Exploring the benefits of Chiropractic treatment

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) confirm that Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles). They use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility. This including hands-on manipulation of the spine. Your chiropractor can also provide you with advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.

The BCA is the largest and longest-standing association for chiropractors in the UK. They only accept members who have graduated from a nationally or internationally-recognised college of chiropractic education. Chiropractors must have a minimum of four years full-time training. This ensures chiropractors maintain high standards of conduct, practice, education and training.

NICE recommends manual therapy that might include spinal manipulation as a treatment option for persistent lower back pain. People of all ages may benefit from chiropractic treatment, it is not age restrictive. Cover for this type of therapy is often covered under the therapies section of Health Insurance and Cash Plans.

Dealing with everyday tasks in life which involve lifting, pushing, carrying etc. can cause your muscles, joints and bones to become stiff and sore over time. This may result in undesirable aches and pains.  Although you can self-treat with pain killers and compression packs, it is far better to get professional treatment as soon as possible. You want to ensure that the problem is treated properly with hopefully a long-term resolution.

Chiropractic Treatment is known for back and neck pain management.  However, they can also treat a broad range of complaints including:

  • Repetitive stains
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Arthritic pain
  • General aches and pains in muscles and joints

What happens when you first visit a chiropractor?

When you meet your chiropractor for the first time, they will start a discussion about you, your health and your reasons for seeking chiropractic care.

They will ask a number of questions in order to ascertain how the problem started, where you experience your symptoms and may even ask questions about your past health history which will help them ensure that chiropractic care is the appropriate treatment for your condition.

Once your medical history has been completed your will be invited to have a thorough chiropractic exam.

What happens once you have had a chiropractic exam?

Following a thorough examination of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints) and other tests, such as x-rays, blood tests or an MRI/CT scan, where the chiropractor deems them to be appropriate. They will then provide a diagnosis, what treatment you can expect to receive and what you can do to help yourself.

Visit the link below to learn more about what Chiropractic treatment involves and the variety of techniques used:


If you would like to check your current Private Medical Insurance policy to see whether you have access to this benefit or would like to take out a Private Medical Insurance policy that covers chiropractic treatment for the future, then please contact us on 01245 929 129 or email us at enquires@smphealthcare.com  and we will be happy to help.