What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care system that has been helping people for over a hundred years, by gently removing pressure and/or irritation from the delicate spinal nerves and joints and restoring optimal spinal function and alignment.

When a joint is misaligned or “stuck” and not moving as it should it can cause anything from no pain to mild or even severe pain and muscle spasms. At worst it may cause irritation to the extremely sensitive nerves leaving the spine, causing pain and problems anywhere in the body, for example sciatica or arm pain.

Chiropractors spend at least four years of full-time university study to train to detect and remove these joint restrictions and irritations in the spine. In the UK Chiropractic is a registered health profession under strict supervision of the General Chiropractic Council.

Your first consultation will take about 45 minutes. The Chiropractor will take a full history and complete an orthopaedic and neurological examination. They will then explain to you the findings of the examination and a proposed treatment plan.

Chiropractic is suitable for everyone, including new-born babies, the elderly, pregnant women and sports enthusiasts. Read more about Chiropractic on the FAQ page.