Chiropractic, which originated from Latin words of ‘cheiro’ (hand) and ‘pracktikos’ (practice), is the study on how to achieve optimum health with non-invasive, gentle and specific manual technique with the practitioner’s hand.
Chiropractors are qualified health professionals who offer treatment for problems with bones, joints, muscles and nervous system that support the body (the ‘neuromusculoskeletal system’). Treatment by a chiropractor involves manipulation – very precise handling or movement – of the spine or joints to remedy the problem. Sometimes manipulation moves the spine or joints further than they would usually move. A chiropractor may also give you advice on exercise, self-help, diet and lifestyle.
Chiropractors are fully regulated primary healthcare professionals and are trained to recognise when chiropractic treatment will not help a medical condition and will refer a patient to a GP when necessary.
Introduction to Chiropractic
Who sees a Chiropractor?
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