Allan Dalziel DC MMCA MCC
Registered McTimoney Chiropractor - Clarkston - Glasgow
McTimoney Chiropractic - “Gentle And Effective Treatment For The Whole Body”
What Is Chiropractic - Chiropractic Facts And Information

What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a straightforward method of adjusting the bones of your body to maintain the correct alignment of your spine and to ensure that your body's nerve supply works efficiently. It seeks to eliminate the cause, not just treat symptoms, and through subtle adjustments, chiropractic care can relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility and provide a route to better health.

Your spinal column is made up of 24 movable vertebrae, the sacrum, and the coccyx. This column also houses the spinal cord through which nerve information is transmitted around the rest of your body.

How does it work?
Whilst the spinal column maintains correct alignment, nerve information is passed accurately. However, if any part of your spinal column becomes misaligned then a nerve may become impinged, compressed, or stretched, distorting the information that passes along it. This can lead to pain, discomfort, or restricted mobility.

Misalignment of the vertebrae or bones can occur for many reasons, such as incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, childbirth, falls, stress and poor posture, and these conditions will all worsen over time if not corrected.

McTimoney chiropractors use only their hands to adjust the bones of your body. The key to the success of the adjustments is in the speed, dexterity and accuracy with which they are performed.

Can Chiropractic help you?
The gentle nature of the McTimoney Chiropractic technique makes it especially suitable for people of all ages including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly. Because of the way chiropractors positively affect the functioning of the nervous system, the following conditions often benefit from treatment:

Back, neck and shoulder pain
Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints and bones
Migraine and tension headaches
Muscular aches and pains
Digestive problems
Sports injuries

What to expect from your first treatment
Normally your first visit can last between thirty minutes and an hour. It may be necessary for you to remove some of your clothes. Tell your Chiropractor if you feel uncomfortable about this however if you are asked to undress, you will be offered a gown.

Allan will take a full case history regarding your general health background as well as details of your symptoms. This will help in assessing and analysing your particular problem. Allan will then thoroughly examine all the joints in your body, literally from head to toe, and undertake any further clinical assessment that might be necessary to determine that it is safe to treat you. McTimoney Chiropractors have a very finely tuned sense of touch, developed in their four years of training, which enables them to identify misalignments of the vertebrae and other bones. Upon finding a problem, Allan will use one of a number of light, swift and dexterous techniques, characteristic of McTimoney chiropractic, to adjust each individual bone that requires it.

If your McTimoney chiropractor, Allan Dalziel, discovers or suspects a problem, which requires medical investigation or an x-ray, he will refer you to your GP. Wherever possible Allan will work in co-operation with your GP and a letter, where required, is sent to your doctor informing them of your treatment.

Will I get help and advice to ensure the problem does not recur?
Yes. You will receive postural advice after the treatment to help your body get the most benefit from the adjustments you have received, and to raise your awareness of simple things that you may doing every day which may be exacerbating your problem. You may also be given some basic exercises or stretches to do if your chiropractor feels that would be beneficial.

How many sessions will you need?
The number of sessions needed varies considerably depending on:

Your age: you generally heal more slowly as you get older.
The nature of the problem: a simple backache will often clear more quickly than a sciatic problem.
How long you have had the problem: generally, yesterday's injury will resolve faster than one of 20 years' standing.

Most patients need between two and six sessions, but your chiropractor will give you a better idea of the probable treatment plan after he has examined you at the first session.

Do I have to pay for treatment?
You will need to pay for your treatment unless you are covered by Private Medical Insurance, a health cash plan, or, live in an area where NHS funded care is available. Treatment through the NHS is not widely available at the present time.
Allan Dalziel DC MMCA MCC - McTimoney Chiropractor McTimoney Chiropractic Clinic
44 Brackenrig Crescent, Waterfoot, Glasgow G76 0HF
0141 644 1111       07903 553521
General Chiropractic Council Registration Number 00855
Monday to Friday Appointments : 9 am to 8 pm By Arrangement
Saturday Appointments : 9 am To 1 pm By Arrangement
Appointment Times Are Flexible To Accommodate Patient’s Needs