Chiropractors treat problems with the joints, bones and muscles of the body. Problems with the joints and muscles can have an unfavourable effect on the nervous system and general health.
Chiropractic works on all joints of the body, but concentrates on the spine. Chiropractors use gentle adjustments (the chiropractic word for manipulation) to improve the way in which your body works and to decrease pain.
Chiropractic does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession, so you do not need to be referred by your doctor. A chiropractor is trained to diagnose your problem and will refer you to another health-care practitioner if necessary.
Back pain? Book your chiropractic session by calling 0113 260 0794
In common with other health professions, chiropractic is regulated by Act of Parliament. The Chiropractors Act 1994 is a good example of modern legislation and it gives strong powers to the regulatory body, the General Chiropractic Council (www.gcc-uk.org).
Chiropractors who are on the GCC's Statutory Register have met legal criteria for registration and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as a chiropractor if they are not registered with the GCC.
All of our chiropractors at the Crossgates and Rothwell Chiropractic Clinics are members of the British Chiropractic Association and are fully insured.