What is Chiropractic?Chiropractic - derived from the Greek words cheir meaning 'the hand' and praktikos meaning 'to use', is a manual therapy which specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical conditions of the spine and limbs. It was founded in the United States in 1895 by a Canadian called Daniel David Palmer. As the story goes, Palmer cured his janitor's hearing loss by pressing firmly on his spine. From these beginnings, chiropractic has developed into an effective and safe form of treatment for people suffering from muscle and joint problems and is becoming especially popular among athletes and footballers.
Most of us have suffered with some form of back or neck pain and - as I know from personal experience - it can be debilitating. Most of the problems I see and that conventional medicine can't help are caused by poor posture: at work, sitting at home or in the car. Sometimes pain can arise from muscle tension through 'stress', anxiety and fear. Chiropractic provides a natural, drug free alternative that enables you to understand and manage your health needs in a holistic way.
I qualified with a degree in chiropractic in 1992 and am registered under the General Chiropractic Council to treat people suffering from a wide range of conditions such as:
back pain, sciatica, neck, shoulder and arm pain, sports and work related injuries.
Chiropractic has been shown consistently in reviews to be more effective than the treatments to which they have been compared.
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