Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasises the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognise the value and responsilility of working in cooperation with other healthcare practitioners when in the best interest of the patient. ACC, 1996.
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine, which houses the spinal cord and nervous system and how this relationship impacts your health. Nerve signals are transmitted from your brain through the spinal cord and nerves to organs (eg the heart and digestive system), the skin, muscles and back to the brain. If these nerve signals are impeded because of dysfuntion in the spine it can manefest as pain, weakness or disease.
People looking for natural forms of healing often choose chiropractic over other types of complementary health care. Chiropractic is the largest healthcare field after medicine and dentistry, and years of rigorous scientific research has proven chiropractic’s effectiveness for a wide variety of conditions, from low back pain, neck pain and headaches to ear infections and fibromyalgia.
Chiropractors place an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, as well as wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While chiropractors use no drugs or surgery, they do refer patients for medical care when interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.
Our centre was the original multi-disciplinary practice in Grimsby offering a holistic approach to pain and stress management using chiropractic, massage, exercise and rehabilitation to reduce pain and promote health and well being.