I quite clearly don’t get chiropractic across well to some people. I take the blame myself, it’s not them. It has to be me. On an infrequent basis a patient will say to me ” I have this problem in my knee/hand/foot, do you do knees/hands/feet?”. Now, it would be easy for me to say “Of course we do!” and even be a bit indignant that they don’t know. But that would be foolish. It’s MY fault that they don’t. So this goes some way to starting to correct that lack of education on my part.
As chiropractors we’re trained to work with all the joints of the body and do extensive work with extremity joints as they’re known. It so happens that the joints in spine tend to develop more problems than those elsewhere and, because of the nervous systems involvement, are much more significant than extremities. As a result we get this reputation for “only doing backs” well, we do a lot more than that.
Although most of our work IS on the spine this doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t know what to do with hands, feet, knees, elbows etc. There are a great many techniques at our disposal and we are well trained to be able to distinguish between the problems we can help and those that we can’t. You’d be surprised at the issues that chiropractic can help. Some rather irritating edicts from the advertising standards and our governing body prevent me from listing them , but give us a call, or better still, come in and see us. We’ll be straight with you and tell you if we can help. Because often the answer to “Do we do…?” is “Yes, we do!”
Till next time,