A subluxation is when the delicate balance of normal movement in your spine is upset. It consists of a combination of poor intervertebral segment movement, spinal nerve root irritation and segmental muscle spasm. Essentially a bone in your spine can become locked – pressuring the nerves and causing the muscles to spasm.
What is an adjustment?
I use a carefully directed and controlled pressure in a precise direction to a joint that is affecting a nerve, thereby allowing your spine to return to a normally balanced and flexible stat and restoring full nerve function so your body can heal itself.
How is an adjustment given?
Many different ways. It may be a quick movement or slow constant pressure, sometimes only one area may be adjusted but the entire spine will always be checked.
How often will I need to come?
In the beginning you will need more frequent adjustments in order to stabilise your spine and stimulate the start of improved spinal function – this will usually result in the relief of aches or pain. Repetition of the treatment at the beginning is similar to training the body to perform a new task, the more it’s done, the quicker your body is able to hold the new balanced state. The frequency of your visits is reduced as your spinal function improves.
I doubt a chiropractor is able to help me with my concerns.
Our office has been in existence since 2004 and we have helped thousands of people with their health needs. We are extremely confident that we can provide great benefit for those who seek our professional care. Chiropractic is built on a simple premise that to recover from any health challenge we are reliant on certain requirements being met.
We need adequate nutrition
We need adequate rest
We need adequate movement/exercise
We need a HEALTHY 100% NERVOUS SYSTEM function.
We are able to help with all of these points, whether it is through lifestyle guidance, offering relevant health education advice and most importantly by laying on of the hands. We focus on conducting a proper consultation and examination then recommend strategies to enable you to heal naturally. All people can at times suffer from NERVE SYSTEM pressure. Sometimes this hurts. Other times it is not obvious. Whether it is noticeable or not, we require a strong healthy nerve system function to thrive. Our chiropractic hands on approach is a safe, gentle and modern way of allowing you to heal and live at your best.
I don't want my neck or back cracked.
There are many different chiropractic adjusting methods. Some methods involve the spine “cracking” or making “popping” sounds. But it is important to know that we prefer to use other techniques that do not make those type of sounds or involve any strong manipulation
With some adjustments you may sometimes feel or hear popping or cracking sound. This is simply caused by a gas release from the joint as spinal movement is restored, similar to what you might hear when a wet glass is removed from a table. Whilst some people really enjoy the feeling of the spine moving and making some noises, others are not so keen. We work with you to determine the best methods to help you, whilst also ensuring that we use adjustments that you are comfortable with.
It is worth noting that we have regular attending clients that range in age from newborn right through to people in their 90’s. We alter our methods to suit you!