Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a natural approach to health. It is the world''s largest non-surgical, non-drug prescribing, primary contact health care profession and is based on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system.
How is my health related to my spine and nervous system?
Your spine is designed, among other things, to protect your central nervous system and thus allow it to function normally. It is very important that your central nervous system works properly, because it controls and co-ordinates the function of every single cell, tissue and organ in your body.
So it follows that a healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in terms of maintaining optimal whole body health.
What are the signs of a spine and nervous system that needs help?
When the joints are locked in an abnormal position, and are interfering with the correct functioning of your nervous system, the condition is known as a 'vertebral subluxation'.
What causes 'vertebral subluxations'?
The causes of a vertebral subluxation are varied. Usually, it is brought on by too much stress on the spine to which it cannot adapt. This can result from physical trauma (such as birth trauma, car accidents and falls), psychological stress or through poor general spinal care including inadequate nutrition and exercise or poor posture
How does this relate to my current pain?
The local effects of vertebral subluxations are many. They can include tight or weak muscle groups, overloading and subsequent degeneration of spinal discs and the general aches and pains of the common ''sore back''.
Is Chiropractic just about fixing back and neck pain?
No. Many common ailments, such as headaches and poor digestion, can stem from a spine that is out of alignment in some way. Other whole body effects can include asthma, ulcers, migraines, vision and concentration problems, to mention just a few.
How does Chiropractic work?
The primary focus of Chiropractic care is the location, analysis, correction and prevention of vertebral subluxations. We correct subluxations with specific spinal adjustments. These specific corrective procedures are performed by hand and help to realign the body, thus promoting proper nervous system function and contributing to optimal whole body health. It is a gentle and safe technique suited to everyone from infants to grandparents.