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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has been one of the leading choices of people around the world with pain – whether that be back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches or a bulging disc.

Chiropractic care was founded in 1895 by DD Palmer, and is one of the fastest growing professions in the world. Chiropractic care involves high velocity, low amplitude (or fast, quick movements) to the spine and joins to help realign and alter the function of the nervous system.

The Australian Chiropractic Association reported that, on average, 300,000 people visit a Chiropractor each week, with 30,000 of those visits being children! (1)

The benefits of Chiropractic care are often reported, including a reduction in days of pain experienced. A recent study in Norway showed a vast difference in individuals choosing Chiropractic for maintenance once they are no longer experiencing back pain, compared to those seeing a Chiropractor for pain relief only (2)

Total Health Chiropractic offers Chiropractic care for a range of musculoskeletal issues. Care involves a combination of pain relief and exercises to strengthen the body. Chiropractic treatment is tailored to each patient, taking into consideration the needs and lifestyle of the person. 

Common occupations that use corrective Chiropractic care 

Common occupations that Total Health Chiropractic sees – 

  • Trades people – builders, carpenters, electricians, heavy equipment operators 
  • Stay at home Mums – lifting children, cleaning, etc. 
  • Office workers – long hours of sitting and poor posture 
  • Truck drivers and people who drive for long periods of time 

Repetitive movements and positions on a daily basis places a great strain on your spine and muscles. Corrective Chiropractic care may come after pain relief. This involves a course of multiple adjustments – the amount and frequency will vary depending on how bad and long you have had problems. 

Your Chiropractor will also look at what aspects, including posture, affects or causes your pain. You will be provided with advice on how to best manage this. 

What conditions do Chiropractors see? 

Chiropractors see patients for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including – 

Benefits that patients may experience from Chiropractic treatment 

  • Reduced pain 
  • Reduced stiffness 
  • Increased mobility 
  • Improved ability to exercise 
  • Improved posture
  • Improved quality of life

When should you see a Chiropractor? 

There are two types of patients Chiropractors see – acute and chronic. 

Acute patients are people who have just started experiencing pain – this pain can occur from any area from your neck down to your toes. Acute pain can be considered pain that a person has been experiencing for less than 48 hours. In many cases, acute pain can be worse, but it is often much easier to reduce than chronic pain.

Chronic pain can be defined as pain that has been experienced for greater than 3 months. Chronic pain is often debilitating, varies in intensity and can come and go depending on what activity a person is performing. In our experience, Chronic pain typically takes longer to mend due to the body overcompensating in other areas and changing how it functions alongside the pain. 

Chiropractors see patients with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. 

Chiropractic education and techniques used to provide Chiropractic care  

All Chiropractors at Total Health Chiropractic undertake five years of university training and are governed by the Australia Health Practitioners Regulatory Body. During study, Chiropractors learn extensively about neurology, physiology, anatomy, mechanics of the spine and body, pathology, pathophysiology and more. They undergo a rigorous protocol, learning the most evidence based practice.

Our Chiropractors are also highly proficient in traditional Chiropractic techniques, including Diversified Chiropractic technique, Gonstead, Sacro Occipital technique (SOT) , the Activator method and more. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or wish to book an appointment with one of our experienced Chiropractors, email us or phone your local Chiropractor below:

Sources

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/p437.html

Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, et al. The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain-A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018;13(9):e0203029. Published 2018 Sep 12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203029

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