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What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractic is a treatment where a practitioner called a chiropractor uses their hands to help relieve problems with the bones, muscles and joints.

Chiropractic can mainly help with pain in muscles and joints, such as:

Your first visit – what to expect

If you’re a first-time patient at Aligned Health Care, you’ll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.

Examination and History

In order to pinpoint your problem, the chiropractor will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent. As qualified medical practitioners chiropractors fully screen every patient for related medical issues. This process may take approximately 45 minutes. If any condition is identified that should be brought to the attention of your GP or other health care professional, we will discuss this with you at the time.

The General Chiropractic Council has a leaflet with more about what to expect when you see a chiropractor (PDF, 105kb).

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