The chiropractic treatment focuses on the nervous system. Nature supplied us with a spine not only to protect the nervous system but also for mobility. The segments of the spine can lose their natural mobility due to different causes. These kinds of disturbances result in improper function and loss of the body’s resistance to injury and disease. Chiropractic specialises in the detection and elimination of these disturbances and their causes, allowing the body to reach its maximum health potential.
This is achieved by a gentle chiropractic adjustment involving mobilisation of a joint in a specific direction by bringing the joint to tension and applying a small, gentle thrust.
Therapeutic methods used include muscle therapies, exercise programs, and other supporting therapies (for example physical therapy, taping, and nutritional advice). Advice is also given on posture and lifestyle modifications.
Chiropractic may help with a large range of conditions. Even some that you may not expect!
Chiropractic has been proven to help with:
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If there is something that has been bothering you or a family member, please contact us for more information as to whether chiropractic may help.
The word "chiropractic" comes from ancient Greek and means "treating with the hand". Chiropractic is a very gentle and safe therapeutic procedure that does not employ medication or surgery.
Chiropractic is a scientifically and legally recognized health profession in more than 40 countries. The chiropractor treats functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system as well as any associated effect on the nervous system and general health. This includes joint restrictions, tight muscles, radiating pain, headaches, dizziness, whiplash associated disorder, prolapsed discs and specifically emphasizes the early recognition and prevention of mechanical functional impairments. The most common reason to seek chiropractic care, however, remains nonspecific back pain. It is a little known fact that a qualified chiropractor can treat just about any joint in the body. One example may be addressing restrictions of the ankle joint to reestablish biomechanical function following ankle sprains.
The term "Chiropractor" is not a new buzz word but the correct and traditional occupational title of our profession. The main difference compared to the others is the (full-time) university degree awarded to chiropractors. Such an internationally recognized training is currently not possible in Germany. All chiropactors in Germany have received their education abroad.
Other titles such as Chirotherapeut or Chiropraktiker are used by health practitioners (GER: Heilpraktiker) and general practitioners with limited training in manual therapies/medicine. Unfortunately, these titles are not legally binding and an increasing number of other therapists call themselves "Chiropractors" to imply a higher standard of training and proficiency than they actually have. It is therefore worth inquiring about the actual training of the practitioner that calls himself a "chiropractor" before making an appointment. Today less than 100 chiropractors are in practice in Germany.
The scope of chiropractic care is very broad indeed. Infants and children, as well as geriatric patients can be treated effectively for a wide range of complaints. The classic example of a chiropractic patient is a middle aged adult seeking relief for his back pain. There are specializations in our profession, such as chiropractic pediatrics or sports chiropractic, to care the special needs of different patient populations.
Sports chiropractic is gaining increasing attention and reputation in Germany. Competitive and professional athletes from all sports routinely seek chiropractic care to gain the extra edge for peak performance as well as for injury prevention.
Chiropractic pediatrics applies slightly modified, particularly gentle approaches when treating infants and children. Due to the extensive training, a broad spectrum of effective and safe techniques is available for the treatment of infants and children.