Chiropractors are known especially for treatment and management of the neck and back, but this is far from everything they do ...
Chiropractors in the UK have extensive education and training in many different aspects of healthcare.
Far from just examining your back, your chiropractor will also be able to check your vital signs (blood pressure and temperature) to give an indication of any underlying illness or infection. They will take an extensive medical history where appropriate in order to highlight the relevant issues that may need to be focused on in order to maximise your recovery. Chiropractors are trained to identify issues that may have gone previously unnoticed such as heart disease, lung complaints, gastrointestinal issues or degenerative conditions.
Lifestyle and exercise advice are also a key part of a chiropractic assessment and treatment!
Maybe you love football but it's giving you sore knees? Does your tennis practice result in painful elbows or ankles? Or maybe you're not totally sure if you're eating the correct food, or getting the correct amount of exercise each week to fully realise your potential? These are all examples of things that chiropractors can help with, offering advice and tips on many aspects of physical activity and well-being. Often only a tiny adjustment to how you move or exercise can make a huge difference. Small changes to your workstation or car set-up can turn those long commutes or workdays from a chore to an enjoyable experience, or maybe it's as simple as being shown the most appropriate way to arrange your pillows for a good night’s sleep.
And it's not just your body either...
Our mental state and approach to life can have a large impact on the way we feel and behave. Stress and worry can have a negative effect on our bodies, and can both lengthen recovery as well as exacerbating existing complaints. Chiropractors are trained to spot the signs of stress, depression and other issues that may be having a negative effect on your life. It's just as important to keep a healthy mind as it is a healthy body!
Chiropractic – It's not just for backs! From head to toe, inside to outside, chiropractors can help resolve and treat many different issues, or alternatively, give you guidance to seeing an appropriate healthcare professional. Don't wait for those aches and niggles to progress to anything worse, book an appointment at The Medical today for an assessment and see what we can do for you!