Chiropractors focus on the spine and the nervous system.

Chiropractors treat problems with joints, bones and muscles, and the effects they have on the nervous system.

Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulation techniques (some very gentle) designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.

Chiropractic treatment is generally considered to be a complementary and alternative medicine - a characterization that many chiropractors reject.

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Ruth joined Hugh James in December 2018 and is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

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Hugh James chiropractic treatment experience

Over the years the medical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.

We have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the disability you suffer.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible.

We are able to assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of a medical negligence, contact our friendly and approachable team today.

If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed.

Is chiropractic treatment effective?

Some studies show that chiropractic treatment can be effective for short-term pain relief for acute low back pain, but evidence is inconclusive. It may also be useful in migraine or tension headache treatment, but evidence is limited. While chiropractic treatment is accepted by many conventional medical practitioners, there is little scientific evidence to prove that it is effective.

Chiropractors can cause injury due to negligent treatment that is administered during a course of chiropractic treatment.

If you believe that you have a claim in relation to negligently performed chiropractic treatment, then contact a member of our specialist team today.

When is chiropractic treatment used?

Chiropractic treatment is used for several health conditions including:

  • Back, shoulder and neck pain;
  • Joint, posture and muscle pain;
  • Headaches and migraines;
  • Asthma;
  • Leg pain and sciatica;
  • Sports injuries;
  • Period problems; and
  • Colic (babies).

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