How Chiropractic Works


If you suffer chronic pain, especially in the back, lower back and other joints, it may be time for you to consider a birmingham chiropractor. Chiropractic is the technique of relieving pain using hand (and sometimes) other instruments to align the spine and other joints. It does not use any medicine or surgery. Chiropractic is based on one main assumption – that the body will mostly heal itself if its nervous system is functioning properly. Aligning the spine allows for this to happen.

Your spine is made up of 24 discs. Each of these discs can move and sometimes they move out of place. This is what interferes with the nervous system – the nerves are affected, thus the pain. A chiropractor’s job is to make sure that the discs are back in place and also in alignment with the pelvis and the skull, and this is how chiropractic works!

On your first visit to the chiropractor, he will find out everything about your pain. You will show him where it is so that he can do a physical examination. He may or may not take X ray images depending on the extent of your injury. He will then do the first adjustment. Some people start to feel relief there and then, but usually several sessions are required before you can be completely healed. You will be given a series of appointments before you leave.

Chiropractic care is completely safe and has no side effects. In fact, one of the reasons why it is preferred is because it avoids the use of medications altogether.

. It can even be used on children who are learning to walk, ride a bike and other physical activities. It is also great for the elderly and it can help them restore and improve mobility.

Benefits of chiropractic

Other than healing back pain, there are other benefits of seeing a chiropractor.

•It is great for treating headaches in people who get them often.

•Chiropractic has been proven to be effective in tackling ear problems and even sometimes reducing deafness.

•It is good for people with arthritis and helps them with joint pain.

•It has been used to treat scoliosis.

•The deep tissue massages you receive from the chiropractor will improve blood circulation which allows for better health.

•People who go to the chiropractor on a regular basis report that they sleep better.

When choosing a chiropractor, don’t go with the first one that you come across. You should be careful because there are many frauds who masquerade as chiropractors. Be treated by someone who has the necessary credentials. It helps if they are members of chiropractic  associations. You should choose someone who has been doing it for some time – at least 5 years, and who has built a name for themselves. You should be comfortable enough with them.

Lastly, avoid chiropractors who advertise aggressively. Good chiropractors, like good doctors, are sold by the good work that they do. Now you know how chiropractic works so go and get your back pain or any other pain cured.



The Hunted Kind crime thriller mystery with Varcy and Kendrick

Chiropractor turned Crime Thriller Author Stephen Davison releases The Hunted Kind

From Chiropractor to Crime Thriller Author


Stephen Davison crime thriller author
Author Stephen Davison

Stephen Davison the bestselling crime thriller novelist.  But what a funny route Stephen has had to get there.  He has been a researcher in the field of Immunology at the University of Cambridge, moved on to qualify as a Doctor of Chiropractic, developed a very successful Chiropractic business with his wife Jo, and now has moved in to the world of writing crime novels!  More specifically Kindle Crime mystery novels and he has already enjoyed great success selling over 160,000 copies of his first two novels.

The Varcy and Kendrick Crime Thriller Series

I don’t really see any Chiropractic links to the Varcy and Kendrick Crime Thriller series, although there is a strong medical link to the story lines, especially in Book 1 of the series, Kill and Cure.  The two lead characters are London detectives Varcy and Kendrick, and the stories are always fast paced with twisting plots, essential for a gripping crime thriller!


The Hunted Kind – Book 3 of the Crime Thriller Series

The Hunted Kind crime thriller mystery with Varcy and Kendrick
The Hunted Kind – Book 3 of Varcy and Kendrick

Child Abuse? Care home kids? MP’s and other so-called pillars of society involved in all of it?

Not the easiest subject for a crime thriller, but for chiropractor-turned author Stephen Davison the themes were as exciting as they were surprising.
‘I don’t plan anything,’ he says. ‘I write and see where it takes me. Much of the subject matter just appears and so it’s as unexpected to me as anyone reading it.’
The centre of all this attention is his new crime thriller novel THE HUNTED KIND. The zeitgeist qualities in it are obvious. What with the Savile enquiry, the child abuse allegations up in Rotherham and, in the last few weeks, the fuss around alleged abuse of care home kids by MP’s at Dolphin Square, the theme is very current.

The Blue Cow Summit: A Lifestyle and Business Ideas Event for Business Owners

I am so excited!  I have already booked my VIP seats, my hotel and cannot wait until February 20-21st in london for The Blue Cow Summit.  The Blue Cow Summit is a Business Ideas and Lifestyle event experience for business owners and Entreprenuers of businesses in any niche.

Why is the Blue Cow Summit Special for Business Ideas?

The reason i got so excited about this event is threefold:

The Blue Cow Summit, premier business ideas and lifestyle event
The Blue Cow Summit, premier business ideas and lifestyle event
  • The Blue Cow Summit is being run by Dr’s Jo and Steve Davison.  Both Doctors of Chiropractic, they developed and ran fantastically successful practices before selling these so that they could develop their other passions.  They have developed a fantastic business coaching company, packed with business ideas, called Crack It Training, which initially was for Chiropractic Business Owners to develop their skills, their businesses and provide world class experiences for the patients at these chiropractic centres.  Jo and Steve are now transferring their skills and business ideas to a much wider range of business niches.
  • Second, the Blue cow Summit line-up is amazing!  To have such notable speakers as Dr John DeMartini, Dr Jo Dispenza, Dr Fabrizio Mancini, Daniel Priestley and Gill Fielding is a unique line-up to be seen in the UK.  These are world renowned speakers on business ideas, health, wealth and well-being.
  • Third, the atmosphere at this type of event will be extraordinary!  When you have a line up of speakers as there will be here, and a room full of proactive business owners the energy will be fantastic, and i hope that during networking i will be introduced to new business ideas that will benefit our clients.

How do you book for the Blue Business Ideas & Lifestyle Summit?

CLICK HERE TO BOOK for the 2015 Blue Cow Summit!


What sort of Business Ideas will we get?

  • Dr John DeMartini is a world renowned business consultant and leadership expert and is packed full of business ideas
  • Drs’ Jo and Steve Davison are now proven, inspirational business coaches and will balance your business ideas, growth and personal lives
  • Daniel Priestley is the founder of Key Person of Influence, an inspirational movement  for change for entrepreneurs so amazing business ideas are guaranteed.
  • Gill Fielding, one of Channel 4‘s Secret Millionaires, is a renowned business woman and property investor

If you are a business owner of any nature, this is an incredible line up of speakers, never seen before together in this type of event on the UK .



What do Chiropractors help other than back pain?

Chiropractic has been shown to be very effective at improving may conditions.  Chiropractors regularly relieve mechanical back pain, and back pain is certainly the condition most associated with chiropractic care.  But, interestingly, there are many conditions that chiropractic can help as effectively as back pain.

Back pain and other conditions helped by Chiropractic

Here is a short list of some conditions very effectively relieved by Chiropractic.  It is not intended as a comprehensive list, but rather a guide to those conditions that are not just back pain.

  • Acute low back pain
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Acute whiplash-associated disorders
  • Shoulder girdlepain/dysfunction
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Migraine
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Extremity joint conditions
  • Acute/subacute neck pain
  • Chronic neck pain

An Introduction to Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common. Most people will suffer at least one episode of back pain during their life.  Usually it starts suddenly and gets better quickly, without the need for any treatment.  However, back pain can be painful, debilitating and persistent, and some people suffer from it repeatedly and constantly.  It can also be associated with other symptoms, such as leg pain or sciatica. It may start following a specific incident, such as bending awkwardly or lifting a heavy weight. Or it can develop gradually, perhaps as a result of poor posture, an uncomfortable work position or repetitive strain.

Seeing a Chiropractor for Back Pain

Chiropractor relieving back pain
Chiropractor adjusting the spine

Chiropractors specialise in assessing, diagnosing and managing conditions of the spine. They are highly trained in finding the cause of pain in the spine.  Importantly, chiropractors are regulated by law and must work within strict professional and ethical boundaries.
Before starting treatment, a chiropractor will complete a full New Patient consultation. This will involve taking details about your condition, current health and medical history, and performing a physical examination. Sometimes it may be necessary to refer you for other tests, such as X-rays, MRI scans or blood tests. Your chiropractor will gain as much information about your back pain as possible so that a precise diagnosis can be made.
Your chiropractor will give you their report of findings, what can be done and what you can expect.  Andy Green, a Chiropractor in Reading, Berkshire, explains, “After we have performed a thorough assessment and delivered our report of findings we will outline the cause of the back pain and what is our rationale to relieve it.  If the root cause of the back pain is something chiropractic cannot help we will immediately refer the patient back to the GP or to an appropriate specialist.”

Back pain comes in many forms, with many different causes.  If you suffer any back pain for a period of more than a week, then try consulting a chiropractor!  Your back pain, or any of the above named conditions, may soon be a thing of the past.  Chiropractors are passionate about helping you relieve your back pain, improve your health and feel great!