Answers to frequently asked questions

Chiropractic is a profession recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

It’s safe, it respects the needs of the body and it’s adapted to each person. The way that we adjust the spine of an older person is not the same that we do for an athlete nor a pregnant woman.

We have a wide range of techniques that allow us to work in a safe and effective way with the majority of cases that present to us.

Chiropractors have an education of 4-6 years of full time university which give them the ability to evaluate each case specifically and be able to work safely.

 

The official definition by the Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ) is: Chiropractic is a sanitary profession of first contact that is specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the mechanical alterations in the vertebral column, and in particular any dysfunction in the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors diagnose and correct the articular dysfunctions in the vertebral column, which are called vertebral subluxations, fixations or joint restrictions that have a neurological impact, as demonstrated by studies on joint neurophysiology, and therefore can influence the balance and homeostasis of the body.

Correcting these articular dysfunctions, the goal is to improve the physiological function of the organism.

The focus is on the close relationship between the nervous system, spine and health, defining health as a state of biological, psychological and social wellbeing as defined by the WHO (World Health Organization)

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We all have a vertebral column and a nervous system, and we need them to function perfectly for us to be healthy. Chiropractors free the interferences in your spine and nervous system so that they can function optimally.

The first visit is 70€ and the following visits are 50€ each. It is possible to buy a pack of 6 sessions for 270€ instead of 300€.

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The first visit lasts approximately 55 minutes while the subsequent visits are 25 minutes each.

The chronicity of the pain and dysfunction and the complexity of the case will determine how long it will take for the body to heal and the number of sessions required. 

Each person responds differently to chiropractic care, some will improve very rapidly and others will require more time. 

The involvement of the person in taking responsibility for their own health is a determining factor in the recovery process. The change needs to come from within, changing our posture, lifestyle and mindset, and following the recommendations of the chiropractor.

“Healing is a process, not an event”. Any change in the body requires time.

For example, if we want to strengthen our body in the gym or lose weight through a diet, we know that it won’t be sufficient to do it only for one day to really create a change and have lasting results.

For this reason we recommend continuing care until not only the pain has disappeared but also the function in the body is fully restored and the correct alignment is stable, otherwise you could have a relapse.

The chiropractor will explain to you the phases of care and guide you through them.

During the first visit we will initially talk about your health and goals.

A clinical history is necessary to understand the state of your body and direct the physical examination to locate the specific dysfunctions that are creating the symptoms.

After the anamnesis, we go through the physical examination to evaluate the state of your vertebral column, posture and nervous system, your articular and muscular function and the global health of your body.

At the end of the visit when we have identified the origin of your symptoms, we will explain the findings to you and how we can help you. 

Finally we will begin the chiropractic care.

We explain to you the first visit here.

Everybody can benefit from a more flexible, aligned and stronger spine.

Chiropractors can evaluate the health of your neuromusculoskeletal system and help you correct and maintain the health of your joints, muscles and nerves.

The majority of people coming to our centre seek help to resolve neck pain, headache, back pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain or other pain, discomfort or dysfunction elsewhere in the body.

Also many people come because of radicular pain (as sciatic pain and cervical radiculopathy), bad posture, stress, anxiety, tiredness and general health disturbances.

Chiropractic is a natural tool which is very effective and it can help your body heal and reach a state of balance.

We all endure much mental/emotional stress, physical stress (bad posture, trauma, injuries and accidents) and chemical stress (processed food, pollution). For this, we need healthy practices and therapies that can help us restore our health.

Benefits of chiropractic

Related article:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716373/
https://www.chiropractic-ecu.org/chiropractic-explained/

No. Chiropractic is a profession that is specialized in the correction of the vertebral column and the interferences in our nervous system.

It is necessary to study for 4-6 years in a full time university to graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic and many years of dedicated practice are required to learn the specific manual adjustments that we perform.

In Spain it’s important to distinguish “Quiropráctica” from “Quiromasaje”, as “Quiropráctica” is chiropractic while “Quiromasaje” is a form of massage. 

We recommend searching for a chiropractor in the platform of the Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ) as they guarantee the standard of education of the professionals in Spain. 

https://quiropractica-aeq.net/buscador/

It’s a specific and safe manipulation that corrects the function of the joints and positively impacts the nervous system. It’s mainly applied to the vertebral column and pelvis to restore their natural function, but it can also be used in other joints of the body where is necessary.

Yes it’s absolutely normal and it’s due to the change in pressure in the joint

In Spain, chiropractic is not recognized as a sanitary profession, although it is in many countries throughout the world. 

Therefore it is necessary to ensure that your chiropractor is a professional graduated from an official chiropractic university, recognized by the international entities regulating chiropractic.

The Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ) includes only the chiropractors that graduated from a university that is recognized by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE).

All the chiropractors that are members of the AEQ can be found through this webpage: https://quiropractica-aeq.net/buscador/

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