Dearne Valley Chiropractic Clinic
   
Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine.

Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of the spine and extremities where signs of restriction in movement are found; this improves the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.

Chiropractic does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery.

Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages, who present with a range of acute and chronic conditions.


  Depending on where the nerve irritation has occurred in the spine, symptoms may include the following:

• headache or migraine
• neck pain
• back pain
• shoulder, arm, wrist and hand problems
• leg, knee, ankle and foot problems

This is because the irritation of the nerve in one area can sometimes lead to pain (known as 'referred' pain) in other parts of the body. Painful symptoms are a warning sign which should not be ignored; a chiropractor is trained to diagnose the cause, and if indicated treat using manipulation and massage.

© Dearne Valley Chiropractic Clinic 2012