Chiropractic is a straight forward method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility.
Your spinal column is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae, plus the sacrum and the coccyx. It houses the spinal cord through which nerve information is transmitted from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spinal column is correctly aligned, nerve information is passed accurately. If there is a disruption and any part of your spine becomes misaligned, then nerve function may become impaired.
There are many reasons why a joint may become misaligned, most common are incorrect lifting, sporting or motor accidents, falls, stress, posture and some lifestyle habits. These can lead to pain, discomfort, or movement restriction.
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.
World Federation of Chiropractic 2001
Sonia Bilsby is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a member of McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors.