Chiropractors detect, correct and help prevent disorders involving nerves, joints, muscles and bones (the musculoskeletal system). Chiropractic is a physical therapy firmly grounded in science and is an evidence-based approach in mainstream healthcare.
Chiropractic is based on the important relationship between the spine and the nervous system. Dysfunction (misalignments or restricted mobility) in the spine and its joints can cause disruption to the nervous system which is protected by the spine. Our nervous system controls and coordinates all aspects of our body, thus spinal dysfunction can have wide ranging effects on our health. This can include pain, discomfort and mobility problems. Dysfunction can be caused by stresses and strains of everyday living, accidents and falls, wear and tear, lack of exercise, poor posture and illness.
Chiropractors decrease pain and improve the way the body works by using a combination of skilful adjustments (carefully moving joints to remove restrictions), together with lifestyle advice and exercises tailored to your needs.
Along with adjusting, chiropractors use a number of techniques and approaches to manage a variety of conditions. At Back in Balance Family Chiropractic our techniques include soft tissue therapy, cranial work, stretching, postural advice, western acupuncture (dry needling) and rehabilitation advice. This enables us to vary the treatment according to the patient and the condition being treated.