Chiropractic treatments in Bridgend, Pencoed, Barry, Cowbridge and The Vale of Glamorgan.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), describes 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 their hands to treat disorders of the bones, muscles and joints. Treatments that involve using the hands in this way are called “manual therapies”.
Chiropractors use a range of techniques, with an emphasis on manipulation of the spine.
They may also offer advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, and rehabilitation programmes that involve exercises to do in your own time. Some chiropractors may also offer other alternative treatments, such as acupuncture.
Conditions treated through chiropractic.
Chiropractors usually treat conditions related to the spine, such as lower back or neck pain as well as leg and arm pain.
The GCC says that the care provided by chiropractors should be “informed by the best available evidence, the preferences of the patient and the expertise of practitioners”.
The conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include:
Chiropractic and the NHS
Currently, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends manual therapy that might include spinal manipulation (as practised by chiropractors) as a treatment option for persistent lower back pain.
Most people who use a chiropractor pay for private treatment, however some health insurance companies do cover Chiropractic care so please check with your provider.