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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the art and science of releasing the body’s natural healing ability by improving the efficiency of the nervous system. Chiropractors work on all the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine.

Chiropractors at Optimal Spine use:

  • manual adjustments: manipulation and mobilisation techniques
  • soft tissue work (massage, trigger point therapy, stretching etc)
  • electrotherapy (ultrasound etc)
  • cryotherapy (heat and ice treatments)
  • manual adjustments
  • exercise prescription and
  • home advice

. . . as part of their treatment. This treatment is safe, usually painless and effective and has minimal side effects. It helps to restore proper never function so the body is able to perform at its optimal level.

Chiropractors – More than just ‘Back Doctors’

Doctors of Chiropractic are often perceived as “back doctors”. Although this perception is not entirely incorrect, it is very much incomplete. Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counselling. Hence they also play an important role in preventative or wellness care. The initial examination takes 45 minutes and treatments thereafter take approximately 15 minutes.

Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and other areas of the body where signs of restrictions in movement are found. This improves mobility and relieves pain. Poor, inadequate or incorrect function of the spine can cause irritation of the nerves that control your posture and movement. By adjusting joints, chiropractors stimulate the joint movement receptors affecting the way your nervous system works.

Depending on where the nerve irritation has occurred in your spine, your symptoms may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand pain
  • Thoracic and chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip, leg, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Pins and needles
  • And many more

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care mainly involves treatment by manipulation to the joints of the spine or other areas of the body. Most often this involves a short impulse to the joint, resulting in an audible ‘crack’ as the joint is released, bringing relief of symptoms. The crack is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released. This is known as an ‘adjustment.’ Generally, chiropractic treatment does not hurt although there may be some minor short-term discomfort, which quickly passes for most patients. You will find that ensuing treatments are easier as you start to find your symptoms are subsiding.

You’re the Boss

Regardless of your health goals, please understand that we see ourselves as mere servants. You’re the boss! It’s your body, your health and your future. Our job is to offer you the finest chiropractic care possible, and it’s up to you to decide how much of it you want.

If you think that you or a loved one is a good candidate for chiropractic care, contact Optimal Spine to arrange a thorough examination in our practice.

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