Chiropractors use a specific type of manipulation called an adjustment to improve many health problems that are related to our skeleton and muscular system. Spinal conditions like low back or neck pain, conditions of the hips, knees and shoulders as well as other health problems such as headaches or just low back stiffness, may all be helped by chiropractic treatment.
This is achieved by a combination of manual and gentle manipulative therapy, movement training and exercises. Our chiropractors will also offer you personal advice on stretching and strengthening exercises, posture, diet, lifting procedures and stress management.
Chiropractic includes a wide range of specialities that meet the health needs of different people such as children, sports people, pregnant women, injured workers and the elderly. When necessary, Chiropractors will consult with a client’s doctor to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes.
Whilst back, neck pain and headaches are the primary disorders prompting people to consult a chiropractor, research supports the use of chiropractic for a range of other disorders, including:
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
It is no secret that most patients visiting their chiropractor do so for back pain.
Research suggests that up to 85% of Australians will experience an episode of back pain during their lives, and at any given time 7% of the adult population is suffering from back pain lasting two weeks or longer. Back pain is the most frequent and expensive health care condition in the 30-50 year-old age group, and it is the most common cause of disability and absence from work.
As with back pain, neck pain and headaches are also effectively treated with chiropractic care.
It is well documented that upper neck joints and muscles have important neural connections with pain sensitive structures and blood vessels in the head. If you have poor function in your neck it is not unusual to experience malfunction and pain in other associated areas. Headaches are a common example of this phenomenon.