Chiropractic is a safe and natural, hands on approach to healing and health. It can be described as both a Science and a Philosophy.
It is a Science as it is based on sound scientific principles and continuous research. It is a philosophy because Chiropractors believe that the human body can heal itself if the underlying problems are addressed. This is in contrast to masking symptoms with drugs or performing avoidable surgery.
Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of all joints but mainly the spine and the effects on the nervous system. All of us, through our daily lives put stress on our spines.
This stress can be PHYSICAL; like a back or neck injury, poor posture etc. CHEMICAL; poor diet, medicines, drugs etc, or EMOTIONAL; job stress, family stress etc. The body will react differently, from mild ache to being in severe pain. But almost always, the spine will "stiffen" in response.
The Chiropractor will adjust the spine to restore it to it's natural state of structure function and movement.
Once the spine begins to function better, tissues will heal better, the nervous system will return to normal and pain and discomfort should ease.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment in basic terms refers to the procedure in which the chiropractor gently and skillfully applies a controlled force from his or her hands to a specific joint in the patients spine. Adjustments for the most part should not hurt. Chiropractors train for years to perform these correctly on patients. There is an associated "pop" sound which is simply a gaseous reaction within the joint of the spine. What the chiropractor is doing is getting the joints of the spine to move correctly and restore the spine to as normal a state as possible.
Chiropractic and Children:
Are you looking for a children's chiropractor in Chadstone? Chiropractic for children is very gentle.
Many parents bring their children for a check-up at Chadstone Chiropractic! We take extra care with all our patients, ensuring we specifically find and adjust spinal issues.
This is part of the Gonstead difference!
Chiropractic for children uses a pressure similar to checking the ripeness of a tomato. Many parents are pleasantly surprised with how thorough we are, and how gentle we are too.