Chiropractors are qualified health professionals who offer treatment for problems with the bones, joints and muscles that support the body (the ‘musculoskeletal system’).
Problems may occur as a result of accidents, illness, poor posture, lack of exercise, sports injury - or simply everyday wear and tear. These problems tend to cause pressure on the nerves in the body.
Those seeking help and advice include both young and older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and people who do sport.
Chiropractors treat a wide variety of conditions, including: back, neck or joint pain and conditions arising from sports injury. They also treat headaches caused by neck problems, as well as helping patients with migraine prevention.
Treatment by a chiropractor involves manipulation - very precise handling or movement - of the spine or joints to remedy the problem.