What is chiropractic?
The WHO defines chiropractic as "A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations."
Chiropractors provide a comprehensive approach to the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal disorders. We assess the impact of spinal and joint dysfunction on the nervous system and on general health.
Chiropractic does not rely on drugs or surgery. Instead, we use spinal adjustment and soft tissues techniques to increase the health of the whole body.
You do not need a medical referral before seeing a chiropractor.
Most major health insurers cover chiropractic care in Ireland, but please check with your provider for any terms associated with your particular policy.
It is a growing trend! More patients than ever are seeking chiropractors for their healthcare needs!
When is chiropractic care helpful for me?
There are two general reasons to visit a chiropractor. First, you might be in pain or feel that something is not right in your body. Several examples for conditions my patients have are below. Second, chiropractic care helps to increase and maintain a general feeling of high health and well-being.
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain (Upper, Mid, or Low)
- Arthritis & Joint Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- General aches and pains from joints, muscle spasms and cramp
- Disc Herniations/Bulges
- Headaches (Tension & Migraines)
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Radiating Nerve Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Poor Posture
- Car Accident Injuries
Chiropractic care and pregnancy
I have specialised in chiropractic care for mothers during pregnancy and for children and babies. I use the Webster-Technique and am Webster-certified. See below why I think it is a great idea to see a chiropractor for expecting mothers.
- Reduces back, neck, and joint pain of the expecting mother
- Reduces pelvic girdle pain (SPD)
- Improves comfort as the body changes (centre of gravity shifting forward, increase lower-back curvature, increasing upper-back (thoracic spine) curvature which will lead to extra stress on the neck and shoulders)
- Improves sleep
- Restores pelvic imbalance
- Improves posture
- Shorter labor and safer birth
- Improves ability to exercise
- Chiropractic care can help overcome nursing challenges
- It helps overcome pelvic dysfunction
- It can reduce sciatic pain and rib pain