Chiropractic is a form of therapy that makes use of hands-on spinal manipulation as well as other traditional and alternative manual therapy treatments. It centers around the philosophy of proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system and especially the spinal column. Unlike other methods used in medical practice, chiropractic emphasizes treatment without the use of surgery or medication which may have harmful effects and only used as a last resort for many musculoskeletal and spinal complaints. Your Chiropractor Sydney CBD will give you a safe and effective treatment to allow for natural healing to take place.
Safety and effectiveness are of paramount importance when it comes to the use of chiropractic, in fact it is the holistic and hands-on approach to treatment through the use of chiropractic spinal adjustments that make chiropractic a very sought after treatment with countless people across the globe seeking the treatment and advice of chiropractors.
Why Use chiropractic?
There are over 300,000 visitors to chiropractors in Australia every week, it is an extremely popular form of treatment especially in the United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Europe. Chiropractic is a non-invasive treatment and has an excellent safety record. It is a 5-year university degree and has many clinical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, radiology, pathology, chiropractic and manual therapy techniques. Chiropractors are not only experts in treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, but also facilitate healthy lifestyle choices, nutritional advice and rehabilitation. A good chiropractor will not just treat a patient’s symptom in isolation, they will take in to account the mental and social health as stress is a contributing factor with many physical ailments, nutritional factors and the overall health and fitness of the patient.
When To see A Chiropractor & What Do They Treat
Seeing a chiropractor may become necessary when you are continuously suffering from low back pain, neck pain, headache, migraines, sciatica, general muscle stiffness and tension, sporting injuries, poor posture etc... Many people will unnecessarily put up with pain, excusing it as just “getting old” or something they must live with, but it is extremely important to seek help in the early stages before it gets to a chronic situation as it may become more difficult to resolve the longer the complaint is left untreated. Like most things with the human body but especially hen it comes to pain, prevention is always better than cure.
What Approach Do Chiropractors Use?
Seeing an expert chiropractor may help in overcoming pain without the use medication which may have harmful side effects and not tolerated by some and prevent unnecessary surgery which should only be used as a last resort. This can be achieved by using safe and effective hands-on techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, spinal manipulative therapy, trigger point therapy and soft tissue techniques in the initial phase of treatment, to restore proper and pain free movement of the spine, adequate blood flow to the surround muscles and connective tissue.
Education in what is causing your pain and what is not causing your pain is vital for a quick recovery. People who live with pain will become very fearful of certain things that are more than likely not causing their pain and this fear driven association may lead to chronic and ongoing pain conditions. For example, someone may heavily restrict their exercise and try to protect the area by using bed rest, it is vital to stay as active as possible. It is also important to recognize any daily activities that may be contributing to the symptoms, for example, if pain is aggravated by sitting, which is very common it may be recommended to get up every 30-60 minutes and go for a short walk and stretch also alternating between sitting & standing can both have a positive effect as this allows to muscles and spine to change postures and relieve any stress that may be occurring. Managing stress and making sure someone get enough quality sleep is also especially important as this may lead to higher levels of inflammation.
A more active phase in your recovery may be used once pain and inflammation is managed allowing you to take a proactive approach in managing your pain. This may include specific exercises for your condition, general lifestyle advice on getting enough daily physical activity and stretching and/or self-massage using a foam roller or the like. This will empower you to manage on your own pain, prevent it from coming back and require you to seek less professional help. It is important to try get at least 30 minute of physical exercise a day not only for health and weight management, stress relief, but it is extremely important for spinal and musculoskeletal health. Things like swimming, free weights or Pilates can be used for great effect especially when combined with the hands approach of a chiropractor and a specialized exercise program specific for your condition.
Your Chiropractor Sydney CBD will take a wholistic approach when it comes to treating and managing your pain. As a registered health professional, a detailed history and examination will also be conducted to rule out anything more serious that may be contributing to your pain, x-rays and MRI’s may also be required and a referral to your general practitioner.
Why Choose Your Chiropractor Sydney CBD?.
Your chiropractor Sydney CBD is an experienced practitioner, having worked in the industry for over 15 years. Longer treatment times of 30 minutes or 45 minutes are also used so you get and individualized treatment, specific for your needs ensuring a speedy recovery from your condition. As well as being a qualified chiropractor, your chiropractor Sydney CBD is also a myotherapist and a massage therapist so you get an expert spine and muscle treatment not offered anywhere else in Australia.