Conditions And Symptoms

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The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), defines chiropractic as a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.

Chiropractors (practitioners of chiropractic) use manual techniques to treat disorders of the bones, muscles and joints to help a variety of conditions and symptoms.  The various forms of treatment that involve use their hands in this way are called “manual therapies”, and chiropractors refer to their specific techniques as adjustments.

We use a range of techniques, with an emphasis on manipulation of the spine.  There are quite a range of different, yet specific, techniques and the type of techniques used by various clinics will often vary slightly.  They may also offer advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, and rehabilitation programmes that involve exercises (core stability and spinal strengthening exercises) to do in your own time.  Some chiropractors may also offer other alternative treatments, such as acupuncture or dry needling.

Here are a sample of some of the most common conditions and symptoms that present to chiropractic centres.  Please click on each condition for further information on that topic.

Common Conditions and Symptoms