What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine. Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.

Muscles, joints and organs of the body are controlled by the brain via the nervous system, an information “superhighway”.

Chiropractic identifies and corrects nervous system interference.

Thus Chiropractic's primary goal is not simply to alleviate the pain that is often experienced in and around the back, although that is often one of the beneficial side-effects of chiropractic care.

Chiropractors use their hands to manipulate the joints of your spinal column, cranium and limbs where indications are that the system is compromised. Usually, but not always, this is noted as an alteration in normal strength or movement.

Adjustments are carried out using several different techniques, which are delivered with the intention of restoring, maintaining and then optimising nervous system function so that you have the greatest opportunity to be at your best.

Chiropractic is not a treatment, it is a profession, whose practitioners undergo a minimum of four years university training, followed by ongoing post-graduate study to deliver a comprehensive healthcare package. One of the tools used to do this is applying adjustive techniques to the spine and joints of the body. There are many different chiropractic techniques, each with dozens of different adjustments. Chiropractors typically use their hands or specialised clinical instrumentation to adjust the joints of the spine and body. The chiropractors at Skip Lane are also trained in Western Acupuncture, which helps restore muscle function, relieve pain and decrease healing time. Pain is a warning sign which should not be ignored; your chiropractor is trained to diagnose the cause. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or use surgical procedures.