What is Spinal Manipulation?
One of the most common and well-known therapeutic procedures performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a “spinal adjustment”). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled impulse into joints that have become stock or hypomobile – restricted in their movement – as a result of an injury to the joint capsule that surrounds the joint. The injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility – thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
What is Chiropractic?
The chiropractic profession concentrates on disorders of the musculoskeletal nervous system, and the effects these disorders have on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat complaints including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
A Bit About Us
• DCs (Doctor of Chiropractic) are licenced to practice by the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) in Australia and undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences at Australian Universities and overseas institutions.
• A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body, and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.
• Chiropractic is used extensively by amateur and professional athletes, professional dancers, and others to prevent and treat injuries as well as achieve optimal health and functioning.
• Chiropractic is the third-largest primary health care profession, surpassed in number only by Doctors of Medicine and Dentistry. Doctors of chiropractic treat about 2 million Australians annually.