Chiropractic Therapy in London
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Chiropractic Therapy in London
Our musculoskeletal system is the framework of our bodies. These are the muscles and bones that support our internal organs, habilitate movement, and keep our bodies in tip-top condition. When your musculoskeletal system goes out of whack, you can experience a range of aches, pains and illnesses.
Chiropractors are highly skilled health care professionals who can diagnose and treat a range of musculoskeletal issues. Using their hands, they manipulate the joints in the body and nerves along the spine to alleviate pain, improve mobility and get your health back on track.
But chiropractors aren’t just skilled at addressing pains and imbalances in the body. Theirs is a holistic approach that takes into account your entire health and happiness. Alongside your therapy, a chiropractor may also provide a list of lifestyle changes and further treatments to keep you aligned, happy and ready for whatever the world throws at you.
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What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Therapy?
Chiropractic therapy is commonly used to treat a range of back and neck pain, but its benefits extend far beyond that. Chiropractic therapy can also help to ease the symptoms of:
- Pain caused by sciatica (when the sciatic nerve is compressed)
- Shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle pain
- Slip discs
- Headaches and migraines
It’s also possible to find chiropractors who specialise in other health issues, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
To find out if you could benefit from a chiropractic session, head to our group's page to discuss your interest with practitioners and those who’ve received treatment.
What to Expect from a Chiropractic Session?
The first stage in a chiropractic session is the all-important initial consultation and assessment. During this time, your chiropractor will go through a series of questions to help them understand more about your lifestyle, diet and medical history. These early discussions are essential for building a full picture of your current health and wellbeing and helping the chiropractor to create your personalised treatment.
To get an even better idea of what treatments would work best for you, your chiropractor will then take you through a short physical examination. Depending on your initial conversation, your physical assessment may include such things as testing your blood pressure or heading for an X-ray or CT scan.
Once all of the tests are complete and the chiropractor is confident they have a clear picture of your current state of health, they will devise your treatment plan. Once again, the treatments and techniques used will depend on your particular needs and goals. You may undergo massage therapies to target soft tissue or a series of manual adjustments to the muscles, bones and joints in your spine. Common techniques include:
- Sharp, short thrusts to the spine to remove any joint restrictions.
- Gentle repositioning the joints to reduce tension.
- Pulling and stretching muscles in different directions to strengthen and lengthen muscles.
These techniques are the bread and butter of chiropractic therapy and can take place with you sitting, standing or lying down. After your treatment, your practitioner will discuss any lifestyle changes or rehabilitation exercises you need to complete to ensure the long-term benefits are maintained. These may include stretches and exercises to improve your mobility, strength and alignment.
If you’re looking to straighten up and get realigned, browse our selection of chiropractors near you with The Holistic Guide.