Chiropractic 101

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors specialise in the detection and correction of nerve disturbance caused by misalignments of the spine. These misalignments are known as Subluxations.



What causes Subluxations?

Physical stress – car accidents, poor posture, falls, sports injuries, birth trauma

Chemical stress – Poor diet, Environmental toxins

Emotional stress – Anxiety, Anger, fear



How are Subluxations detected?

A Chiropractor can detect subluxations by assessing your:


Muscle tone

Range of Motion and alignment of each spinal bone

Nerve tests and X ray if required



How are Subluxations corrected?

A Chiropractor adjusts the spine using a gentle force in a very specific area and direction. Over repeated visits this reduces the subluxations and facilitates the body’s own healing capability. These adjustments are safe, comfortable and pain free.



How can Subluxations affect me?

Every Cell in your body is controlled and regulated by messages transmitted through the Nervous system. Subluxations interfere with these messages, causing an imbalance in your body chemistry. This can cause pain and a host of other health complaints.


How long does it take to correct Subluxations?

This depends on each individual case. Factors that play a role are:


Lifestyle stress


How long the subluxations have been present

Compliance to the Chiropractors Lifestyle recommendations

This will be explained to every patient at a Full examination and report visit



How do I know if I have a Subluxation?

Unfortunately it impossible to know if your are subluxated unless you are checked by a Chiropractor. We can only consciously feel 10% of our Nervous system so nerve interference can be present without any pain or obvious symptoms.

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