What is Chiropractic Treatment?

Our doctors of chiropractic undergo a five year full time degree, qualifying them to carry out a full medical and health history examination,  x-rays plus neurological, orthopedic and chiropractic tests in order to diagnose your complaint.

Chiropractic treatment will be offered if appropriate to your condition and a plan will be tailored to your individual needs. Alternatively if our chiropractors are unable to help they will make the necessary referral to the appropriate practitioner. You do not need a GP referral to see a chiropractor.

Chiropractic treatments consist mainly of Spinal Adjustments, a specific form of Spinal Manipulation. During an Adjustment the Chiropractor uses their hands to move the affected joint, restoring motion and reducing pain, without the need for medication or invasive procedures. Chiropractors also use soft tissue techniques to treat the muscles surrounding the joint and are trained to recommend rehabilitative exercises as well as giving lifestyle and dietary advice to tackle every aspect of the problem.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Following your consultation and diagnosis we start to treat the cause of your symptoms.

A Chiropractic adjustment is specific and focused while being safe and a completely natural approach to healing.

How Chiropractic Treatment Helps

Chiropractic care is a natural and holistic approach to the treatment of a variety of Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal conditions; which mean problems with the nerves, muscle, bones and the joints in the human body.

Chiropractic care can help treat:

The role of chiropractors is to diagnose, locate and treat spinal joints and nerves. Treatment aims not only alleviate symptoms but to help prevent recurrence by addressing the route cause of your complaint.

Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages and backgrounds and some of the many benefits include not relying on the need for pain relieving medication or invasive surgical procedures.

How Chiropractic Treatment Works

The body relies on nerves to relay information between the brain and the body. Your nervous system is responsible for the function in every part of your body.

At times because of external stresses placed on the body such as poor posture, stress and previous injuries the function of the spinal joints and surrounding tissue can become compromised, in time this can lead to nerve irritation that may cause symptoms.

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as a chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal conditions.

By applying focused and localised pressure to the spinal joints, it restores motion to the affected joints reducing nerve irritation, which in time allows the body to heal itself and function better.

Maureen Cresswell
13 days ago

I was very pleased to have care with Life Chiropractic Clinic again and have missed the benefits of long term treatment which I have found so beneficial. The clinic had excellent procedures in place to guard against Covid19 and I felt it was safer than going shopping!! The staff are friendly and welcoming and very professional.

TheFreaky Fairy
about 1 month ago

Been seeing her for nearly 10yrs every 6 weeks! After being told by Doctors there's nothing they can do for my back pain and peripheral neuropathy, Lucy has been a life saver! Without her I would probably be in a wheel chair and in extreme pain!

Jill Ballinger
22 days ago

I'm so pleased Life Chiropractic at Wickford has managed to restart following Lockdown - my monthly maintenance adjustment makes such a difference to the way I move and feel. I was also very relieved to see how they have catered for the distancing and hygiene requirements - I felt very safe!

Maureen Cresswell
13 days ago

I was very pleased to have care with Life Chiropractic Clinic again and have missed the benefits of long term treatment which I have found so beneficial. The clinic had excellent procedures in place to guard against Covid19 and I felt it was safer than going shopping!! The staff are friendly and welcoming and very professional.

What to expect on your first visit to a chiropractor

At your first appointment, our chiropractors will assess your symptoms in a consultation to determine if chiropractic treatment is suitable and what techniques are likely to help.

Our Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, we are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.

Some of these different techniques will include:

  • Spinal manipulation – using their hands to apply force to muscles, bones and joints in and around the spine
  • Soft tissue therapy – undertaken by a qualified soft tissue therapist
  • Nutritional advice – advice and guidance to supplement your treatment
  • Rehabilitation therapy – our on-site rehabilitation specialists support your care when needed
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