A chiropractor Leeds manipulates the joints, bones and muscles with their hands to help reduce pain and increase mobility. The term chiropractor comes from the Latin prefix ‘chiro’ meaning hand and Ancient Greek for ‘practical’ or ‘do’. Chiropractic has ancient roots and can be traced back over 2000 years to Buddhist temples where depictions of spinal manipulation methods were found.
A chiropractor is a qualified health professional; they must have a degree in chiropractic recognised by the General Chiropractic Council. The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) describes UK chiropractic as a ‘statutorily-regulated healthcare profession’.
What Is The Difference Between A Chiropractor and an Osteopath?
Many people wonder which practitioner is best to see for their back pain and related complaints. While a chiropractor specialises in muscle and joint pain, particularly around the spine, an osteopath treats a wider range of issues around the body.
Not sure which service is right for you? Revive chiropractic offer a free 20-minute chat to discuss the most effective type of treatment for your pain.
A chiropractor’s aim is to give you as much pain-free mobility as possible. From everyday aches, pains and stiffness to frozen shoulder and chronic back pain, a chiropractor provides you with bespoke treatment and lifestyle advice. Headaches and back pain don’t have to be a part of everyday life.
Do I Need A Referral from A Doctor?
No. You don’t require a referral as a chiropractor is trained to diagnose and treat your issue. However, they will always refer you to another healthcare professional if needed.
If you are in severe or sudden pain, visit your local GP or ring the NHS helpline on 111. They can advise you of who and when to see someone if you need help quickly.
Common Conditions A Chiropractor Can Help With
Leeds Chiropractor’s treat a wide variety of conditions and pain. These are some of the most common ailments we are experts at helping our clients with:
Back and Neck Pain
Not only is a chiropractor effective at reducing pain and increasing your mobility, visiting your chiropractor can be a useful preventative measure for future back and neck problems. There are many causes of back and neck pain. Your chiropractor can help diagnose the cause quickly or suggest techniques that will help manage pain and help you move again.
Migraine and Headaches
It is estimated that the UK population loses 25 million days from work or school each year because of migraine. There are many variables that affect migraine attacks or cervicogenic headaches (one that begins in the neck), however poor posture, neck and shoulder tension are common factors. A chiropractor can provide a treatment plan to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches or even stop them entirely.
Common types of sports injuries include sprains that affect ligaments and strains that affect muscle fibres or tendons. A sports massage is a great way to prevent injury, encourage recovery or enhance performance in those who take part in regular physical exercise. We understand the benefits of being fit and active, so we make sure to quickly diagnose and create a treatment plan to get you back to your old self in no time.
Common sports injuries include:
Rotator cuff dysfunction
Frozen shoulder is also known as ‘adhesive capsulitis’.
This painful condition causes long-lasting stiffness that doesn’t go away. A chiropractor can help reduce pain and increase mobility through a variety of exercises and recommendations based on your lifestyle and posture.
Treatments may include a combination of:
Advice on pain relief
Guidance on posture
Pins & Needles
Everyone has experienced pins and needles at some point in their life; especially if you have been sat or laid in awkward position. Pins and needles is an uncomfortable sensation that is caused by pressure, resulting in compression of the nerves and should usually disappear when you begin to move. However, if pins and needles reoccur regularly, you may need help from a chiropractor. Spinal manipulation can be useful to decompress the spine and restore comfort to your limbs.
Hip and Knee Pain
Injury or overuse are common causes of hip and knee pain. Knee pain can even be indicative of a hip problem. Hip issues can include:
Gluteal muscle problems
Issues with the psoas muscle
A chiropractor can provide treatment and advise on exercises to increase pelvic stability and strengthen your leg muscles.
Foot and Ankle Pain
Pain in the foot or ankle can affect your:
Bottom or top of the foot
Ball of the foot
Foot and ankle pain can be especially debilitating or painful. A chiropractor can help you strengthen the ligaments and muscles in your foot to prevent further injury, increase mobility and encourage healing.
Not Sure If Chiropractic Treatment Is Right For You?
If you’re wondering whether you need to see a chiropractor in Leeds, you’ve come to the right place.
At Revive Chiropractic, we offer a free 20 minute chat to discuss your needs and identify how treatment can help you. After this chat, it’s entirely up to you whether you wish to go ahead with treatment and book an initial consultation with one of our practitioners.
The benefits of a chiropractor is wide-ranging and is suitable for the majority of people including from children to the elderly. Many clients book a consultation as a preventative measure to maintain a good posture or prevent reoccurring back pain.
How Much Does A Chiropractor Leeds Cost?
Most Leeds chiropractors offer private care as it is not widely available on the NHS. Private care is useful if you would like to avoid waiting times or if there aren’t any services available on the NHS in your local area.
Chiropractor Leeds prices can vary depending on location, length and type of treatment.
Here at Revive chiropractic, we have 3 different kinds of consultation available at our clinic.
Here are our top tips to ensure you find the best chiropractic services in your local area:
Check Your Local Chiropractor Is Registered with The General Chiropractic Council
The council (also known as the GGC) is an independent body that ensures high standards of chiropractic care are maintained across the UK. On their website (gcc-uk.org), you can search for your nearest registered practitioner or clinic. This way, you can check that your chiropractor is legally registered and fully qualified.
Read Local Reviews
Online reviews are now an important tool in how clients choose services. In 2019, 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business so it’s important to find out as much as possible through a quick Google search. Likewise, sharing your experience whether positive or negative will continue to help future clients choose the right services for them.
Your Chiropractor Should:
Recommend your GP or other health professionals where necessary
Nurture a relationship built on trust; they should listen to your concerns and act accordingly
Provide a holistic approach and suggest lifestyle advice and guidance where necessary
Explain why and how your treatment plan is beneficial to you
Why Choose Revive as Your Leeds Chiropractor?
Revive Chiropractic have been providing care to patients across Leeds for over nine years. We have two practices in Leeds so you can be sure to access us easily. We are passionate about providing each patient with a bespoke treatment plan – we recognise that each complaint and individual experience is different which is why we place you at the centre of our care. In addition, the team ensure that your appointment never feels rushed. Our appointments are 40 minutes long to provide thorough treatment and listen to your needs. Our late opening times ensure offer flexibility for those of you with busy schedules!
About Revive Chiropractic
If you’re looking for a chiropractor Leeds, Alison and the team at Revive are happy to help. We have 2 clinics across North and East Leeds, find out how to find us here.
If you’re looking for the best chiropractor Leeds, we can help!