Whenever I talk to people about chiropractic as a health profession, the first question is about the difference between chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy. Chiropractic is about nerves, or more specifically the nervous system, and about how it controls muscles, joints and everything else in your body. The following video illustrates how chiropractic can help you.
The aim is the restoration of control. We help you to get out of pain (some chiropractors call this Relief care), whilst restoring control of your posture (structure) and movement (function). The next step is all important. I would like to think that this is something that we excel at in chiropractic: identifying and minimising the causes. These could be things that you do on a daily basis. Often the causes are not able to be removed, such as repetitive computer work or driving. These are examples of physical stresses. It may be a particular nutritional deficit that can be addressed however. This is a chemical stress. There may also be emotional challenges or stresses. These need to be taken into account too. Managing these various stresses is key though, espcecially if you want to go from yo-yoing in and out of symptoms to actually being well. It must be emphasised here that every step of the way it’s your decision whether to continue with our care or not.
Chiropractic is therefore not about being in pain or out of pain. It’s about honouring your health goals, and helping you to achieve them. They’re your though, so we will respect your decisions, whether or not they are in line with any recommendations or advice we give. If you would like to see how you can benefit from chiropractic care, please contact us. Even if our location is not ideal for you, we can find you someone who can help you achieve your health goals.