What is chiropractic care

Chiropractic treatments

We have a range of specialised treatments designed to offer relief from pain, help improve posture and mobility, and help to promote long-term health and wellbeing.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions that arise due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, in particular related to the spine.

Chiropractors are well known for treating back and neck pain, but that’s not all they do. Patients also consult chiropractors regarding conditions in other areas of the body.

Your treatment - what to expect

Chiropractic care does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery. We use our hands to safely and gently manipulate and free the joints of the spine and associated musculoskeletal conditions arising from the back and neck, where signs of restriction in movement are found, to help improve mobility and relieve pain. This treatment is known as ‘adjustment’ or ‘manipulation’ and sometimes can be aided by taking X-rays, using heat or ice, electro-therapy such as ultrasound and interferential massage or acupuncture needles.

As a patient, you may be given specific exercises to help maintain and improve your condition, and advice on posture, movement and lifestyle to prevent relapses. If your chiropractor identifies an underlying condition for which other treatment is appropriate, you will be referred to your GP or another specialist without delay.

Barnstaple Clinic

Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2DB

Holsworthy Clinic

Holsworthy Medical Centre, Dobles Lane, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6GH

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would like to book your appointment then get in touch!

Tel: 01271 376776