Chiropractor in Wokingham, Berkshire
On this page
- How does chiropractic work?
- What can chiropractic treat?
- Can I get chiropractic on the NHS?
- Our chiropractor
1. About chiropractic
Chiropractic from the meaning 'done by hands' is a way of adjusting bones in the body to improve the alignment of the skeleton which helps the nervous system work more efficiently by restoring it's function.
Chiropractic is a treatment where a practitioner called a chiropractor uses their hands to help relieve pain with the bones, muscles and joints.
2. How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic care aims to restore the body's natural balance by realigning the bones to relive pain and discomfort associated with the misalignment of bones and also to increase the mobility of the body.
Chiropractors use different techniques to treat problems with the muscles and joints, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Short, quick thrusting movements
- Gradually moving your joints into different positions
- Pulling or stretching your muscles in different directions
3. What can chiropractic treat?
Your spinal column is made up of 24 vertebrae plus the sacrum and coccyx. Throughout the spinal column, nerves exit directly from the spinal cord which is an extension of the brain. It transmits information to your body from the brain. If there is a blockage in the spinal nerves due to the vertebrae becoming misaligned then the body will not function correctly where that nerve supplies. Chiropractic acts to restore this function by manipulation of these bones.
A misalignment such as these can occur for many reasons, the most common being, incorrect lifting, poor posture, car or sporting accidents, falls and stress. The McTimoney chiropractor Laura Rigby no longer practices from Wokingham Therapy Clinic. Instead we have Colin Smith, a well-known and experienced chiropractor who practices general chiropractic and is registered with the registered with the general chiropractic council.
Do you suffer from any of these probems?
- Joint pain
- General aches and pains
- Acute and chronic back pain including lumbago
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Should pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis and golfers elbow and other musculoskeletal pains
- Prevention of migraine
- Tension and inability to relax
- Sports injuries
If so then chiropractic may be able to help you and improve your quality of life.
4. Can I get chiropractic on the NHS?
Chiropractic isn't widely available on the NHS, but is provided by many healthcare insurers. You don't need to see your GP before making an appointment.