Welcome to Aligned Health Care – Chiropractors in Ayr
The chiropractors at Aligned Health Care are specialists in treating back pain and a whole variety of musculoskeletal problems. One of the best things about chiropractic is that we help get you on the road to recovery without the use of drugs or surgery. For many problems with the nervous system, joints, bones and muscles, treatment without the use of drugs or surgery is the most appropriate and risk free method. Our methods are all evidence-based, natural and are based on years of chiropractic training and experience.
>> Our techniques
The medical professionals and therapists at Aligned Health Care employ a range of proven techniques for each individual case. Sometimes, after assessing and discussing your clinical condition, a combination of techniques may be recommended. Below you’ll find a brief explanation of the most common techniques we use.
Currently, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for lower back pain. NICE makes this recommendation on the basis of scientific evidence. NICE 2009 guidelines on low back pain (PDF, 980kb).
There is evidence that acupuncture has a beneficial effect on the following conditions:
- chronic back pain
- dental pain
- pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy
- headache nausea and vomiting in pregnancy or after an operation
- osteoarthritis of the knee
This assessment system is increasing in use worldwide and used by most major English and Scottish football and rugby teams, British military, NFL and elite sports men and women in tennis, swimming, athletics and cycling.
>> What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton to allow the muscles, joints and nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility.
A misalignment of the joints can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, poor posture and osteoarthritis. This can lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles, or restricted mobility.