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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive health care system that is based on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, with the concept that the nervous system co-ordinates all of the body’s functions, and that disease may be a result of interference to normal nerve functioning.
Since the spine houses key parts of the nervous system, every day activities can lead to misalignments in the spine, stressing vital nerve pathways, causing problems not only to the local area but also at some distance from it.
By employing specific chiropractic techniques, known as spinal adjustments and manipulations, corrections to these imbalances in the spine may help achieve the relief of symptoms and disorders.

What is an Adjustment?

Chiropractors analyse the spine for misalignments and then use a specific technique known as an adjustment to correct them. Specifically a chiropractic adjustment includes using a specific force applied in a precise direction to a specific joint that is locked, fixed, or has abnormal movement, with the intent of restoring a more normal movement pattern and nerve function.
Chiropractors adjust the spine in many ways, more predominantly using their hands to deliver a sharp but accurate thrusting motion, but other techniques are incorporated such as elaborated  tables with moveable parts, or specifically designed instruments.   Years of training, practice and experience make chiropractic adjustments safe.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Yes, chiropractic is safe, when performed by a registered chiropractor, who after years of training, practice and experience, make chiropractic adjustments safe.  As with any form of health care, there are some risks.  The    controversy of neck manipulation and it’s risk of stroke or serious injury is extremely rare.  Chiropractic adjustments are only performed after extensive history taking examinations and analysis of the individual help rule out any contraindications (red flags) and/or predisposing factors.

How long will I need Chiropractic Care?

The length of time needed to resolve an individual’s symptoms varies with each patient and their individual health goals.  Those who seek chiropractic care when in pain, also known as symptomatic care, may require treatment more frequently whilst the symptoms are present.  Whilst patients find that maintenance care, which involves periodic chiropractic check-ups where the frequency of treatment is varied significantly to help in the prevention of long standing problems from re-occurring as well as the maintenance of optimal well-being.

Do you need a Referral from a GP?

Chiropractors are Primary Healthcare Practices; therefore a referral is not necessary.  However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practices are referring patients to a Chiropractor.  And with the introduction of Enhances Primary Care Programs, individuals are able to receive Chiropractic care through Medicare.

Are  X-Rays Necessary?

X-rays are not always necessary, but are an effective way to view the structure and general condition of the spine.  They often provide essential added information which correlates with the history and examination findings, allowing a more accurate spinal analysis and diagnosis and a more individualised and effective treatment plan.

X-rays are also useful in assessing the appropriateness of Chiropractic care as they can help rule out the existence of more serious problems such as spinal fractures, degeneration and other pathologies such as tumours and infection.

 

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