractic treatment is appropriate or not.
During treatments you will benefit from manipulation, also known as an ‘adjustment’, the purpose of which is to restore normal joint movement by manually applying a controlled force into the joint. Joints such as those in your back can become stiff, restricted and painful as a result of tissue injury, generally caused by either a single traumatic event (a fall) or through repetitive loading (poor posture). It is important to restore as much joint movement as is able to allow damaged tissue to heal in order for your stiff neck or sore hip to return to a pain-free state.
Other treatment techniques used in conjunction with manipulation are soft tissue work or massage, cryotherapy (ice), ultrasound therapy and stretching and taping techniques, which are often accompanied by exercise, nutritional and lifestyle advice.
The care provided by chiropractors should be “informed by the best available evidence, the preferences of the patient and the expertise of practitioners”. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable.
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