Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic
approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical,
psychological and social factors. They provide care and support by
reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with
A Medical Research Council clinical trial and its follow-up, reported in the
British Medical Journal in 1990 and 1995, found that chiropractic treatment of
back pain was more effective than hospital outpatient treatment. The
European Commission Acute Low Back Pain Guidelines includes manipulation as an
effective treatment for low back pain.
(Information provided by General Chiropractic Council)
Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages, who present with a range of acute and chronic conditions. As well as advice about self-help, exercise, diet and lifestyle, chiropractors often provide support for pain management, sports injuries and active rehabilitation.
Chiropractic is a fast-growing independent health care profession in the United Kingdom and it is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment.