In this post, our Stoke chiropractor shares some facts you may not know about chiropractic and may surprise you whether you have, or have not yet, experienced chiropractic care. Also, there are common misconceptions about chiropractic care that this post should clear up.
10 Facts You May Not Know About Chiropractic
#1 – The Term Chiropractic Is A Combination Of Two Greek Words
The term chiropractic originates from combining two Greek words: cheir, meaning hand and praktos meaning done.
#2 – The First Chiropractic Adjustment
Daniel David Palmer, more commonly known as DD Palmer, is widely credited with delivering the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895. Palmer is regarded as the father of Chiropractic. In 1897, he established the first chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa.
#3 – Chiropractors Receive Extensive Training
In the UK, chiropractors undergo a 4 or 5 year Master of Chiropractic degree at an accredited university. After qualifying, Continuing Professional Development plays an important part in a chiropractor’s ongoing education and training.
#4 – Chiropractic Is A Primary Healthcare Profession
Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the western world after medicine and dentistry.
Chiropractic specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.
#5 – Chiropractic Is Regulated
Chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). It is illegal for a chiropractor to practice without being registered with the GCC. The GCC is the body established by parliament to regulate and develop the chiropractic profession in the UK.
#6 – Chiropractors Can Refer Patients
Chiropractors can refer patients to an appropriate health care provider if chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management alongside other health care providers.
#7 – Chiropractors Treat More Than Back Pain
While chiropractors are well regarded for treating back and neck pain, chiropractors provide treatment for a range of other related conditions.
#8 – Chiropractic Isn’t Cracking Joints
A common misconception about chiropractic is that it involves painful ‘cracking’ of joints. This is not the case. Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation or other areas of the body. Aside from manipulation, chiropractors use other techniques such as ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise as well as providing posture and lifestyle advice.
#9 – Chiropractic Is Suitable For The Vast Majority Of People
Chiropractic is the largest drug free healing profession in the world. People of all ages, from children through to seniors can receive chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic treatment can also be beneficial to pregnant women and babies.
#10 – Athletes Rely On Chiropractic Care
Many professional athletes and sports team use chiropractic care. Not only is chiropractic used to help athletes recover from injuries, it is beneficial to boosting the performance of athletes, improving their posture, and correcting any musculoskeletal imbalances.
Some of the professional athletes who have relied upon chiropractic treatments throughout their careers have included Tiger Woods, Aaron Rodgers, Michael Jordan, Andy Murray, and Usain Bolt.
Visiting City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke
At City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke, our chiropractors are passionate about helping patients achieve their health goals and live full and active lives.
Our aim is to provide safe, effective, and affordable chiropractic treatment to all our patients from infants, children and adults from all walks of life.
“From booking my appointment to receiving my treatment, the service has been impeccable. Amazing staff and brilliant communication. I wholeheartedly recommend paying City Chiropractic Clinic a call if you are in need of a Chiropractor. Very well done and thank you!” Sally H (5-Star Google Review)
If you are suffering pain, discomfort or are looking to improve your health, our chiropractors are here to help you. To book an appointment with one of our team, call our clinic on 01782 848 184 or you can book online on our website here.