Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health.
- Many types of headache or migraine
- Neck pain/trapped nerves
- Shoulder pain and frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow, golfers elbow and other elbow pain
- Back pain
- Sciatica/trapped nerves
- Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle and foot pain
- Muscle tension
In common with other healthcare professionals such as medical practitioners nurses and dentists, the chiropractic profession is regulated by law.
The Chiropractors Act 1994 provides statutory regulation for the profession and the title 'chiropractor' is protected under this legislation. The statutory regulator is the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practise as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.
This will vary for person to person, as the number of sessions you need will depend on the severity of the pain, how long it has been going on and the underlying injury or condition. Often treatment will start at a higher frequency and reduce as you improve.