The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility. An issue with the joints can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, and poor posture. This can lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles, or restricted mobility.
McTimoney Chiropractors aim to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as badly lifting a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for long periods of time. The injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain and reduced function. Manipulation of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility so helping alleviate pain and muscle tightness.