C h i ro (hands) - praktikos (the use of)
Chiropractors undergo a 5yr full time training, during which period they receive a training in par with medical training, but also they are trained to observe any postural defects and they develop sensitive hands to palpate subtle joint dysfunction; they therefore become primary health-care providers, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to biomechanical dysfunction of the joints, particularly those of the spine, and their effects on the nervous system.
Poor, inadequate or incorrect function of the spine is usually caused by poor posture, mechanical injuries, carrying heavy loads, lack of exercise or excessive and incorrect exercise, etc. This can cause irritation of the nerves, giving local and radiating pain, headaches, visual disturbance, vertigo etc. It can also have affect on ones breathing, digestion, menstrual pain and feeling general unwell.
Treatment & prevention of spinal, nerve, muscle & joint dysfunction, has many benefits for conditions such as: Back pain, sciatica, jaw, neck, and shoulder pain, wrist, elbow, hip, knee and ankle pain.
Treatment of sports and industrial injuries, which will improve performance in sports and work, preventing further injuries.
Most beneficial during & after pregnancy,
Treatment of children will help them concentrate better and make them aware of their posture and help them with their performance, academic and sports
Rehabilitation after most types of surgery, including dental.
Alleviates headaches, migraine, vertigo & tinnitus