What Chiropractors Do

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After taking a thorough case history chiropractors examine the spine  to ascertain any injuries, muscle imbalances, postural distortions or spinal fixations that may be causing irritation to the nervous system. By reducing or eliminating this irritation the body will operate more efficiently and more comfortably.

 

If deemed necessary, X-rays or other spinal imaging may be ordered to further assess the underlying problem. Depending on the outcome of this assessment, a patient may be referred to their medical practitioner or other health practitioner for further investigation and treatment.

 

Chiropractic places an emphasis upon nutritional and exercise programmes combined with healthy lifestyle modifications, as Chiropractors believe that the body is a self regulating organism with an inborn potential to be healthy. Pharmaceutical medications are not prescribed.

 

Patients receive treatments by gentle manipulation or adjustment of the spine, which are usually performed on a special Chiropractic table. The aim of these treatments is to restore optimal function to the spine and thus reduce irritation to your nervous system.

 

Your initial Consultation takes up to 45 minutes with subsequent visits scheduled up to 15 minute increments.

 

Our clinic objective is to provide the highest quality professional services to enable our patients to achieve optimal health and quality of life and to promote the awareness that good health is primarily a matter of choice not chance.