Durham Family Chiropractic are an award-winning multidisciplinary family practice serving County Durham and the surrounding areas since 1997.
Chiropractic is a profession that was founded in 1895 and translates from Greek to mean ‘to do, or to practice by hand’. Today, chiropractic is the third biggest healthcare profession next to medicine and dentistry.
Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
Chiropractors specifically offer a hands-on approach, their work is not just limited to the spine. Chiropractors also work with all of the joints and soft tissues of the body. Improving the function of your spine and nervous system can offer help for a wide range of conditions that can negatively be affecting your health.
What Chiropractic Techniques do you use?
At Durham Family Chiropractic, our team of chiropractors offer a wide range of treatment techniques to people that are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as an alternative to drugs and surgery. Our approach to patient management includes diversified technique, Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC), Thompson, activator, Flexion-Manipulation and Medical Acupuncture / Dr Needling.
How can Chiropractic Help Me?
Chiropractic can help restore normal mechanical function to your body and relieve symptoms by applying specific adjustments to your spine, pelvis and joints. We have helped many people restore function to their body and improve their quality of life by correcting their underlying problems.
Why should we choose Durham Family Chiropractic?
We are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. This means that our training and ongoing professional standards and frameworks are continuously monitored to ensure that you receive the highest standard of treatment.
What typically happens during a chiropractic adjustment?
Your chiropractor will apply an adjustment to one or several joints in the spine, pelvis or extremities. This is usually done while you lay face down, face up, on your side or while standing against the wall.
Why can I sometimes hear a popping sound when my chiropractor adjusts me?
The popping sound, otherwise known as a cavitation, is caused when joint surfaces are separated during an adjustment causing gasses to escape. The occurrence of cavitation is not indicative of the adjustment having worked and in itself has no therapeutic benefit.
How often will I have to see my chiropractor?
The number and frequency of appointments will vary greatly depending on the nature of your complaint as well as lifestyle and other health related factors, however, the average number of visits is around 6-12 over a 4-6 week period. Your chiropractor may then recommend maintenance adjustments several times per year depending on your lifestyle.