Whether you have, or have not, received chiropractic care, our London Chiropractors have put together some facts that may surprise you about chiropractic. Some of these facts may also answer some questions that you have about chiropractic care and others may dispel some views that people have about chiropractic treatment.
Facts That May Surprise You About Chiropractic
#1 – The Term Chiropractic Originates From Greek Words
The term chiropractic is a combination of two Greek words: cheir, meaning hand and praktos meaning done. We think that’s very appropriate.
#2 – 1895 The Start Of Chiropractic
DD Palmer, regarded as the father of Chiropractic, is credited as delivering the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895. He went on to establish the first chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa in 1897.
#3 – Chiropractors Must Complete An Approved Chiropractic Degree
To practice in the UK, a chiropractor must undergo a 4 or 5 year Master of Chiropractic degree at an accredited university. After qualifying, chiropractors must keep their knowledge and skills up to date, with ongoing education and training.
#4 – Chiropractic Is A Primary Healthcare Profession
There are about 3,500 chiropractors in the UK. Most chiropractors practice in private clinics, however, chiropractic is highly regarded and valued as an essential component of the UK’s health and social care system.
#5 – Chiropractic Is A Regulated Profession
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is one of the UK’s nine health and social care regulators. To legally practice in the UK, a chiropractor must be registered with the (GCC).
#6 – Chiropractors Can Refer Patients
If chiropractic care is not suitable for a patient or, a patient’s condition would benefit from co-management with another health care provider, a chiropractor can refer the patient to the appropriate health care provider.
#7 – Chiropractors Treat A Range Of Conditions
Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes problems relating to the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.
#8 – Chiropractic Is Generally Painless
Generally, chiropractic treatment is painless. Some discomfort may be experienced if the area being treated is swollen or the patient is in severe pain. However, in these instances the chiropractor will adjust the treatment given. It is common to hear a clicking or popping sound when being adjusted, and it is this sound that may have led to the notion that chiropractors “crack” joints, which is not the case.
#9 – Chiropractic Is Suitable For People Of All Ages
Chiropractic treatment can be received by people of all ages, from children through to the elderly. Pregnant women and babies can also benefit from Chiropractic treatment.
#10 – Chiropractic Is A Drug Free Treatment
Chiropractic treatment involves a wide variety of manipulative techniques. In addition, other techniques may be used such as mobilization, stretches, soft tissue therapies, dry needling along with the use of rehabilitation programmes.
Visiting London Chiropractor MotionBack
Having treated thousands of patients, our chiropractors at MotionBack always endeavour to deliver exceptional patient care. We treat every one of our patients as an individual are recognize that every person’s needs, priorities and concerns is different.
With an established track record as a leading provider for musculoskeletal issues in Central London, our aim is to provide safe, effective, and affordable chiropractic treatment to all our patients, whatever their age.
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If you are suffering pain, discomfort or are looking to improve your posture or health, our experienced team of chiropractors are here to help you. To book an appointment with one of our team, call our clinic on 0207 112 5408 or you can book an appointment online on our website here. https://centrallondonchiropractor.co.uk/
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