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  • Chiropractic 07 April 2019 | View comments

  • This coming week is chiropractic awareness week, so… what actually is chiropractic?

    Typical chiropractic treatment consists of far more than the spinal manipulative therapy that most of us think of. We take an holistic approach to our patients, realising that whilst the spine may be a central source of many of our pains and problems, it is far from the only cause. We therefore assess the health status of the entire patient, not just the spine; and advise on how best to treat the whole patient. Chiropractic intervention can be active or passive; that is, it can include advice or coaching in self-care (the patient takes an active part in their care), or it can include physical therapy such as massage, manipulation, mobilisation etc (the patient is a passive participant in their care).

    You will also find that much of chiropractic care is aimed at helping you to help yourself. The chiropractor can only do so much; we can treat what needs to be treated, but for your body to heal, it needs your help. Your chiropractor may give you a wide range of advice, including the use of other therapies, of exercises you can do, or lifestyle changes that may help your body (eg the ergonomics of your car seat; or nutritional advice), or coaching/educating on things like sleep hygiene or pain science. We are more than happy to share the management of your condition, both with your GP and other therapists.

    Through all these things, we aim to aid you in maximising your recovery, minimising any future recurrence, and to help you to manage any future episodes without the need for intervention. For patients on a maintenance programme, we aim to provide relief before any pain becomes bothersome, and to remind and encourage you with self-care techniques; helping you to fulfil your potential in life.

    You can find out more here:



    Chiropractic for Back Pain

    Evolution of Back Pain

    Chiropractic is meant to help you heal better

    Chiropractic - Evidence-Based, Patient-centered, Interprofessional, Collaborative

    At Back In Action we also offer free chats. This will take about 10-15 minutes where we can talk in general terms about your condition, and see if we can point you in the right direction for treatment. Whether that is with ourselves, someone else, or on your own at home. Call today to schedule your no obligation free chat.

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