Chiropractor Negligence Claim

Specialist medical negligence solicitors

A chiropractor focuses on your spine to treat any problems with your joints, bones and muscles, all of which can have an effect on the nervous system. Chiropractors can treat these problems using a range of manipulation techniques, some of which are very gentle and are designed to improve the function of your joints, muscle spasms and relieving any pain. But just like any other medical professional, they can make mistakes, which can cause major health problems. And that could give rise to a Chiropractor Negligence Claim

The chiropractic treatment can be considered as either a complementary or an alternative medicine and it can be used for treating back, shoulder and neck pain, joint, posture and muscle pain as well as headaches and migraines. If you have asthma, leg pain or sciatica, sports injuries, period problems, a chiropractor can use their skills to provide short-term pain relief. This is particularly effective for treating acute low back pain, migraine or tension headaches.

Sometimes however, chiropractors can cause more injuries, usually because while the treatment is accepted by most conventional medical practitioners, there is little scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness.

If you believe that you or a loved one have been subjected to chiropractic negligence, then you may be eligible for a medical compensation claim. The compensation you receive will make up for any injuries you may have suffered, or any time off work you may have taken as a result of the chiropractor’s actions or inaction.

To ensure you receive compensation for your claim, make sure you appoint a specialist medical negligence solicitor who will work with you to successfully recover any damages. Their knowledge and expertise means you stand a better chance of receiving compensation for any injuries that you may have suffered as a result of a chiropractor’s negligence.

Regulation of chiropractors

In common with most other healthcare professionals, the chiropractic profession is regulated by law.

Chiropractors are governed by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).  In fact, the Chiropractors Act 1994 means that it is actually illegal to practise as a chiropractor, or use the title ‘chiropractor’, if you are not registered with the GCC.

The most common type of Chiropractic Medical negligence?

Sadly far too many errors, sometimes serious, are made by chiropractors. And they often involve negligent manipulation of the spine.

If this sort of treatment is not performed correctly, consequences can be severe and lifelong. Negligent spinal manipulation can cause very serious injuries, either by causing a new injury or worsening an existing condition.

Amongst the more common errors arising out of a botched spinal are compressed spinal nerves, herniated discs, pinched nerves and even strokes.

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