1. What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive health care practice
Based on the premise that an active and healthy body depends upon a healthy nervous system. Your spine houses and protects key parts of the nervous system. Everyday activities can lead to misalignments in the spine stressing vital nerve pathways, jamming the super freeway of information that travels from your brain to your body. There are many different ways of correcting these imbalances in the spine for people of all ages. These corrections are called “Adjustments”.
2. Chiropractic treatment is just for bad backs, right?
Our chiropractors help people with a wide range of conditions that are scientifically proven to improve such as back pain. You may be surprised to hear Chiropractic can also assist with other conditions that most people do not associate Chiropractic with
- Neck pain
- Numbness / Tingling
- Leg pain /Numbness
- Sciatica and Disc problems
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Shoulder / wrist / elbow problems
- Hip/Knee/Ankle/Foot Problems
- Carpal tunnel
- Women’s health problems
- Accidents / Whiplash
- Tennis elbow
- Sports injuries
- Poor posture
3. Is chiropractic therapy safe?
Chiropractic is the largest non surgical, non drug prescribing health care profession in the world. Its popularity is largely due to its success helping millions of people worldwide. Research has shown sciatica, back pain and neck pain are more effectively treated with chiropractic care compared to other treatment modalities.
The risk of a complication with neck adjusting (manipulation) is 6.39 per 10 million adjustments and 1 in 100 million for low back adjustments.
So statistically, you are thousand times better off seeing a Chiropractor than receiving other forms of more invasive treatment. Chiropractors also enjoy lower insurance premiums due to the low risk associated with chiropractic treatment.
(Source: “Efficacy and risks of Chiropractic manipulation: What does the evidence suggest?” by Ian Coulter, Ph D Journal of Medicine, Vol 1, number 2, pp. 61-66)
4. What training and qualifications do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors are fully licensed health professionals who are governed by AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). Government bodies such as Workcover, Transport Accident, Veterans Affairs and Medicare all recognise the benefits of Chiropractic by paying costs of treatment for people who are eligible under theses schemes.
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