As a Chiropractor I presume that everyone knows what Chiropractic it is and what a Chiropractor does. However I went to a family gathering recently and a distant relative asked what it is Chiropractors actually do? They thought I just did manipulation (cracking backs) to people with back pain. In this blog post I’m going to give three reasons that explain why Chiropractors do so much more than just that.
- Chiropractic is a profession and not a treatment. We use a whole host of techniques and different types of treatment that are best suited to the individual in front of us and their particular problem. That problem is most commonly back pain but we also treat other musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder problems, hip issues and also headaches.
- I don’t just use manipulation. Although I use it a lot there are some times when it is not appropriate or other techniques such as McKenzie end range loading exercises are better. So I use these instead.
- If someone has back pain it is rare that any one singe intervention will help. I provide a package of care to my patients that ALWAYS includes education and some type of home exercises along side any hands on therapy I do. The hands on therapy includes things such as manipulation, massage and acupuncture. They are often done alongside in combination with each other as this has shown to be how they work best in the research.
I hope this helps to clear any confusion as to what Chiropractors do. If you live in or around Grantham and have got back pain, neck pain, shoulder issues or headaches then book an appointment to see Grantham Chiropractor Mark Jessop by calling the clinic on 01476 501301.