What is Chiropractic

SpineChiropractic is defined in Greek as "done by hand" stemming from Greek definition; "chiro" meaning hand and "practic" meaning practice and has become the third largest primary health care profession worldwide. Chiropractic is a health profession which is focused on the neuro-muscular-skeletal system in terms of obtaining a diagnosis, providing treatment and aiding prevention. Therefore, the chiropractor focuses on the functioning of your spine and extremities, the associated/surrounding muscles and the nerves involved.

Chiropractic Association of South AfricaChiropractic Association of South Africa is the governing body of Chiropractic in South Africa.



The chiropractor evaluates the biomechanical structure of the spine to detect any restricted movement between each vertebral segment. Fixation of a joint segment can lead to irritation of the joint itself, the surrounding muscles and/or the spinal nerve root - Chiropractic Association of South Africa

The Benefits

If the case is seen as a viable chiropractic case, treatment will involve the use of a highly specialised adjustment. The adjustment is applied to a hypomobile/fixated segment to restore optimal joint movement and to decrease nerve irritation as well as associated muscle spasm.

A study published in 2004 stated that chiropractic care produces superior results with regards to safety, effectiveness, cost effectiveness and patient satisfaction. (British Medical Journal, 19 November 2004: 1-18).

Where to find me

The Village Medical Centre - Parktown

Family Chiropractor

Address
12 Seventh Ave
Parktown North
Johannesburg
2193