What is a Chiropractic adjustment?
A Chiropractic adjustment is a manual procedure that utilises a directional specific force applied to the joints of the body to assist in normalising joint function. An adjustment is applied to a joint that is “locked-up” or restricted in movement or not moving properly. Adjustment helps to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic adjustments is a drug-free and non-invasive approach to common neuromusculoskeletal conditions, as such, it is a low risk therapy. Complications arising from adjustments are rare, and furthermore, tests are usually performed before any adjustments are done to assess the patient’s suitability to the procedure.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments is a highly controlled procedure which rarely causes discomfort. However, inflammation may cause patients to experience mild soreness or aching following treatments (as with forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours, depending on their body’s adaptation. This post-treatment pain is due to your body’s healing processes at work, delivering nutrient-filled blood to the areas that have been treated on. Your Chiropractor should adapt the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient.
I have a medical condition. Can I benefit from chiropractic care?
In many cases, especially with the conditions and disorders listed here, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other pathologic medical condition exist, chiropractic care may complement or support your pre-existing medical treatment by relieving the neuromusculoskeletal aspects assciated with the condition. If you would like to find out if we can help you with your particular condition, feel free to contact me.
I am out of pain, do I still need to come in for a treatment?
Not necessarily. A Chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, preventative and/or maintenance care thus depending on each individual’s case. If you had a recent injury, and just want a bit of help with managing the pain, I am always happy to assist you to ease your symptoms. If you came in with a on-going chronic problem, your issue would most likely need a treatment plan that spans through a longer period of time. It is however, recommended patients come in for check ups to prevent any stresses from manifesting into symptoms of pain or discomfort.
What training do Chiropractors need?
Chiropractors undergo a minimum of 5 years, full time, university study with at least 1 year of clinical experience before being able to register as a practicing chiropractor. Chiropractors are subjected to follow a formal registration process with the Chiropractic Council before they are legally allowed to practice.