Chiropractor in Northumberland
D.D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic in 1895, discovered by chance that he was able to restore a patient's hearing by manipulation. This made him realise that by manipulation not only was he able to reduce back pain but he was also able to help other ailments. This has proved to be true to some extent with chiropractic today both for animals and humans. Although treatments are not carried out specifically for other ailments it is often found as a side effect of the treatment that other problems are cured.John McTimoney, the founder of the McTimoney Chiropractic College, was trained by Dr Mary Walker D.C. a product of the Palmer School of Chiropractic in America which was set up by B.j. Palmer, the son of D.D.Palmer. He developed the technique as taught to him and its application still further to innovate the technique for animals.
Chiropractic is a straightforward method of adjusting bones in your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort and increase mobility and improve general well being.
Your spinal column is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae, plus the sacrum and coccyx. It houses the spinal; cord through which nerve information is transmitted from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spinal column is correctly aligned, nerve information is passed accurately. However if any part of your spine I becomes misaligned, the nerve function may become impaired.
A misalignment of the joints can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, and poor posture. Sometimes symptoms do not occur at the time and there is deterioration over several weeks. This then leads to pain discomfort, restricted mobility and often numbness or pins and needles.
These misalignments are corrected by swift and accurate adjustments which cause little discomfort but cause the muscles to rebound and the vertebrae to return to their correct position.
Due to the gentle nature of this treatment it suits young and old and may help the following symptoms:-
I am well known for my extensive knowledge in the following:
- Aches and Pains
- Arthritic pain
- Back Pain
- Circulatory Problems
- Digestion problems
- Frozen Shoulder
- Joint Pains
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle Tension
- Migraine headaches
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Some Sports Injuries
Patients are advised to have at least two treatments spaced at either weekly or fortnightly intervals followed by further treatments at intervals depending upon the severity of the problem.
Routine checkups are beneficial.