What Is Chiropractic and why might it be right for you?
Chiropractic is the essential relationship between your nervous system and the structural integrity of your spine.
We know that the nervous system controls every organ, cell, muscle and function of the body. From birth to death, the nervous system continuously allows the body to grow, heal, adapt, regenerate and self-regulate.
The spine has a very important job protecting the spinal cord and allowing the nerves to exit the cord and travel to all parts of the body.
Over time we can experience repetitive physical stresses that can include anything from a car accident to a sedentary lifestyle. These can all add up and cause stress to our spine and nerve system.
This is when we see a breakdown in how well our body is able to function and perform. Our body can give us signs such as poor health, pain, lack of energy, broken sleep, that wired-but-tired feeling, poor digestion and so on. All these signs indicate that body is not functioning at its best.
Chiropractic seeks to analyse the spine, assess the nervous system and make specific corrections to the top of the spine exactly where needed. This then allows our nervous system to function better and begin the journey to a better state of health.
What is a Chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific, safe correction that’s made to the spine. The chiropractor uses their hands to exert a gentle force that will contact a specific vertebra in the spine at a precise angle.
Is it painful?
The adjustment is not painful. However after your first adjustment, your body and nervous system will be undergoing a big change. Most find after their first adjustment that they are tired and need rest. This is the best thing you can do at the beginning – give your body the time to rest and heal.
Following every adjustment you will be instructed to rest on our ‘antigravity’ resting chairs. This is a very important part of the process and allows your body to process the correction that has been made.
How long will it take?
The first appointment takes between 30 and 40 minutes. Your results visit and following checks take around 15 minutes.
Why should children be checked by a Chiropractor?
Newborns and children are constantly learning, growing and developing at an exponential rate. Their growth and development is governed by their nervous system. Chiropractic ensures their nervous system is free of stress and interference. This gives all children the best start in life. Chiropractic adjustments’ for newborns and children are light and gentle. It is very safe and most children find it relaxing and calming.
What if I’m not in pain?
Some believe chiropractic is to help people with neck and back pain. This is partially true but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many seek chiropractic care for lots of health issues and even when they feel well. This is all due to the fact we are analysing and enhancing your nervous system, allowing your body to function and perform at a higher level
We measure whether your nerve system could be functioning better through our state-of-the-art technology – the thermograph scanner. This will provide information on whether your body is adapting, functioning well or could be performing and communicating better.
What technique is used?
The technique used in this practice is upper cervical-specific care. Precise and accurate corrections are made to the upper cervical spine, when necessary, in order to restore integrity and function on the nervous system. In order to be as specific as possible and gain more information, digital X-rays will be taken of the cervical spine region – the neck – if deemed necessary and appropriate.