FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

FAQ

Recovery time depends upon several factors, such as the duration and intensity of your condition, the nature of your particular problem, your age and general constitution, your lifestyle and commitment to getting well again. The effects of the treatment are cumulative so compliance with a suggested treatment schedule will maximise your chances of improvement and staying well – like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the one/s before.  Most patients however notice a significant improvement within a few treatments.

Chiropractic adjustments will mostly be pain-free and often are in fact very relieving. We use a range of different methods to make sure that you are always comfortable with the adjustment.

You will be surprised at how good a treatment can make you feel.

This is entirely up to you.  We find that many people choose to continue chiropractic care on some type of periodic basis.   Like with regular dental check ups, many people choose to avoid bigger problems by having a periodic check up. Think of your body like a complex piece of electrical or mechanical equipment (eg a car), checking and maintaining it at regular intervals can help in preventing and correcting damage to its structure and operating system and improve the body’s performance.

Some people do require ongoing treatment due to their lifestyle or a serious injury that results in a tendency for a recurrence of a spinal problem.

Others choose to see us from time to time for episodes of pain, on an as needs basis.

Regardless of your health goals, please understand that we are here to help you.  We are here to support and hopefully even inspire you towards improved health, but you make the decisions.  It’s your body, your health and your future.  Our job is to offer you the finest chiropractic care possible, and it’s up to you to decide how much of it you want.

Yes.  Just like adults, children have spines too!  Their spines can be subject to significant trauma during the birth process and other childhood activities such as learning to walk, falling off bicycles, climbing etc.  The nerve impulses travelling back and forth between the brain and the body is a major factor in coordinating and controlling development.  Children’s growing bodies should have full and free flowing nerve communication to reach their full potential.  Some common childhood health complaints can be related to spinal dysfunction and may benefit from chiropractic care eg “growing pains”. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.

The concern many parents have is that chiropractic care will be forceful. Adjusting techniques are always modified for each person’s size and spinal problem. Babies, infants and children need no more pressure applied to their spine than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

No.  Even if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, chiropractic care is still possible and can be very beneficial.  These conditions are always carefully looked for, allowed for and techniques are utilised so that these underlying conditions are not upset.

In fact, due to its natural non invasive approach to health care, chiropractic is becoming increasingly popular in the senior age group as it commonly results in reduced pain and improved mobility.

There are essentially two types of care. The first type is “crisis or symptomatic care,” and occurs when patients come in to see us to relieve their pain and symptoms. Many of our patients start off seeking this first type of care.

The second type of care is a proactive method that keeps you at your best for the long term. This is “wellness or maintenance care.” With this type of care, we aim to keep your body in top shape to prevent your symptoms from returning. The frequency of this care will depend on several factors, including your lifestyle and work habits.

No matter which care you are seeking, we will always be more than happy to help.

No – see above regarding maintenance care. Whether you wish to continue care or not is up to you and can depend upon your lifestyle and work habits. An example comparison can be seen with dentistry. We go to the dentists to keep our teeth as healthy as possible. Similarly, the same can be done for your spine via chiropractic.

Australian chiropractors now study at University for a minimum of 5 years full time.  They graduate with either a double Bachelor’s Degree in Chiropractic Science and Clinical Science, or a Master’s degree, depending on the University.  All chiropractors must be registered with the government regulated Chiropractors Registration Board.