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How does chiropractic care work?

How does chiropractic care work is a question we get asked often. How can you help alleviate pain by touch?

Your body is a self-healing, self-regulating system. For example, if you cut yourself your body will heal it. Everything in our body is controlled by our nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down your spinal cord, and out to every organ, tissue, and cell within your body. Signals are also sent back to your brain so it knows when something isn’t right, it can then either fix it or create a symptom (often pain) to alert you to the issue.

In Chiropractic care, we look at improper motion or position of the moving bones of your spine, if there is a misalignment or lack of motion this is referred to as a subluxation.

How chiropractic works

Chiropractors recognise that subluxations can interfere with your body’s ability to communicate back to your brain, due to misfiring of nerves. If left unaddressed, this can lead to swelling and irritation of the surrounding soft tissues.

Using a range of tests and techniques chiropractors can isolate where a subluxation is occurring and fix it, removing this interference then allows your body to do what it does best; heal itself. This can sometimes involve people experience cracking noises or ‘popping sounds’ – but this is incidental to the treatment. Whether the joint does or does not crack is not important as to whether the spine is healing, in fact, some people’s spines never crack in places.

Once this healing process begins patients notice less pain, less nerve irritation, and more freedom of movement.

How chiropractic works

So, if you are suffering from pain or nerve irritation anywhere in your body call us and get it checked out at Broadgate Chiropractic by one of our trained and experienced chiropractic team.

Call us on 0113 2588999 to make an appointment or to request a call back from one of our expert chiropractors.

Victoria Clapham

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