Chiropractic is a physical therapy utilising a range of drug-free and non-surgical techniques to promote recovery from conditions that result in pain and restriction of movement.
Chiropractic and your nervous system
Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord and millions of nerves which control every cell in your body. The nervous system is protected by your skull and the 24 vertebrae of the spine which have moving joints. When exposed to the stresses of daily work and leisure activities, these spinal joints often lose their normal function resulting in pain or restricted motion. Chiropractors have specialised training in the diagnosis and management of neck, low back and other common musculoskeletal problems. Combined with exercise, postural advice and ergonomics Chiropractic care is an effective form of care especially when directed towards musculoskeletal conditions.
Safety and effectiveness
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. Not only is chiropractic a treatment of choice for mechanical lower back pain, scientific research demonstrates it to be effective. Unlike medication and surgery, chiropractic assists the body to heal itself rather than just treating the symptoms.
Why choose chiropractic services?
Chiropractic services are design to carefully and naturally manipulate your spine and other joints into the correct alignment. Particularly for those of us who work at a computer or have a job which involves sitting for long periods of time, taking care of your alignment and posture can help reduce the chances of back and joint problems in later life. Your spinal health is very important and we believe everyone can benefit from periodical chiropractic check-ups. As well as addressing existing problems, this is an effective preventative method to minimise your risk of back issues in later life.
Do I need x-rays?
What happens at my first Chiropractic visit?
A thorough history and comprehensive physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination is carried out. If x-rays or other imaging (i.e. MRI, CT, US etc.) is required, these will be arranged and may require liaising with your Medical Doctor. The treatment usually commences at the first session. Everything is explained in detail to ensure full understanding of your problem and the prevention involved.
What if I have a work related or transport accident injury?
WorkCover, Comcare and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) cover some of the cost of Chiropractic treatment.
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