Chiropractic questions

The birth process is often the cause of your child’s first subluxation. A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. As children grow up and become more adventurous, they experience countless injuries to their spines. The repeated falls from children learning to walk, run, jump, twisting, bumping, falling, even playing may cause subluxation to your child.

Subluxations are misalignments in the spine which can cause irritation to the nervous system. This results in interference in the communication between the brain, nervous system and the body. Subluxation can lead to many different types of conditions such as lower back and neck pain, headache, migraine, shoulder pain, joint pain, sciatica, disc degeneration and many other problems. 80% of subluxation starts at childbirth.

Chiropractic is the largest independent healthcare profession in the world, and it was discovered in the US, since 1895, by Daniel David Palmer. The basic principles of Chiropractic remain: it is a natural, drug-free method of correcting vertebral subluxations in order to remove nerve interference.

Chiropractic care is a natural approach to better health that is proven safe and effective. There is more chance of being hit by lightning than to have a adverse reaction to a chiropractic adjustment. It has been shown that chiropractic is several hundred times safer than the use of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories).

Chiropractors need to know what is happening with your spinal structure in order to suggest the best treatment recommendations. Radiographic images allow us to see not only the overall spinal structure, but the extent of the injury, magnitude of scoliosis Cobb’s angle, the degree of spinal and disc degeneration, bone spurs, and to identity any pathologies such as fractures, cancer, or tumours.

A: During the examination of each individual patient, our doctors may suspect a more serious condition or reason to be the root of your pain and discomfort. This may include the following:

a. Traumatic injury / fracture

b. Infection

c. Cancer

d. Tumour

e. Joint Disease

Therefore we may request that you undergo an X-ray exam before we commence treatment. Taking an X-ray will help our doctors to rule out any underlying causes and aid the doctor in recommending the proper course and duration of treatment. We do not request for X-Rays unless our doctors feel it is in your best interest to do so.

The recommendation and request for an X-ray comes from our chiropractor’s integrity to provide the best possible care for the patient.

Everyone is different. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others may take many weeks to months. Our focus is to remove any blockages to your body’s nerve supply caused by spinal misalignments called subluxations. All cellular repairs are controlled and co-ordinated by your brain through the central nervous system. Our goal is to remove any interferences and allow optimum communication between the brain which controls everything, to the whole body. Healing takes time and it is different for everyone. This is based on the degree of degenerative changes, how long you have had your problem, exercise, stress, diet, lifestyle, and medications you consume and etc.

We use a variety of techniques including adjusting instruments, which are both gentle and effective. The comfort of our patients is a top priority, so we ensure that treatment is thoroughly explained before any treatment takes place.

Yes. The age range of our patients vary between newborns to those who are elderly. Chiropractic has many different types of techniques catered for different types of patients, similar to different types of medication of different doses for varying degrees of conditions and patient tolerance.