What do chiropractors do?

Chiropractors use their hands to specifically adjust the joints of your spine and limbs where signs of restriction in movement are found, improving mobility and relieving pain. This treatment is known as ‘manipulation’, or as we like to call it ‘adjustments’.

Chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the causes of the patient’s health ailment. Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits compared to only treating the symptoms.

Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or use surgical procedures.

When some techniques are used, there is a pop or click heard. This is completely normal and is the sound of gas escaping from the joint. If you are not comfortable with this, just tell your Chiropractor who will use a different, but just as effective technique.

Other techniques used are ‘Thompson drops’ which is when the couch drops an inch making a loud thud. These drops are used to reduce the force of the adjustment, thus allowing people who suffer with osteoporosis, and other bone softening conditions, to experience chiropractic care.

The Activator is another common technique used in the clinic. This is when a small instrument creates a flick type of adjustment to your spine and/or extremities, and is great for the clients who don’t like the clicking/popping noise associated with manipulation.



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