Chiropractic is a profession that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints and their effects on the nervous system.
Chiropractic is a health profession regulated by the Chiropractic Act 1994 it is not a treatment or therapy.
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and limbs where signs of restriction in movement are found, improving mobility and relieving pain. The main interventions that chiropractors use are those recommended by the current evidence reviews and clinical guidelines for the below complaints (European Guidelines 2005)
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder
- Other muscle and joint pain
The aim of chiropractic treatment is to alleviate of distress, control pain by restoring normal function of the musculoskeletal system and aiding the avoidance of recurrence through patient educational advice.