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Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractic turns off pain quickly and gets you moving properly. Getting to the cause of the problem means that you can really get better. Our aim is to get you moving and pain free as quickly as possible in our Chester and St Asaph clinics.

The chiropractic degree consists of 4 years full time study. Many of the same subjects are covered as in a medical degree: neurology, orthopaedics, pathology, pharmacology, medical diagnosis, radiology. Medical doctors go on to specialise in areas such as neurology and orthopaedics and they can lose sight of the body as a whole. Chiropractors focus more on the structure of the body (in particular the spine) and it’s effect on health. Chiropractors  make connections between bones, joints and muscles (orthopaedics) and nerves (neurology). They also take into account things such as work, posture, stress etc.

Your first chiropractic visit

You will be asked to fill out a medical history at both our Chester and St Asaph branches. The medical history is important  and you should make sure you do not leave anything out; There may be connections between injuries or illness that you may have had in the past and your current condition. Your chiropractor is trained to spot this. Your chiropractor will discuss this with you as well as your problem. You will then have an examination and your chiropractor will give you a clear diagnosis of the problem. You will also be given a treatment plan. This should give you a rough idea of how many treatments and what type of treatment you need.

Chiropractic treatment covers the spine and all joints and muscles in the body. It involves  gentle, specific adjustments to help realign the spine, improve posture and ensure correct movement at the joints . When the body is moving better your posture will naturally improve, assisting your body’s natural healing and improving the function of your nervous system.

Chiropractic is a regulated profession and all chiropractors must be members of the General Chiropractic Council. Mr Massey who practices at our Chester and St Asaph clinics is also a member of the British Chiropractic Association.