What is Chiropractic?

The World Heath Organisation (WHO) defines chiropractic as a health care profession.  It is independent of any other health profession and is neither a therapy nor a pseudotherapy.

In 2017 the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) carried out an evidence review on the use of multi-modal approaches used in Chiropractic, which supported treatment for the following conditions:

  • Ankle sprain (short term management)

  • Cramp

  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • Joint pains

  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise

  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Lumbago

  • Mechanical neck pain

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Muscle spasms

  • Plantar fasciitis (short term management)

  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder complaints

  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder

  • Tension and inability to relax