Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine.
In common with medical practitioners and dentists, all chiropractors are registered by law under the Chiropractors Act 1994 and the title ‘Chiropractor’ is protected under this legislation. The profession is statutorily regulated through the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practise as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.
Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.
Chiropractic does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery.
Most people who consult a chiropractor do so for back and leg pain, neck and arm pain and headaches. However, chiropractic may also be helpful for other conditions. (See FAQ’s).
Chiropractors are also trained to work with pregnant women, babies and children.
Your Chiropractor will use safe, gentle techniques that are suitable for your condition.
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