People of all ages and from all walks of life can benefit from chiropractic treatment, from children, through adulthood and into later years and including pregnant women.
Chiropractors treat problems with joints, bones and muscles, and the effects they have on the nervous system. Treatment is tailor made to the individual and consists of a wide range of manipulative and soft tissue techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.
Poor, inadequate or incorrect function of the joints in our spine can cause irritation of the nerves and muscles that control our posture and movement. This spinal nerve stress (which may be caused by factors such as accident, poor diet, repetitive strain, lack of exercise, poor posture and anxiety) can lead to the symptoms of discomfort and pain, which are a warning that your body is not functioning properly. Depending on where the nerve irritation has occurred in your spine, your symptoms may include the following:
- Headache or migraine
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder, arm or hand pain
- Leg, knee or foot pain
This is because the irritation of the nerve in one area can sometimes lead to pain (known as ‘referred’ pain) in other parts of the body.
The skilled manipulation is very specific, directed at individual joints in order to reduce strains and improve mobility in one area without disturbing another. Here at Morningside Chiropractic Clinic, we also use a range of additional methods including: mobilisation, ultrasound, interferential therapy as well as soft tissue techniques including trigger point therapy and massage.
Rehabilitation exercise, postural, ergonomic, and dietary advice is also included to provide an integrated and holistic approach and help prevent a recurrence of the problem.