What does a Chiropractor do?

Apr 27, 2020

What Does A Chiropractor Do?

First Visit at Surrey Chiropractor

One of the most common questions people have when they wonder whether they should go to a chiropractor is “What does a chiropractor do?” Many people wonder this, and we are frequently asked this question when patients come in for their first visit at our chiropractic clinic in Surrey.

Josh French, Surrey chiropractor and clinical director of Pro Chiro spine and Sports Chiropractic, performing a spinal adjustment on a patient with low back pain.

What Do Chiropractor’s Do?

The short answer is this: Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage musculoskeletal and trapped nerve problems. In more detail, this means we are able to help patients overcome problems related to muscles, joints or irritated nerves. This includes things like back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and nerve entrapments in the neck or low back. We are also able to help patients with disc problems.

The Pro Chiro Approach

The actual assessment and treatment you will receive depends on the individual chiropractor and can differ quite wildly chiropractor to chiropractor. Our Surrey Chiropractor, Josh French, uses a functional approach, trying to find the root cause of the problem rather than just mask any symptoms. This approach allows patients to overcome the problem for good, rather than allow it to return again in the future. This approach is also excellent for when working with athletes as it helps people maximise their performance. Sometimes athletes come in to see Josh with preventable physical limitations such as stiff ankles, hips or a stiff upper back. These limitations stop athletes reaching their optimal performance. It is therefore essential to remedy this for athletes and the general population too.

Progressive Exercise Plan

Chiropractors use a variety of different treatment techniques, depending on the patient preference and the type of problem they have. At our clinic in Surrey, we also use a progressive exercise based approach. This is aimed at getting our patients fitter and stronger than they were before the pain started. This ensures our patients are self-dependent and don’t become overly reliant on chiropractic care to fix them. Rather, our patients are able to help themselves with their exercise programmes.


We hope this answers any questions you had about what chiropractor’s do. At Pro Chiro, we strive to allow our patients to be their best, free from injury and pain. If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram, or send us an email

Yours in Health,