Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Spinal problems can have a remarkable effect on the function of the nervous system. Chiropractic has traditionally looked for the different causes for spinal problems which can be mechanical/traumatic as you would expect. However at times the true cause can be emotional or nutritional.
Chiropractors are equipped to diagnose and manage many common health complaints, and will refer or comanage with other practitioners when necessary.
Each patient has different goals when undergoing chiropractic care. Some solely want to be rid of their pain, while others are looking to increase their overall function and optimise performance. Your personalised treatment plan will reflect your diagnosis, and most importantly what you wish to achieve from care.
Your care should:
be based on an accurate diagnosis
reflect the latest scientific research, the preferences of the patient, and the experience and expertise of the practitioner
involve communication with your GP, and other healthcare providers as neccessary