Many people believe that chiropractors only manipulate the spine.
Chiropractors, however, are equally competent at treating other conditions such as sports injuries, and any other area of the musculoskeletal system. Treatment may indeed involve manipulation, but this may not necessarily be appropriate for your condition.
Anna may use a combination of other treatments such as massage, stretching, exercises or other procedures such as strapping or ultrasound. The important thing is that your treatment is individually tailored to your needs, based on your condition, your physique, and your medical history.
If manipulation is used, this is done to free joints in the spine or other areas which are not moving properly. Usually, this involves a short thrust to the joint which may result in an audible ‘click’, which is the sound of gas bubbles popping in the joint fluid as the pressure is released. There is, however, no instant cure and some patients may experience temporary soreness due to inflammation in the early stages of treatment.
As your care continues, your condition should improve and stabilise, and you will be advised of life-style changes and/or exercise to maintain this.