The World Health Organization (WHO) defines chiropractic as follows:
A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on subluxations.
There’s a huge amount written about chiropractic and even within the profession chiropractors differ as to how they work and what they believe they achieve.
At Clontarf Chiropractic we believe that an optimally aligned skeletal system promotes optimal health. If you’re properly aligned you just function better and you feel better – its really that simple.
Our Patients range from those who present with acute disc lesions in very considerable pain through those with minor misalignments all the way to those who feel fine but have experienced how a little preventative ‘service’ can help keep them feeling good.
Chiropractic has earned recognition for its effectiveness and its focus on natural, drug-free, non-invasive methods of treatment.
Low back/neck/spinal pain can be brought on by an accident, overuse, repetitive stress, muscular inhibition, emotional stress, or just everyday living.
Several studies have been conducted to determine the efficacy of spinal manipulation as a treatment for lower-back pain in general. One of these involved three chiropractic colleges in California, where researchers reported that
“The trend for spinal manipulation to produce better results than any form of treatment to which it was compared was consistent and strong.”
For 86% of the outcomes, spinal manipulation was more effective than any other treatment rendered for lower-back pain.
Conditions treated at Clontarf Chiropractic include:
- Acute lower back pain
- Chronic lower back pain
- Neck pain/restriction
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural correction
Our objective is always find the cause of pain/dysfunction - not to just treat the symptoms.