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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to switch off the pain in brain! Research shows that chiropractic can help people who suffer from neck pain,* back pain* and headaches.*
Brain scientists who have studied the effects of chiropractic spinal adjustments have discovered that chiropractic care changes brain function. In particular, adjustments can change function in a part of the brain called the pre-frontal cortex which can lead to chronic pain.*
Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. Not only does it support your 5kg head, maintain gentle forward curve but it must also allow the free flow of nerve impulses to the head, face and body. Besides discomfort and pain, neck pain may indicate that something is not functioning correctly.
Back Pain can be caused by nerve rich facet joints and discs in the spine. These rings of fibrous tissues act as shock absorbers for the spine. Trauma can cause the soft pulpy material in the middle to bulge putting pressure on the delicate nerves adjacent to the discs.
Your head should sit directly on the neck and shoulders, like a golf ball sits on a tee.
Think about how long you have been staring at a screen today.
We live in a forward facing world; mobile phones, repetitive computer use, video games and even carrying back packs may force the body to adapt to a forward head posture. This may result in spinal misalignments and muscle fatigue often causing an achy upper back. Correcting your posture by keeping your spine in correct alignment may decrease abnormal weight bearing on joints which may cause pain and discomfort.
Headaches & Migraines
Your body does not have an aspirin shortage!
A headache is a symptom of an underlying problem.
Headaches are common but they’re not normal, every headache has a cause. Just as the foundation affects affects a building, headaches and neck pain can be caused by problems in the lower back and pelvis.
Sciatica & Disc Pain
Sciatica often begins as a sharp pain in the lower back and extends down into one or both legs. Uncorrected long standing spinal misalignments can make discs and nerves susceptible to damage. A disc can thin, wedge, bulge, protrude, tear or herniate! The pain usually worsens with long periods of weight bearing, standing or sitting. Chiropractors are skilled to evaluate the most common cause of disc and sciatic pain offering a natural approach to relief.
Research shows chiropractic care can have an impact on pelvic floor muscles. Pregnant women that can relax these muscles may help have a natural complication free delivery. This is better for both baby and mother.*
Chiropractic Care throughout pregnancy helps mums spine and nervous system. It can enhance baby development and uterine function by balancing the pelvis and enhancing fetal positioning. As the baby grows, considerable stress is placed on muscles, ligaments, joints and the overall posture of a woman’s spine. The pelvis may begin to rotate to allow for the developing baby, this can lead to distortion of the surrounding connective tissue and pelvic dystocia (a common cause of failure to progress in labour). Clinically, Chiropractic Care has been shown to relieve back pain for up to 85% of pregnant women as well as maintaining pelvic balance. This also plays an integral role in helping to ensure that the developing baby is in the correct position and ready for delivery.
Babies & Kids
65% of neurological development (brain and nervous system) occurs in a child’s first year of life. It is imperative to ensure that your baby has every opportunity to maximise their nerve function during this critical period in their development. Tension and disturbance of the spinal joints can have a wide-range effect on the baby’s body. From noticeable restricted movement such as a flat head on one side, painful or difficulty latching, difficulty sleeping and colic. We use specific gentle paediatric techniques to check and adjust a baby’s spine.
Children have mandatory dental check ups, why not get their spine and nervous system checked too?
Colic in Babies
The good news is there's more research evidence that suggests babies with colic who receive chiropractic care cry less. The mainstay of medical care for infantile colic is to now offer parental reassurance and support knowing that colic is relatively benign and that the child will grow out of it. This has led to more parents seek Chiropractors to help find answers for why their infant wont stop crying.*
Infantile colic is when a baby cries inconsolably for more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week over 3 weeks. This can be distressing, stressful and tiring. It can cause both physical and psychological symptoms in parents.*
Chiropractic can help slow down the rate of functional decline as you age, preserve your autonomy, improve your well-being and reduce accidents. Research suggests chiropractic care can help maintain your ability to live independently and look after yourself.*
Every year approximately 1/3 of older people experience one or more falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury related hospital admissions and death in this age group. A research study in NZ has shown chiropractic care in age 65 - 89 can significantly impact several factors that influence the prevention of falls.*