Chiropractors treat the spinal column to restore proper alignment, much like the way the dentist fixes the teeth. However there is one major difference. The spinal column houses a critical part of the body’s nervous system, the spinal cord, which is responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses or messages to and from the brain. This free-flow of nerve impulses is necessary to allow the body to function optimally.
Injury, stress or chronic pain is most often the reason people seek chiropractic care. Because chiropractic treats the underlying causes of these problems, rather than just relieving symptoms, your body’s natural healing processes work for you. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help correct inferences to your body’s natural state of good health.
Chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, as such many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.”
Short-term and regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:
- Spinal and extremity pain relief
- Headache relief
- Increased mobility and range of motion
- Decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- Arthritic joint pain relief
- Increased joint health
- Increased performance and energy
- Increased sense of well being and relaxation
- Increased balance and coordination
- Reduced degeneration and risk of injury
- Enhanced tissue healing
- Decreased tissue inflammation
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. While it is not unusual to hear of injuries from miss prescribed drugs, drug overdoses, harmful drug combinations and erroneous treatments in the medical profession, it is extremely rare to hear of a problem resulting from chiropractic care. According to a government study in New Zealand, chiropractic care was found to be “remarkably safe”. To become a doctor of chiropractic in Australia, the candidate must first complete at least 5 years of rigorous university training.
All ages can enjoy healthier living through chiropractic care. For seniors, improved spinal function can mean better mobility, endurance, appetite and improved resistance too many age-related ailments. Children and even infants can also benefit, because spinal trauma can occur at birth, and later during childhood activities. Most parents prefer to have their children checked regularly, to prevent spinal problems.
- Babies through to elderly
- Neck and back pain
- Sports injuries
- Chronic conditions
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Dept of Veteran’s Affairs
- Preventative Spinal Care
To complement your care at ABC Chiropractic, our clinic also provides the service of massage therapist, Virginie Loos, Pauline Tran, Cherie King and Alice Williamson specialise in techniques that complement your chiropractic care.
We are covered by private health insurance.
Electronic swipe and claim facilities onsite available for participating service providers.
Insurance Commission of Western Aust. direct billing for approved motor vehicle accident claims.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs.