Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your Nervous System controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct misalignments, and dysfunction of movement, within your spine, often before you are even aware of it. Many everyday activities (poor posture, sitting or texting too long, sneezing or bending and twisting incorrectly) can cause these spinal bones or vertebrae to lose their normal healthy position and freedom of motion, resulting in pain and discomfort due to nerve pain. 


Chiropractic Care is Safe

Chiropractic adjustments are safer than aspirin, muscle relaxants, and back surgery. Dozens of research studies have documented the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. When compared with traditional approaches, chiropractic care is remarkably safe. In fact, millions of adjustments are safely delivered to satisfied patients everyday!

 

Conditions a Chiropractor Treats

Back Pain and Or Neck Pain:

Most of the patients Chiropractors treat have either back or neck pain or both. Back and neck pain of mechanical origin (joint, muscle, ligament or tendon pain), once diagnosed correctly can be managed with chiropractic adjustments appropriate for the person’s age, history and condition. There are many different sources of pain that can affect a person’s spine, and your chiropractor is trained to assess where your pain is coming from and decide on the best form of treatment to alleviate and prevent further relapses of pain.

 

Pain during Pregnancy, and New Mums:

This period of rapid growth, hormonal changes, ligament laxity and changes in weight bearing can lead to mechanical back pain, not only in the pregnancy but afterwards as long as the mother is breast feeding, these ligaments do remain relatively lax. Chiropractic is safe for all stages of pregnancy and the techniques are modified to ensure patient comfort as well as technique effectiveness. A properly functioning low back and pelvis is essential for the normal delivery of your newborn, as well as less pain afterwards too. Feeding a new born, moving baby in and out of cars and making the usual changes to your lifestyle after having a baby can all add to the need for chiropractic!

Scoliosis:

This sideways or lateral curvature of the spine usually starts during childhood, often for no known cause. Early detection and appropriate care can really help the developing spine. School children should be regularly checked and symptoms should not be dismissed as “growing pains”.

What is Wellness Chiropractic?

More often than not, when we tell someone that we are a chiropractic clinic, they immediately think that we treat neck and/or back pain alone. What many do not realise, However, chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain.

At Well & Wise we believe chiropractic is a lifestyle choice that involves all aspects of wellness, caring for the mind, body and spirit. We are fortunate to have a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals able to collaborate to reach this goal for families, and all age groups and walks of life, including the aged, newborns, children, and adolescents.The chiropractic approach to better health is, to detect (Diagnose), and correct (thru a Chiropractic Adjustment). In doing this we help prevent nervous system dysfunction, and therefore improve overall health and ability to fight off disease and sickness.

 

 

Spinal Adjustments

These safe, effective and gentle techniques help return individual spinal bones to their proper motion and position. There are many ways to carefully apply directed and controlled pressure to restore better position and motion to misaligned spinal joints. This may require a quick thrust (Manual Adjustment), or in other instances a slow, constant pressure (Mobilisation). Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire spine will receive attention. Sometimes an instrument called an Activator is used. Occasionally the patient’s own body weight is used, by using biomechanical wedges or blocks placed under the hips. Some adjusting approaches can result in a ‘popping’ sound or cavitation of the joint. This sound is created by the release of nitrogen gas in the joint space creating a vacuum, and is not harmful!

 

Headaches:

Many forms of headache are due to spinal problems in the neck, whether related to joint problems or muscle problems or both. Patients can have remarkable relief of neck related or tension type headaches from the application of chiropractic adjustments. Much research has been done to prove the benefits of chiropractic for the relief of certain types of headaches, and is often the treatment of choice for many of these syndromes.

 

 
Extremity Pain (knees, ankle, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists):

All joints in the body may be affected by dysfunction and incorrect patterns of movement, often through an old injury or incorrect movement pattern. Chiropractors are able to treat the pain using an anti inflammatory treatment approach in acute conditions and in more chronic cases deal with the abnormal bio mechanics through adjustment, mobilisation as well as teaching the correct movement, strength of muscles and core bracing of the required areas.