What is Chiropractic?
The chiropractor is a specialist clinician, with five years of training leading to highly developed diagnostic skills. As a professional consultant, he or she can determine whether manipulation/ spinal adjustments are appropriate for your condition – or whether you should be referred to a doctor or alternative specialist for other types of treatment.
The Profession is now subject to statutory regulation in the UK and regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), and anyone practicing as a Chiropractor must be registered with The General Chiropractic Council.
When can a Chiropractor help?
Almost half of those consulting chiropractors are suffering from low back pain – not surprising when you consider that four out of five people have back problems sometime in their life. But chiropractors treat far more than bad backs. Neck pain, shoulder and elbow pain arising from (or associated with) the back and neck can often be helped, hip and knee joint pain from osteoarthritis may also be helped through manipulative treatment, while many of those suffering from arthritic pain and the aches and pains of advancing years may find relief from pain and increased use of their limbs.
I am always willing to discuss individual conditions or answer questions in order to assess whether chiropractic may be of benefit. The time required for any treatment – as well as its cost – can then be estimated
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How effective is Chiropractic?
Research undertaken by the British Medical Research Council and published in the British Medical Journal in 1990 established that patients receiving Chiropractic treatment showed a greater improvement than those given hospital out-patient care. This study, along with many others, helped inform the evidence based guidelines into the management of chronic low back pain published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in May 2009 which recommend that one of the first treatment options to be considered should be a course of manual therapy including spinal manipulation.
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