Chiropractor Dr Maria Madge explains what a Chiropractor is, qualifications and the difference between a Chiropractor and an Osteopath.
Chiropractors are primary health care professionals they are 3rd largest after medical and dentistry with 10 million visits to chiropractors each year. They are mainly concerned with joints, muscles and nerves primary the spine. Pain can be caused when the spine doesn't move as well as it should, muscles and joints not moving as they should so that in itself will cause local inflammation. The Chiropractor will try and restore normal function to the area and that will hopefully realign the spine and take way the aches and pains. We use adjustment which are movement specifically at joint level to increase the movement of those joints, we also do soft tissue work or massage around that area and we deal with trigger points which cause a lot of pain up and down the spine depending on what the problem is. We also do dry needling which is a bit like acupuncture which really helps with very tight muscles. We uses A KIT ACALL AN ACTIVATOR