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Chiropractic Health Care

Chiropractors regularly and successfully treat anyone from newborns through to grandparents.  But if you have never experienced chiropractic treatment for yourself or had a family member undergo treatment it might will be, and please excuse the pun, all a bit Greek to you.  So starting with the basics.. the word chiropractic is derived from the Greek (hence my awful pun) and means “to perform with the hands”.  This is because the most important element in a chiropractor’s treatment is the manual treatment of the joints and muscles of the body.

We know from paintings from ancient Egypt and Greece the treatment we call chiropractic was used thousands of years ago.  However, modern chiropractic was not funded until 1895 by Daniel David Palmer in the United States.

Today, Chiropractors are specially educated in treating the joints and muscles of the body with their hands.

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Phone: 04 566 0716
Email:  office@lhchiro.co.nz
28 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
(opposite Westfield)
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Most people go and see a chiropractor when they are in pain or discomfort and in the mistaken belief they have put something out of place or something is pressing on a nerve.  What they do not realise is spinal joints react in the same way as other joints when sprained.  Like a sprained ankle there is inflammation which causes irritation to the tissues surrounding these joints including the nervous system and as this inflammation decreases so does the pain.  But the muscle damage, ligmentous damage remains and the spinal joints remain unstable.
 
From a practitioner’s point of view getting rid of the client’s pain is only the first stage of rehabilitation.  After this the chiropractor looks at the full function of the joints involved and the stability of the muscles and surrounding tissues.
Lower Hutt Chiropractic Clinic Team