Caroline Le Roux, BSc (Hons) Biomed, BSc (Hons) Chiro, MMCA

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is simply a method of adjusting the bones of your body to maintain the correct alignment of your spine and to ensure that your body's nerve supply works efficiently. It seeks to eliminate the cause, not just treat symptoms, and through subtle adjustments, chiropractic care can relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility and provide a route to better health.

How does it work?

Whilst the spinal column maintains correct alignment, nerve information is passed accurately. However, if any part of your spinal column becomes misaligned then a nerve may become impinged, compressed, or stretched, distorting the information that passes along it. This can lead to pain, discomfort, or restricted mobility as well as ill health.

Misalignment of the vertebrae or bones can occur for many reasons, such as incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, pregnancy, childbirth, falls, stress and poor posture, and these conditions will all worsen over time if not corrected.

Can Chiropractic help you?

The gentle nature of the McTimoney Chiropractic technique makes it especially suitable for people of all ages including young babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly.  There are many conditions that can benefit from treatment, the most common being:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints and bones
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash injury
  • Sports injuries

What to expect from your first treatment

A full case history regarding your general health background as well as details of your symptoms will be taken. This will help in assessing and analysing your particular problem. All the joints in your body will be examined, literally from head to toe. Upon finding a problem, one of a number of light, swift and dexterous techniques will be used to adjust each individual bone that requires it.

If a problem is detected which requires medical investigation or an x-ray, you will be referred back to your GP.

How many sessions will you need?

Recovery depends on the nature and duration of the problem, the age and fitness of the patient and their commitment to a treatment plan/advice given.  An average of 4-6 treatments is a guide and improvement is usually seen after 2-3 treatments.