Chiropractic

chiropractic treatment

CHIROPRACTIC IS A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH AND IS VITAL TO IMPROVED WELLNESS.

Chiropractors treat you individually for all your needs and goals in order to help you become pain free and return to an active daily lifestyle.

We aim to improve movement of the spine and all involved joints to allow a quick recovery. Chiropractic is for everyone ranging from babies and pregnant women through to athletes and for all.

Whether there is a known problem or for those wanting to improve their health and look after their body for life, chiropractic is for you!

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN CHIROPRACTORS HELP WITH?

  • Back pain and neck pain
  • Migraine headaches caused by neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

TREATMENTS USED BY OUR CHIROPRACTORS AT LILLIPUT HEALTH

  • Mobilisation and manipulation of the spinal and extremity joints
  • Muscle release and soft tissue techniques
  • Pelvic re-alignment
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Thompson drop, orthopaedic blocking, activator and SOT (Sacral Occipital Technique)
  • Postural advice and rehabilitation exercises

WHAT CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS DO?

Chiropractic adjustments free up restricted joints in your spine that may be stiff and not moving optimally.

Frequently, this involves applying a short sharp thrust to the area which may result in an audible “pop” – this is just the bubbles of gas popping in the fluid as the pressure is relieved.

This allows you to move more easily and comfortably and decreases any pressure on surrounding structures.

HOW CHIROPRACTIC HELPS MIGRAINES?

The triggers and pathophysiology for migraines are not fully understood but evidence supports the use of Chiropractic to treat migraines. It is believed that the blood flow and nervous system play a part and chiropractic helps this by addressing any restrictions in the neck and back that may be causing unnecessary pressure, as well as releasing tight muscles around the neck and shoulders to help relieve any added tension on the head and neck.

Typically, a combination of manipulation, mobilisation, stretching, acupuncture and massage can all help alleviate.

CHIRO TREATMENT FOR LBP

LBP varies from acute to chronic, mild to severe. Chiropractic helps to free up the restricted and stiff joints in the low back which can occur as a result of poor posture, overuse, wear and tear etc…

We also address the tight muscles and use techniques such as acupuncture and massage to help restore them to their best. Going forward, rehabilitation, home exercises and stretches as well as postural advice prevent the problem reoccurring.

HOW CHIROPRACTIC HELPS NECK PAIN?

A lot of people now spend hours at a computer or on tablets / smart phones…all contributing to poor neck positioning, tightened muscles and overall poor posture.

Chiropractic helps to increase the movement in stiff neck joints, decrease tight and tender shoulders and provide tips and advice about good posture and small changes you can make each day to keep neck pain away.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT

Lilliput health in Poole boasts a vibrant chiropractic clinic with chiropractors to help find the root cause of your problem. The first visit will include a detailed account of the presenting complaint along with your relevant medical background. A thorough examination of the patient will consist of:

  • Detailed case history
  • Physical examination
  • Orthopaedic and neurological tests
  • Observation of posture and biomechanical stresses
  • Examination of individual joints and related soft tissues
  • X-rays, when clinically necessary, in accordance with the guidelines of the Royal College of Radiologists

The above will help identify the involved structures and specific problem areas, which will need to be treated. Occasionally X-rays or other relevant investigations may be needed and this will be discussed with you. When needed the chiropractor may liaise closely with other medical professionals to provide you with the highest of care.

An individual treatment will be designed for you, specific to the condition and consideration is given to the individual’s age and lifestyle. A full explanation of the examination findings and only after consent is gained treatment will follow.

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