Chiropractic Treatment Neck Pain – How It Works

Chiropractic treatment neck pain may be something you are considering if you are suffering from neck pain and have been unable to find suitable relief. Understanding how chiropractic care works will enable you to find the right chiropractor for your needs.

The term chiropractic comes from the Greek words for hand (‘cheir’) and for action (‘praxis’). An Edinburgh chiropractor will primarily use their hands to treat pain in the muscles, joints and nerves by making adjustments to the spine and supporting joints. Adjustments are made by the chiropractor Edinburgh based by the application of controlled but sudden force to the joint. This pushes the joint beyond its normal movement range, with the intention of loosening the joint. There are several reasons why the joints and vertebrae in the neck may require such treatment. There may be tissue damage or scarring caused through repetitive actions, or through trauma. One such type of trauma that can cause neck pain is whiplash. In terms of the neck, adjustments are more commonly known as cervical manipulations. This often involve the sharp twisting of the neck to snap the vertebrae back into place. This is one key reason why you need to ensure that the chiropractor you choose is suitably trained, experienced and qualified. Within the UK, including Scotland, all chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council; and should be able to provide evidence of this registration. While manipulation of the spine and neck is key to treatment, your first session with the chiropractor should involve assessment of your health and the history of your condition.

All the chiropractors that practice at the Capital Chiropractic clinic in Morningside, Edinburgh are registered with the GCC, so you can be assured that our team will give you the best possible chiropractic treatment neck pain care available. To learn more about the centre, or to ask questions, we can be reached on 0131 226 1336. Alternatively, you can visit