Chiropractic treatments are often used for musculoskeletal conditions (which affect the muscles, bones and joints).
These conditions include:
Some chiropractors, however, claim to treat a wide range of conditions that are unrelated to muscles, bones and joints, such as:
They may also use chiropractic treatments to maintain overall good health.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) says that treatment provided by chiropractors should:
Anyone receiving chiropractic treatment must first give consent to treatment.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines to the NHS on the use of treatments and care of patients. Currently, NICE recommends that spinal manipulation – as practised by chiropractors – be considered as a treatment option for one condition, which is:
Read information about the safety and regulation of chiropractic.
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