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What is Chiropractic?

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What does a Chiropractor do?

A big question I'm often asked is what is Chiropractic and how can the adjustment performed by Chiropractors help me?

Chiropractic is a profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, particularly those of the spine.

(British Chiropractic Association)

Chiropractors work with a focus on the nervous system. When there is a specific misalignment of the spine it can interfere with the nervous system and whatever the nerve controls can be affected which can lead to dysfunction and long-term problems. (please CLICK HERE to see our Interactive Spine which shows the areas of the spine and problems misalignment can cause). The misalignments of the spine and pressure on the nerves are caused by two types of trauma. Big traumas like accidents, falling over and small, repetitive traumas that happen every day in our lives.

Nervous System


Posture Correct Position

Correct Position

Posture Hollow Back

Hollow Back

Posture Flat Pelvis

Flat Pelvis

Posture Slumping

Slumping Posture

Posture Military

Military Posture

Posture Round Shoulders

Round Shoulders


Most misalignments in the spine come from years of bad habits and poor posture placing pressure on joints, nerves and the muscles.

These small traumas can be caused by repeated bad posture (e.g. slouching in front of a computer or phone) or other habits over a long duration which causes poor condition of the spine, e.g. emotional stress, lifting children incorrectly, gardening, not exercising properly as well as arthritis developing in the joints. When these joints become misaligned it can cause a lot of problems like low back pain, neck pain, headaches and sciatica.

Our Madrid Chiropractor Dr Ben works by using specialist techniques and technology to assess the nervous system, joints, spine and muscles within the body. Through specific adjustments we then work by realigning the joints of the spine and removing pressure on the nervous system. Then with proper alignment restored you start feeling a HUGE DIFFERENCE!

We will always answer the 4 most important questions on a patient's mind:

  • What's Wrong?
  • Can it be fixed?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much will it cost?

Dr Ben Payne, Madrid Chiropractor, is a British qualified Chiropractor and registered with the General Chiropractic Council. He has owned and managed clinics in the UK, Portugal and now Spain.