Chiropractors are highly trained healthcare professionals who specialise in the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disorders which effect the musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints and muscles. These disorders if untreated or mismanaged can have significant effect on the nervous system and raise other health problems.

The neck and back are of particular interest to chiropractors, however they don’t stop there. Chiropractic treatment includes analysis of the whole body, as well as the emotional and social welfare of the patient. Chiropractors utilise a wide range of hands-on traditional and modern techniques in order to radically reduce pain, improve body function and increase mobility.

Neck and back pain is just part of the conditions that chiropractors routinely treat. They also look at leg, hip and knee pain, headaches, migraine, arm shoulder and elbow pain, joint pain, muscular pain, spasms, cramps and even postural conditions.

Chiropractic treatment is very safe. It involves gentle physical manipulation of the joints, allowing them to move more freely. This can often be in the neck and spinal areas of the body but can be utilised anywhere in the body with reduced function. Other treatments can also be used including ultrasound, heat, ice and exercise.

In addition to the chiropractic treatment traditional offered by chiropractors, they are able to offer advice to help the self treatment and management of many conditions effecting the musculoskeletal system which often includes therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.

Chiropractic Treatments

Leg pain

Leg Pain

Pain to the legs can cause great discomfort and effect our mobility in more severe cases. This pain can often be corrected by chiropractic care, by firstly discovering the root cause of your pain, and then taking steps to relieve your leg pain.

The causes of leg pain include nerve and or muscle irritation, usually in the lower area of the lumbar spine, and produce symptoms such as numbness, weakness, tingling, buttock pain and leg pain.

arthritic pain

Arthritic pain

As we age osteoarthritis should not be seen as a natural part of our every day lives. The pain we see relating to osteoarthritis is usually be caused the structures in our bodies which surround our joints. Chiropractic care helps by performing adjustments in these areas which correct faulty movement patterns, relieving the great deal of stress, pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis.

Knee pain

Knees

Knee pain can be very uncomfortable and is often made worse when taking the stairs, walking up a hill or performing any kind of climbing.Causes of knee pain can include sports injuries, arthritic problems. Chiropractic treatment can be administered to soft-tissues and the joint to have you feeling better in no time. Knee function is closely related to that of the back, hips, ankles and feet. We look at all of these factors and provide you with the corrective exercises which will keep your knees pain free well into the future.

Foot pain

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be caused by a number of factors including bone, ligament or tendon inflammatory, overuse, arthritis and nerve irritation. As chiropractors we are taught to find and treat the root cause of your foot pain, whatever that may be.

Modern diagnostic technologies can also be utilised where required such as musculoskeletal ultrasound to help diagnose the source of the pain.  Improvements in stretching technique, strengthening and orthotics can help to relieve foot pain. Athletes in-particular can also benefit from examining how our feet transfer the forces up to our knees and then hips and then making adjustment accordingly.

Neck pain

Neck Pain, Headaches and Migraine

Chiropractic treatment can be used to relieve the debilitating pain in the neck area which we often have the displeasure of experiencing at times in our lives. Symptoms can include the inability to turn your head without pain or discomfort around the shoulders and shoulder blades. Neck pain can also spread further down the arms towards the hands. Headaches, migraines, dizziness and even jaw pain are common symptoms of recurring neck pain which can often persist for days.

Chiropractic treatments can be used to relieve much of this pain almost instantly. Headaches in-particular can stem from trouble with the muscles, joints or even the spinal cord. Looking at improvements to posture can also help those who have let this slip over the years, especially when working behind a desk.

Shoulder pain

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder or shoulder girdle actually consists of four separate joints that when working in harmony mean it is the most moveable joint in the human body. This along with its complex network of supporting structures makes it especially prone to injury. Shoulder problems usually require a delicate balance of treatment and restorative exercise to regain correct function and prevent reoccurrence. Shoulder pain can also arise from nearby structures such as the neck or elbow which will be detected during the thorough examination.