About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care takes a “hands-on” approach to health care and differs from other medical professions by offering non-invasive, drug-free therapies and promotes self-healing in the body. Your spine has a critical job to protect the spinal cord which is connected to an intricate system of nerves that send messages to and from your brain.
Spinal manipulation restores alignment and therefore the function of the musculoskeletal structure and thereby promoting healthy communication in the body through the nervous system. While spinal manipulation is one of our cornerstone treatments, it serves as a means to ensure that your nervous system in uninhibited and able to pass messages through the body properly. This goes a long way to overall health.
Our care is holistic, and treatments include a variety of techniques to correct disorders of the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
Additional Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
Most people associate Chiropractic care with the treatment of back and neck pain. While it’s true that Chiropractors are the foremost experts on alleviating pain related to musculoskeletal misalignment or dysfunction, they can treat a wide array of physical ailments.
Chiropractic health care focuses on natural, pro-active treatment to ensure overall health. So yes, definitely see a Chiropractor if you are experiencing pain, but know that you can also visit your chiro to set good habits and ensure that you don’t suffer injuries that are avoidable due to posture, positioning, or poor musculoskeletal condition.
Let’s take a look at a few other conditions that you might not have known could be treated through chiropractic care.
Scoliosis is not a curable condition, but it is entirely treatable and requires on-going care. It is important to note that not all Chiropractors can treat Scoliosis!
One who is specialised in this area can perform appropriate adjustments and massages, show you exercises, and stretches to “re-train’ your neural pathways to use muscles and spinal joints differently to how they’ve become accustomed.
Arthritis or Joint Pain
Over time, misalignments can wear-out joints. Chiropractic adjustment is non-invasive and gentle – Ideal as a first step towards easing discomfort and managing pain.
Adjustments correct spinal alignment and joint restrictions, not only restoring joint mobility but promoting optimal function of the nervous system to reduce inflammation.
Chiropractic adjustment is a safe and medication-free way to correct misalignment of or the jaw and/or the Atlas (top vertebrae of the spine).
This can alleviate pressure in the Eustachian tube (responsible for pressure equalisation in the ear and drain fluid from the skull), where ear infections occur due to improper drainage.
Assisting Blood Pressure
In this particular instance, the overall approach of chiropractic care (not an adjustment on its own) can assist with blood pressure. Many factors affect your blood pressure: lifestyle, diet, smoking, exercise, weight etc. Evaluation of such factors is included in Chiropractic assessment.
Chiropractors can assist with lifestyle modification recommendations and teach you exercises to help normalise BP. Also, adjustments help to restore the function of the nervous system, helping the body to heal itself.
Aid Healthy Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a special time in your life. The experience is beautiful, but often painful at times too. No treatment is as natural and safe to alleviate pressure and reduce pain than Chiropractic care.
That’s because Chiropractors have a deep understanding of anatomy and movement: allowing them to make adjustments, recommend exercises, and apply postural and supportive taping with Kinesiology tape to reduce stress on the back, improve posture and relieve pain.
Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pressure on the lower neck and upper back which support the lungs, allowing more natural breathing. Such adjustments also take pressure off the nerves.
All together it means that your body can function properly, so it doesn’t have to exert as much energy just to breathe!