How does chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic care has been shown to help you get back to enjoying the things you love. Going beyond reducing pain, a Chiropractic spinal adjustment has shown to improve the ability for the nervous system to function optimally. As important as proper nutrition and exercise, a healthy nervous system is crucial to one’s health. Since the nervous system controls nearly every function, chiropractic is a vital part of any health routine.
Do I need a referral?
To be seen by a chiropractor, no referral from a doctor is needed.
What’s going to happen during my first chiropractic visit?
The main purpose of the initial visit is to gather an adequate examination and make a diagnosis. You will be asked a variety of questions in regards to the specific problems you have been encountering and about the nature of your pain. Our chiropractor will then examine you, which may involve a few tests and possibly an X-ray, to see what your current health status is.
Once you have been assessed, our chiropractor will develop a personalised treatment plan. The plan may include how many treatments you need to return to your proper alignment and what procedures might occur.
Will I receive chiropractic treatment on the same day as my initial visit?
Yes, our chiropractor will take all the necessary steps and precautions to ensure you can receive chiropractic treatment on your first visit.
Can I claim private health?
You can claim private health at the time of your appointment, if your cover allows, for Chiropractic treatment.
This is perhaps the most widespread misconception. As with any health service, you decide how much or little Chiropractic care you want. Whilst Chiropractors have a duty of care to provide patients with specific recommendations to achieve optimal results, remember, it is your body and you will always make the final decision.
Chiropractic adjustments usually do not hurt. All spinal manipulations are done under strict protocols and Chiropractors are trained to protect patients from harm. Adjustments to certain joints in the spine or extremities may feel slightly uncomfortable but don't usually produce pain.
Whilst Chiropractors do help patients with back pain, they have shown to be effective for other conditions randing from joint pain to headaches. For those sufferring headaches, Chiropractors can recommend adjustments to posture and nutrition, perform relaxation techniques and spinal manipulation to assist with the cause of headaches.
The popping sound you hear during adjustment are not your bones cracking or grinding, but the release of gas bubbles between joints. The noise is from the changing pressure in the joint (just like when you 'crack' your nuckles) not your bones being damaged.