On our previous post covering the top FAQs we get at our Chiropractic Clinics in London, we explained what is chiropractic, what is a chiropractor, and what a chiropractic adjustment really is.
Today we will continue answering some very important questions.
What are the different types of chiropractic adjustments and therapies?
A Chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) is a type of manual therapy to help to ease pressure on joints and improve the range of spinal motion. This therapy treats neck pain, back pain, headaches and more. Chiropractors use many types of chiropractic adjustment techniques.
Here is an overview of the most common chiropractic adjustment techniques.
1. Diversified Technique
This is the most commonly used adjustment technique amongst chiropractors, either by a chiropractor in London or elsewhere. Using hands-on thrusts with extreme precision, chiropractors restore spinal alignment.
2. Spinal mobilisation
While spinal mobilisation is a “manual therapy technique” similar to the diversified technique discussed above, it utilizes more gentle thrusting motions and involves more stretching.
3. Activator method chiropractic technique
This technique uses a small hand-held instrument called an “activator” to correct any spinal misalignment. It’s great for paediatric patients and patients with chronic conditions like arthritis.
4. Flexion Distraction techniques performed by our chiropractor in London
Flexion-distraction is a low force, safe, and gentle chiropractic technique. The technique is performed on a segmented table that moves when the chiropractor gently manipulates your spine. These movements stretch and decompress the spine.
5. Extremity manipulation
Extremity manipulation works on extremity joints. These include ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders and wrists. It is beneficial to restore the mobility of the extremity joints thus creating less stress on the spinal column.
6. Drop technique
Drop technique involves specialized treatment tables that have drop mechanisms to facilitate the movement of the joint. Chiropractic care is more than just chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments are the most common treatment technique. Your chiropractor in London can do much more than just back cracking. Chiropractors use a variety of treatment options to help your body heal.
7. Rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise
It is very common for your chiropractor in London to prescribe specific strengthening exercises if you have back, neck and extremity problems. These exercises reduce pain, prevent further muscle deterioration and promote your joint health.
8. Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Your chiropractor in London will use a variety of hands-on soft tissue therapies to improve the function of your soft tissues. Your soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons and joint capsules.
What pains and illnesses can a chiropractor treat?
Chiropractors diagnose and treat many different spinal disorders that cause musculoskeletal or nerve pain. An example of some of these conditions are, just to name a few:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Tension headaches
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Whiplash injury
- Chronic back pain
- Poor posture
How should the best chiropractor be like?
Chiropractic is a profession with a wide variety of practice philosophies and techniques, which makes it a challenge to select a chiropractor who is most compatible for an individual. Because the chiropractic treatment includes hands-on procedures, consideration must be given for both the preference of treatment style as well as the rapport with the chiropractor.
In general, the best chiropractor should have the following:
- Excellent communication skills
- The right qualifications and required license to practise
- 5 star reviews
- A good amount of clinical experience
- A wide variety of treatment methods to offer
- Your best interest!
Where can I find a chiropractor in central London?
You can locate Glow Health chiropractic clinic in Covent Garden. Our address is 10 Adam Street, WC2N 6AA.
How to book an appointment with a chiropractor in London?
You can book an appointment with the best chiropractor in London here. If you are unsure if chiropractic care is for you, give us a call on 07376 243726 to arrange a free phone consultation.