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What is Chiropractic?

A Chiropractor’s main concern is your spine, nervous system and how well they are both functioning.
Chiropractic (“done by hand”) is a non-invasive treatment option for the treatment of many Neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Do you suffer with any of the following?
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Headaches (incl. migraine)
- Muscle Aches and Strains
- Sciatic Pain
- Joint Pain

Chiropractic treatment can help you.

The word CHIROPRACTIC stems from 2 Greek words (praxis and cheir) which means “Treatment-By-Hand” – and this is exactly how a Chiropractor treats you – with the use of his/her hands!

It was in 1895, in the USA, when the first adjustment/manipulation was recorded to have taken place and now over a hundred years later, the Chiropractic profession is in the top 5 as the most used health care profession globally.

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the musculoskeletal system and the effects that these disorders have on the nervous system and your general health. It is a natural, holistic, 100% drug-free approach to better health – as it works on the premise that for one to be in good health, your spine and nervous system need to be in good working order too!

What does a Chiropractor do?

It is our task to assess the structure of your spine and to make sure that the entire spine is moving freely and without any hinderance of movement. We call this hinderance – a fixation or subluxation. This area of decreased movement can cause the spinal nerve in that area to become irritated by direct or indirect pressure which in turn affects related parts of your nervous system, leading to pain.

So – it is a Chiropractor’s job to properly evaluate and identify any problem that might be present within your spine and to correct the problem by adjusting or manipulating the area concerned. However, before the adjustment is performed, the Chiropractor will evaluate the situation by taking your full health history, your family history, other conditions or ailments that you might have etc. Following this, physical tests including posture, motion, reflexes, neurological and orthopaedic tests are carried out to give the Chiropractor an increased understanding of your pain and where your pain might stem from. If further tests are needed and justified, the Chiropractor will send you for these; however they are not always necessary.

Once the Chiropractor is happy with his/her evaluation and has confirmed that Chiropractic treatment should help your ailment, treatment can commence with adjustments/manipulations which are performed by hand and are high velocity low amplitude thrusts – directly applied to the specific area of your spine where a fixation was present. These adjustments are extremely safe.

Each person will respond differently to treatment – and thus one patient will have instant pain relief from the Chiropractic treatment, and another patient may require a number of treatments for the pain or problem to be corrected – whilst the body learns to accept the changes and start to align itself properly.