Hedge End Chiropractic
About Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the third largest main stream health care profession in the western world after medicine and dentistry, serving the needs of thousands of people in the UK. Chiropractors are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of both the nervous system and general health. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, chiropractors can optimise the function of the nervous system and play a major part in relieving disorders arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, and everyday wear and tear. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including manipulation of joints.

All chiropractors are registered by law under the Chiropractors Act 1994 and the title ‘Chiropractor’ is protected under this legislation. The profession is statutorily regulated through the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practise as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. In order to maintain annual registration chiropractors must continually update their skills through methods of continuing professional development (CPD).

Chiropractic care is safe and effective for a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Serious side effects are extremely uncommon with far fewer risks than many other treatments for these conditions. As well as advice about self-help, exercise, and lifestyle, chiropractors provide support for pain management, sports injuries and active rehabilitation. An integrated and holistic approach is taken to the health needs of patients.