Frequently Asked Questions
How does Chiropractic care work?
You are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down your spinal cord and out to every organ, tissue and cell within your body. Signals sent back to your brain to confirm that your body is working correctly. Improper motion or position of the moving bone of your spine is referred to as a subluxation. Chiropractors recognise that subluxations can interfere with your bodies ability to communicate back to your brain, due to misfiring of nerves, if left unaddressed this can lead to swelling and irritation of the surrounding soft tissues.
How many adjustments will I need?
It is important to understand that your body requires time to heal. The recommended amount of adjustments varies from one individual to another, just like his/her goals. In certain cases, it is important to receive ongoing care during the initial and supportive phases of your care. As you progress and your spine begins to stabilise your chiropractor will be able to set you up on a less frequent schedule. healing takes time and each adjustment helps to build upon the next.
What is the cracking sound common in Chiropractic adjustments?
Can I have Chiropractic care after surgery?
Yes, rest assured your chiropractor would avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. Surgery often causes instability above and below the involved level, these areas will be the focus of your care.
Can I adjust myself?
Is Chiropractic care safe?
What is an adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustments often involve a quick specific movement that stimulates your nervous system to correct the subluxation. There are many ways to go about this, some methods require only a pair of hands, others may require the utilisation of gravity. Your chiropractor will tailor your bespoke adjustment to suit your personal needs. Adjustments can kick start your bodies nervous system and therefore may induce healing effects within your body. This process lasts for hours after you have left the clinic.
How do i know if i have a subluxation?
You can have subluxations without being aware of their presence, as only 10-15% of your nerves tell your brain how you feel, the rest control your musculature system and organs such as your stomach, heart and liver. Similar to the early stages of both tooth decay and cancer, subluxations may be present before any warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can identify whether any subluxations are present within your nervous system.
What is a Subluxation
When a spinal joint is no longer working properly, it can lead to the misfiring of nerves, negatively affecting the communication pathways between your brain and the body.
Do I have a Slipped Disc or Pinched Nerve ?
Can subluxations correct on their own?
Our bodies can self-correct subluxations when we bend, stretch and sleep at night. When subluxations don't resolve, you will need to consult a chiropractor, as the profession specialises in detecting and correcting subluxations.
Can adjustments damage my spine/make my spine too loose?
Can you adjust every Bone in my body?
Chiropractors recognise that your body like a battery, has limited healing capacity at any given time because of this adjustments are often more effective when solely focused on your weakest areas, as opposed to dividing your bodies healing efforts across multiple joints.
Is everyone adjusted the same way?
No, every care plan and adjustment our chiropractors give are specific to your spine, with 24 individual segments in each spine, we see an array of spinal issues. Therefore each adjustment is specifically tailored to your own condition, needs and individual goals.
I have osteoporosis is chiropractic care safe for me?
Yes, when designing your care plan, chiropractors consider any underlying conditions, fortunately, there are many ways to adjust the spine, as such if you have low bone density your chiropractor will choose a more gentle approach suited to your bone structure.
How long until I feel better?
Many factors can affect how fast you heal, such as the chronicity of the problem, keeping to your schedule and getting adequate rest, nutrition and exercise. Some experience rapid relief, while others discover it can take many weeks to months. Alongside how you feel your chiropractor will also take into account how your body is functioning. As structure dictates function, this will ultimately affect how fast you respond to care.
How long will I need chiropractic care for?
After you are feeling better and your spine has the strength and stability it spine needs, you will have a choice to make regarding the future. most individuals choose to continue with a form of maintenance or supportive care. The aim of these adjustments are to help support your body throughout the final stages of healing, they may also help to detect and resolve new issues before you begin to feel the effects. Our job is to offer only the very best care possible and your job is to decide how much of it you want.
Will I receive any medication for your pain?
Why don't medical practitioners get on with chiropractors?
Attitudes are changing in this respect, as years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research, demonstrating the effects of chiropractic care. As such the public demands for alternatives to drugs and surgery are increasingly growing, leading other practitioners to refer their patients to our clinic.