What is Chiropractic?

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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is manipulation of the spine and joints to restore normal movement, in turn stimulating the nervous system* and maximising health. Manipulation involves gentle thrusts to the joints.

Chiropractors take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing; this means they consider physical, psychological and social aspects.

By restoring normal function to the musculo-skeletal system Chiropractic can play a major role in relieving disorders and any accompanying pain or discomfort, arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, illness, and everyday wear and tear.

Chiropractic treatment involves safe, gentle, specific adjustments, done by hand, to free joints in the spine or other area of the body that are not moving properly. Often, this requires a short thrust to a joint that can result in an audible “crack”. The “crack” is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released.

(*The nervous system is the electrical pathway between the brain and every cell in the body.)