Healthy For Life

How Can Chiropractic Help You?

What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is one of the largest primary healthcare professions in the world and is a way of helping you to be as healthy as possible.

The practice of chiropractic consists of the examination, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of spinal, joint and related neuromusculoskeletal disorders.  
By considering your symptoms in the context of your full medical history, your lifestyle and your personal circumstances, chiropractors can provide a package of care that is evidence-based and widely recommended1.
1.    http://www.nice.org.uk/CG88

What conditions can chiropractic help with?

A recent report (Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report (Bronfort et al. 2010) commissioned by the General Chiropractic Council, reveals that there is medium to high positive evidence to show that packages of chiropractic care are effective in helping the following conditions.

•    Low back pain, recent or long standing
•    Neck pain, recent or long standing
•    Joint pains and minor sports injuries 
•    Migraine prevention and cervicogenic headaches
•    Arthritic pain


Of course this list is not exhaustive for the problems we can help you with, but these are the ones that so far the research has been able to validate. Here at healthy for life, the chiropractors are always happy to answer any queries you may have as to whether we can help you, so just contact reception to find out more.

What Chiropractic is not!


Chiropractic is not a quick fix and it is not a guaranteed cure all! Symptoms you are experiencing at the moment may have been waiting to erupt for a long time, and for a whole variety of reasons! Whilst our initial aim is to relieve your pain as quickly as possible, that can depend on the complexity of your case, and our aim is a long term improvement in health and function.