Chiropractic Services – Barnstaple North Devon
Why use a chiropractor?
People usually seek a Chiropractor for pain caused by accident, injuries at work, poor posture or sports injuries, but it is not only back pain and leg pain that are eased with Chiropractic care.
It is safe, effective treatment for many muscle, joint and nerve problems in people of all ages.
The central nervous system is the body’s control system which co-ordinates most functions in the body. The spinal cord and the nerve roots that exist around each spinal bone can easily be damaged by stress or trauma.
Improper motion of vertebrae can cause nerve irritation this is why Chiropractors work primarily with the spine, to remove interference that may be causing pain or impairing normal health and activities.
What happens at an appointment?
An initial visit will take up to 45 minutes. A case history and a full neurological and orthopaedic examination will be undertaken in order to evaluate the patient’s condition. New digital high frequency x-ray facilities are available if indicated, allowing further insight with minimal x-ray dosage. The Chiropractor then carries out a detailed analysis of the bones, joints and muscles, to identify the problem. Before treatment is started a detailed report of findings is given allowing the patient to gain a full understanding of their problem and how it is to be addressed.
Treatment consists of gently unlocking the stiff joints with manipulation by hand. The adjustments help return the joint to normal function, create reflexes that reduce muscle spasm and help to relieve pain and ill health.
The Chiropractor may recommend additional procedures or suggest other ways to enhance the healing process.
Dr Stephen Masters: Doctor of Chiropractic
Stephen Masters is a Doctor of Chiropractic BSc (Chiro) MCC (Orthopaedics) P.G. DIP (Clinical Chiropractic).
Stephen, a born and bred Devonian, has been practising in Barnstaple since 1992. He qualified at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic after a 4 year full time course.
He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a member of the British Chiropractic Association and a specialist member of the College of Chiropractors.
Stephen’s Post Graduate Diploma is in the area of rehabilitation of chronic or recurrent spinal complaints, combining manipulation of the spine with specific exercise to regain strength, often lost by prolonged inactivity as a result of pain, or by compensating for painful movements.
Stephen is recognised by most Insurance companies including BUPA and PPP, although as some policies vary it is wise to clarify the exact requirements before commencing treatment.
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