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What is Chiropractic?

Ashford Chiropractic and Acupuncture Chiropractic

Chiropractors primarily treat musculo-skeletal conditions, "The Brompton Report" stated there is positive evidence for the effectiveness of spinal manipulation, mobilisation and massage techniques in treatment of;

  • Acute Low Back Pain
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Acute Whiplash Associated Disorders
  • Shoulder Girdle Pain/Dysfunction
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Extremity Joint Condition
  • Acute Neck Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain

The word chiropractic is derived from Greek and means 'to perform with the hands'. This is because the most important component in a chiropractor's treatment is the manual treatment of the joints and muscles of the body.

At your first consultation your chiropractor will take a full case history followed by a Neurological, Orthopaedic & Chiropractic examination. In addition X-Rays or MRI may be arranged if necessary. If manipulation is required the chiropractor uses his hands to manipulate the joint a little further than the patient would be able to do on their own, thereby normalising the functions of the joints and muscles to ease, or remove, pain. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or use surgical procedures so if there were an underlying condition for which other treatment would be appropriate, the chiropractor will refer you to your GP or other specialist.

Other treatment modalities may be utilised such as mobilisation, massage, trigger points and ultrasound. An essential part of chiropractic treatment is to teach patients how to take care of their own body. Once the problem has been relieved, it is important to prevent similar problems arising in the future and your chiropractor can help you by offering lifestyle advice and a programme of exercises to be done at home. Chiropractic treatment is suitable for everyone from pregnant women and babies to sports enthusiasts and the elderly. As of June 2001 the term 'chiropractor' is protected by law and anyone referring to him or herself as a chiropractor, must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

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