When trying a new treatment or technique that you’re not familiar with, you’ll probably have a few questions.
We’ve put together a list of common questions that may ease any concerns or help make you feel more prepared for your visit. It is also worth having a look at our what to expect page, if you’d like more information about the structure of the visits.
If your question isn’t listed below, or if you’d rather chat to one of us for any further clarification, just get in touch.
Chiropractic is the only health-care system that works to maximise and promote the natural strengths of the human body, and its incredible ability to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication.
A chiropractic adjustment is given by a trained chiropractor to align the spine, taking pressure off the spinal cord and nerves. This restores proper nerve supply to the body and the organs and promotes optimal and healthy bodily function. An optimum functioning spine equals optimum health.
Most of our patients tell us that getting adjusted feels great. However in some cases and individual may feel sore after the first couple of adjustments while the body gets adjusts to its new posture. An adjustment takes less than a minute, but the vital nerve energy it releases can last for hours, days, or even weeks, depending on the stage of your care.
Chiropractic is completely safe and very effective.The doctors who will treat and adjust you have years of experience, and there are no surgical or medical procedures or prescriptions which can result in nasty side-effects. In fact, chiropractic treatment is less risky than than taking over-the-counter medication, or even crossing the street!
Definitely! The nervous system runs your immune system. A good adjustment will help your body regain balance and help it fight off your condition.
Yes, a chiropractor is concerned with the biomechanics of the entire body, not just the spine. The spine is often included in treatments because it often adjusts to compensate for other parts of the body that are weak or out of balance. For instance, an injury in one foot may cause related issues in the knees, hips, sacrum and upward. Likewise, poor alignment in the shoulders can cause compensations that radiate down to other parts of the body.
Full recovery from an injury will take more than one visit, but you should begin to experience some relief the same day. Naturally the duration of care will depend on the extent of your injuries, your fitness level, how well your body responds to treatment and your activity level.
Yes! In fact, we believe that for optimal development of the baby and ease and safety of the birth, being adjusted prior to, throughout and post-pregnancy is absolutely essential to both your and your baby’s health.
Our real aim is prevention. After all, something caused your body to be susceptible to injury, or prevented it from repairing itself properly. Unless you want to stay in a cycle of injury and recovery that sidelines you from your active life, follow through is vital. The good news is that less and less chiropractic care will be needed as your body mechanics improve and weak muscles regain their strength. You will quickly become attuned to what your body should feel like when functioning properly. By being alert for the signals your body is sending, you will know to come in for a visit before an injury occurs.
Yes, absolutely. We treat infants, babies and children using a very safe, gentle and effective approach that looks nothing like our work with adults. Drawing from our training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, we employ gentle mobility techniques and very light fingertip strokes to help encourage the natural alignment of young bodies.
No. Even chiropractors need to be adjusted by other chiropractors. Self manipulation and attempts at adjustment can be dangerous.