Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care.
Is Chiropractic Care Appropriate for Children?
Chiropractic is a conservative and non-invasive form of health care that is ideal for caring for the growing spine. The birthing process can be the first instance where a spinal misalignment may occur. As the child grows, bumps and bruises as well as sporting injuries take their toll.
Am I Too Old for Chiropractic?
Whether you wish to increase mobility, be free from pain and stiffness, reduce your reliance on medication or just to want to enjoy life with more vitality, chiropractic can assist you in achieving your health goals. Spinal adjustments may also help relieve some of the symptoms of degenerative conditions, such as arthritis.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
The Chiropractic profession has an excellent safety record. According to a New Zealand Government Inquiry, Chiropractic is described as “remarkably safe” (1).
Other studies examining the treatment options of neck and back pain, found chiropractic care to be 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs(2).
The profession is regulated by a National Registration Board that ensures continually high educational and ethical standards within the profession
1 Chiropractic in New Zealand: Report of the Commission of Inquiry. (1979). Hasselberg PD, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand
2 Dabbs,V., & Lauretti,W.J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530-536.
How Long Can I Benefit from Chiropractic Care?
In short, the amount of time you benefit from Chiropractic care depends on you. Like brushing your teeth or regular exercise, chiropractic maintenance is an excellent choice to improve your health and wellbeing.
After the symptoms are relieved, we will work to correct the underlying cause of your problem, so that it does not return. Once this occurs, it makes sense to preserve the success in your health that you have achieved to date, by maintaining a preventative wellness program. Imagine moving freely, without pain, restriction or stiffness. Imagine feeling healthier and functioning at optimal levels. Imagine having that every day. Chiropractic helps you be at your best.
What Chiropractic Services Do You Offer?
The Chiropractic services that we offer at our clinic follow a step by step program to help you on your road to recovery. The first phase is symptom relief care. This aims to get rid of your pain as quickly as possible so that we can start to treat the underlying causes of your condition.
After you are feeling and moving better our next aim is to restore optimal skeletal alignment with rehabilitation care. This will incorporate corrective adjustments, as well as a stretching and strengthening program for the muscles to allow the adjustments to “hold” better. Once this has been achieved, preventative maintenance care will help prevent relapses and keep you performing at your best.
Other therapies that may be used in conjunction with chiropractic care include soft tissue work, ultrasound therapy and postural analysis. Our chiropractors will tailor a program that best suits your needs.
We also offer quality nutritional support when required to assist in your healing and improve your health and wellbeing.