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Why you Should see a Chiropractor

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you may not see why it is necessary. Anybody can improve their body with chiropractic care, whether you’re a senior citizen with back pain or an athlete trying to enhance performance. You also don’t need to experience ongoing back pain to visit a chiropractor, which is a common misconception.

Chiropractic is a type of complementary and alternative medicine, which means you can try out a chiropractor as well as taking conventional medication for your symptoms. This type of alternative medicine involves the manipulation of the spine and other manual therapy techniques to realign the body – which can relieve pain and reduce symptoms of other conditions.

Here are reasons to see your local chiropractor

image of a figure with back pain Prevention

The chiropractic health profession deals with treatment and prevention of mechanical dysfunction of the joints, especially the spine. The repetitive use of limbs, bad posture or ageing can cause irritation of the nerves and result in back pain, neck pain or headaches. Even if you don’t often experience pain, seeing a chiropractor can prevent these problems occurring in the first place by adjusting and stimulating the joints.

When Medication No Longer Works

If you’re suffering from an injury such as whiplash or chronic pain, you’ve probably been given lots of pain killers and other medication from your doctor. There may come a time when the medicine no longer relieves the pain, or you want to stop taking so much medication. As an alternative therapy, chiropractic is a manual way of relieving pain and correcting the dysfunctions in the body. A chiropractor can work alongside your GP to arrange blood tests and X-rays to decide on the best treatment plan for your condition.

Improve Postureimage of tablets on a leaf

Lots of us suffer from bad posture – often a result of our professions. Poor posture or incorrect function of the spine can have a negative effect on the spine and nervous system – which could cause other health conditions. A chiropractor can use their hands to manipulate the joints back into the correct place and offer advice for improving posture in your daily routine.

Improve Sports Performance

Athletes or keen sports enthusiasts need to look after their bodies, and chiropractic treatment is often a part of their health checks. It looks after the joints to prevent injury and keep them in prime condition.

Interested in finding out more about chiropractic care? Get in touch with our professional chiropractors based in London.

David Phillips

David Phillips BSc (Hons) Chiropractic, DC, LRCC Chiropractor. vid has been qualified since 2002 and has been in continuous private practice since then in London. He is a member of the British Chiropractic Association, registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors and is widely recognised by health insurance companies.
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