Whatever your symptoms, the goal of your chiropractic treatment will be to find and correct your specific spinal malfunctions.
The chiropractor begins the first consultation with a careful case history of your general health. If you already have results of X-rays, Magnetic resonance or CAT scan results, bring them with you for the chiropractor to see. These, together with a physical examination, including orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic tests, will help your chiropractor come to a diagnosis and treatment plan for your particular problem.
Treatments consist of a large variety of adjustments for the joints of your spine, together with many kinds of soft tissue work for your muscles tendons and ligaments. Apart from the use of a small device called an activator, all our work is done with our own hands. No machines or medicines are used. Our techniques allow us to relieve pain and other symptoms primarily by treating the cause of your problem, and more importantly for the long term to restore normal function to the whole spinal column and pelvis.
In this way you can expect to be healthier after your course of treatment than you were before the problem arose.
In Britain and many other North European countries, manipulation or the chiropractic adjustment has been recognised as the treatment of choice for low back pain. Following an important piece of Research published by the British Medical Journal, Family doctors in Britain have been directed to refer their low back pain patients, within the first six weeks of onset of symptoms, to a qualified chiropractor or osteopath.
The World Health Organization states when “employed skillfully and appropriately, chiropractic care is safe and effective for the prevention and management of a number of health problems”.
The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) suggests that chiropractic is one of the lowest malpractice insurance premiums in the health care industry
The activator is a tool chiropractors sometimes use as an alternative to conventional adjustments for babies and children, the older generation, acute patients and in cases when the usual adjustment is not appropriate. Just like a normal adjustment, it is designed to deliver a measured high velocity thrust in a specific direction and it is completely painless.