Edinburgh Chiropractor Vicky Pittman going trough a ROF
Patient having neck joints palpated by Edinburgh Chiropractor Alan Cavanagh

How Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. (Definition by World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001)

In Essence, Chiropractors focus on the relationship between your body’s structure and function and how that in turn affects optimal health. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system chiropractors can play a major part in relieving disorders arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, and everyday wear and tear that happens to us all. 

Inadequate or incorrect function of our spinal joints can cause irritation of the nerves and muscles that control our posture and movement. This spinal nerve stress can lead to the symptoms of discomfort and pain, which are a warning that your body is not functioning properly. 

Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. The skilled manipulation is very specific, directed at individual joints in order to reduce strains and improve mobility exactly where required. Our packages of care may also include a range of additional methods including:  mobilisation, ultrasound, interferential therapy as well as soft tissue techniques including trigger point therapy, active release technique, myofascial release and massage. 

Here at Morningside Chiropractic, we provide care for patients of all ages, who present with a range of acute and chronic conditions.  As well as advice about self-help, exercise, diet and lifestyle, chiropractors provide support for pain management, sports injuries and active rehabilitation. The rehabilitation programs are specific to each patient’s requirements and one of the most important tools to try and help restore optimal movement patterns and reduce reoccurrence.  

The effectiveness of chiropractic treatment is supported by research as well as by various UK government and medical organisations. Patients see chiropractors in a private capacity either through self referral or as a result of a referral from their GP, other doctor or health professional. We also treat people who are seeking treatment through private health insurers.