Chiropractic is a non-invasive and medication-free intervention, which supports the moving parts of the body (the muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons) and the associated neurological (nerve) function. It does so by the use of various evidence-informed manual therapy modalities. It is worth remembering that chiropractic is not a single treatment option but an entire profession encompassing many treatment options which are tailored to each individual patient according to their age, presentation and personal preference.
A course of treatment with a chiropractor may include joint manipulation done by hand or using an activator, joint mobilisation, deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular techniques and dry needling into tight muscles using acupuncture needles. Getting the patient involved in their own recovery is also important so home exercises or stretches may be prescribed along with lifestyle advice.