You may have many questions about Chiropractic and about Chiropractors. We have answered some of the most common questions here.
What is Chiropractic and how does it work?
Chiropractic is a natural, gentle, drug-free healing art that recognizes the body’s self-healing abilities.
Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the spine, joints and muscles. The term Chiropractic is derived from the classical Greek words ‘chiero’ – hand and ‘praktos’ – to use and means treatment by hand or manipulation.
What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors specialize in the detection, correction and prevention of muscle and joint problems, relieving pain and improving health.
Improper motion of spinal bones can cause nerve irritation from stretching, rubbing and pinching of the nerve’s tissue. This is why Chiropractors work primarily with the spine, to remove interference that may be causing pain and or impairing normal function.
Visiting a Chiropractor
On a patient’s first visit, the Chiropractor will take a thorough case history and carry out a full neurological and orthopaedic examination. A surface EMG scan is usually performed. X-rays may also be taken to check for any abnormalities or conditions, which will help with the diagnosis, treatment plan and show if another form of treatment would be more appropriate.
Once these examinations are complete, the Chiropractor carries out a detailed analysis of how the individual bones, joints and muscles move, to identify the specific problem.
Treatment consists of gently unlocking the stiff joints with skilled manipulation by hand, known as adjustments as well as exercise and work on muscles.
There are many Chiropractic adjustment techniques. Quick, comfortable adjustments are used with just the right amount of pressure to restore proper function and mobility to joints.
Why People Visit Us
People usually seek Chiropractic treatment for pain caused by accidents, injuries at work, poor posture, sports injuries, or the general stresses and strains of life. It is not only back pain that is eased with Chiropractic care. The types of headaches which originate from the neck, migraines, back pain, sciatica and pain that occurs in the neck, shoulder and arms can also can respond well to treatment.
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Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic has been at this practice in North London for 20 years. As well as seeing patient’s from Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate, Crouch End and Southgate, he does also get patients from Edgware, Enfield and even further afield.