What is Chiropractic?

‘The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.’
Thomas Edison

Chiropractic is a hands-on, drug free approach to health care which is mainly focused on the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints). 

The World Federation of Chiropractic defines it as:

“A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.”

From time to time we all need a little help to boost our wellbeing. To feel at our best we need our body to work to the best of its ability. Small aches and pains are easy to ignore but they can deteriorate and cause a chronic problem leading to not only physical, but also emotional distress.  This can result in you feeling tired, irritable, in pain, and susceptible to disease.

Our bodies are built to experience many stresses through life but these stresses leave a footprint, usually in the form of dysfunctional joint complexes. This means when we try and go about our daily activities and we aren’t functioning to the best of our ability, pain receptors around the affected site send signals to the brain to highlight the area of discomfort. Pain is the body’s way of telling us that something isn’t functioning right - it is up to you to listen.

If your looking for a Bridgend chiropractor who will identify the root cause of your pain and discomfort and will treat the condition at its source, rather than just alleviate its symptoms, please call today. Through the hands-on techniques, your chiropractor will work with you to restore function to the joint complex and reduce pain.

What are the chiropractic treatments?

Treatments provided by our Bridgend chiropractor are aimed at aiding the body’s natural healing ability - one we all possess. The key treatment method associated with chiropractic is called Spinal Manipulative Therapy. This is a technique used to treat the cause of dysfunction in the spine by delivering a precisely targeted, high velocity, low amplitude thrust. This occasionally makes a “crack” sound, although the audible release is not what the chiropractor is looking for. Instead, the quick and specific force induces a nerve reflex allowing the specific area to move, helping to restore function, ease pain and other symptoms.

Spinal manipulative therapy isn’t the only treatment method. In addition, your chiropractor will also employ a variety of muscle relaxation techniques, joint mobilization techniques, prescriptive exercises and lifestyle advice at various stages of treatment to ensure you heal in the correct manner, at the correct time.
Treatments offered:
  • Spinal Manipulative Therapy
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • Activator Method
  • Thompson Drops
  • Active Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Medical Dry Needling
  • Prescriptive Exercises
  • Lifestyle Advice

Is Chiropractic for me?

Traumatic injuries – whiplash, disc prolapse - obviously require treatment but it is important not to neglect the smaller aches and pains, these can often accumulate and if left untreated can result in increasing discomfort and eventually unmanageable pain – like the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Once this pain has manifested it is not uncommon for people to retrospectively wish that they had sought help sooner. Take note that early prevention is always better than late intervention.  The best way to personally assess your eligibility for chiropractic is to question how functionally capable you are. Here are some example activities you may find difficult:
  • Sitting comfortably at work
  • Driving comfortably 
  • Exercising
  • Sleeping soundly
  • Waking up with energy
  • Enjoying pregnancy
If you answer yes to these, you may be eligible for treatment by one of our Bridgend chiropractors. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07591 424338 or email enquiries@youngsspinalhealth.co.uk

We treat a variety of conditions here are a few examples:
  • Acute and chronic Back pain
  • Mechanical neck pain
  • Migraines
  • Headaches arising from the neck
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • tennis elbow
  • Arthritic pain i.e. hips, knees, hands etc
  • Sports injuries
  • Postural problems
  • General aches and pains
  • and many more
Where possible, proactive care is better than reactive care.

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