Chiropractic

We have been established since 1991 providing Maroubra and the Eastern Suburbs quality chiropractic care.  We are involved directly with The South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league team.

On every visit to our office at Sydney Spinal Care you will be greeted and made to feel at home by our staff.  Everything will be explained fully and in detail and we persuade you to ask questions if you do not understand something.

  

What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a natural health care science that focuses upon replacing ill health with optimal health in patients, without the use of drugs or surgery.  Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers licensed in all states and territories.

What many people don't know is that you don't have to be injured to benefit from chiropractic care.  By staying well adjusted with maintenance chiropractic care, you can help prevent injury.  Some other possible benefits of maintenance care are: optimal physical performance, improved posture, decreased stiffness, increased mobility, energy, strength.  Everybody benefits from chiropractic care differently, but one thing is everybody just feels better.

  

What is a misaligned/restricted vertebrae and how do you get one?

A misaligned vertebra is the shifting of a bone in the spine from forceful trauma or repetitive movement.  A misalignment changes the normal mechanics of the spine causing pain and altered function.  Depending on the cause or severity, the pain can occur immediately or in the future.  These misalignments also create a negative effect on the nerves exiting the spine.  This happens when the misalignment causes a small local muscle spasm in that area, as well as the inflammation and irritation to the disk.

The combined effects, along with the misalignment itself, closes the hole in which the nerve travels causing a "pinched nerve". Pinched nerves can cause a variety of symptoms, including those away from the area of irritation.  For example, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and /or hand pain and weakness.  A misalignment will decrease range of motion in the joint and will restrict movement.  The specific region will be tense and stiff.  A common example of this would be someone who has difficulty turning his head to look over his shoulder.

  

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is a specific, controlled force into the body using the hands to correct a misaligned vertebrae.  This force is applied in the direction of the misalignment with the intention of restoring its normal position.  Restoring the normal position and movement of the vertebrae will decrease the pressure on the exiting nerve root, reduce muscle spasm and decrease irritation to the disk.  All of this combined will decrease the amount of local inflammation in the involved region.

  

When should Chiropractic be used?

Chiropractic is a form of physical medicine.  If a physical force has caused a problem in the body, then a physical correction can cure it.  Chemicals cannot correct a physical problem.  Conditions that chiropractors are best equipped to treat are:

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pins and needles
  • Sciatica
  • Disc problems


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