What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractor is a primary health-care professional that specialises in the diagnosis of joint related issues. It also includes treatment and overall management of conditions due to problems with ligaments, tendons and nerves. Primarily, those that are related to the spine and the treatment of lower back pain.
A chiropractor treatment mainly involves spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine. Those include other areas of the body that may have restricted movement. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of soft tissue techniques. By the same token, as advice about exercise and lifestyle.
What to expect
At the initial consultation we will start with a discussion about you and your health. Also, your reasons for asking for chiropractic care. While, you may be asked for a great deal of information, not just about the pain or complaint. Equally important, can be issues about your past health history. However, some of the questions may appear irrelevant, but they are extremely important. As a result, to ensure that the care is appropriate for your condition, we will establish your overall health picture. Hence, if chiropractic appears not to be suitable for you, you will be referred to your GP or relevant specialist. In short, your details are confidential. Finally, no one else will be allowed to see your notes without your permission.
Once your case history is complete, we will examine you to confirm any early ideas about your problem. The examination will concentrate on your neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints). Also, it will may also be necessary to check other things such as your heart, lungs and abdomen to rule out other causes. Usually, this thorough check-up is a normal procedure in a chiropractor’s clinic. However, you will normally be referred to your GP if this is appropriate. Before starting treatment, we will tell you, in clear, simple language, what is wrong with you, what can be done about it and what you should expect when you receive your first treatment. You will be told about any exercises or changes to your lifestyle or diet that may be beneficial so that you can help yourself.
Why not try a chiropractic treatment at Tuam Therapy Centre. It could be the best investment you have made in your health for some time.