The word ‘Chiropractic’ originates from the Greek words ‘kheir’ meaning ‘hands’ and ‘praktikos’ meaning ‘practical’.
Chiropractic is an effective remedy for muscular and bone problems in particular. Chiropractic works on the premise that if there are any displacements in the human skeleton it will affect the function of the nerves. Chiropractic is used to relieve pain by manipulation and to correct any problems that are present in the joints and muscles, in particular the spine. Spinal disorders can cause wide-spread problems throughout the body, some related and others not so obvious such as constipation, migraine, asthma, catarrh amongst others.
Chiropractors use their hands to affect the various manipulation techniques during treatment.
There can be a variety of effects felt after a Chiropractic treatment, ranging from stiff to sore, to instant and on-going relief.