What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the detection, correction and prevention of Vertebral Subluxations to help individuals achieve their ultimate health potential. Subluxations are spinal bone misalignments causing nerve irritation. These affect, directly or indirectly, the normal function of the nerve system and, as a consequence, can cause a detrimental effect on health and performance. chiropractors correct subluxations by adjusting the spine. Adjustments are gentle, specific corrective procedures which help the body to realign the spine and remove subluxations.
How Do I Know Whether I Need To See A Chiropractor?
Everyone should have their spine checked for subluxations.
How Often Do I Need To Have My Spine Checked?
Each person has individual needs and must be assessed accordingly. Once this assessment is complete, the Chiropractor can recommend a program of Chiropractic care.
Do I Need X-Rays?
X-rays are usually required, especially if the problem is long standing or there has been some trauma. All x-rays may be bulk-billing under Medicare. All x-rays are reported by a fully qualified Radiologist.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Yes! Chiropractors care for their patients using safe, gentle, scientific techniques. Our Chiropractors aim to educate all their patients and inform them how and why Chiropractic is safe and appropriate for people of all ages, especially babies and children.
Do I Need A Referral From A Medical Doctor?
For a private patient a referral is not required. Veteran Affairs card holders require a medical referral for the year. Chiropractors are primary health care providers (the third largest world wide after medical doctors and dentists).
What About Children And Pregnant Women?
Chiropractic is most appropriate for both of these groups. Special adjusting techniques are used for babies, children and pregnant women, achieving tremendous results.
Do Chiropractors Prescribe Drugs?
NO. Chiropractic is non-invasive, therefore drug and surgery free.
Will My Chiropractor Help Me Maintain Spinal Health?
Yes, your Chiropractor will explain the benefits of wellness chiropractic. They are available to provide special Free Spinal Screens for anyone interested in learning about their health. Easy to understand, informative literature is available at the practice, and on this website, and you are welcome to talk to Dr Jen and her chiropractic assistants at any time.
Are Chiropractors Registered Or Licensed Practitioners?
Yes, Chiropractors must be registered and licensed to practice by the Chiropractors and Osteopaths Registration Board.
I Am Not Suffering Pain. Should I Still Have A Regular Check-Up?
Yes, just as you regularly see your dentist for your teeth or service your car, so you should have your spine checked on a regular basis.
My Children Are Still Growing – Is It Too Early To Have Their Spines Checked?
Absolutely not. It is essential for children’s spines to be checked at an early age. The earlier potential problems are detected, the easier they can be corrected. Children lead such active lives – constantly jumping, jarring, bumping, falling and the like. Whilst these activities are a normal part of their development, they can cause subluxations which do not manifest themselves as pain for many years. Remember: As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
Why Is The Spine So Important?
The spine is the framework which supports and protects the spinal cord. It has been likened to the body’s switchboard. Most of the nerves pass from the spinal cord through small openings between the spinal bones (vertebrae), to the muscles, organs, bones and the skin. In fact, the nerve system controls and coordinates all organs, structures, systems and functions of the human body, helping to maintain homeostasis (natural physiological balance). Because of the spine’s complexity, its normal movements are easily disrupted. Falls, incorrect lifting, repetitive movements, faulty posture and even illness may cause disruption to the normal mechanics of the spine. These areas of abnormal alignment are what Chiropractors call SUBLUXATIONS. You don’t need to feel pain the have them.