What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of mechanical problems with joints and muscles, particularly related to musculoskeletal conditions of the spine.
Chiropractors work on many parts of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine, using their hands to perform skilled, precise manipulation or ‘adjustments’, often supplemented by massage and stretching. Improving mobility and function in this way helps to reduce the strain on the damaged tissues, helping them to repair more quickly and effectively, and so reducing pain.
Chiropractors provide an individual 'package of care' whereby they support their treatment with a range of other techniques as well as advice about the patient's lifestyle, work and exercise in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem. Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages, who present with a range of acute and chronic conditions.
The effectiveness of chiropractic treatment is supported by research as well as by various UK government and medical organisations.

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