I was just wondering.....
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic has an outstanding and enviable safety record. Each week over 215 000 Australians visit their Chiropractor for safe, effective and natural health care. In the words of the New Zealand Government’s Inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.”
In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Is Chiropractic scientific?
Chiropractors undertake a five year University degree to become trained as Doctors of Chiropractic. Given the education and training required to become a chiropractor, it is illogical to say that chiropractic is unscientific.
Over the past 113 years, many studies have been conducted by medical communities on chiropractic, and it has been found to be completely safe and effective when applied by a skilled professional.
I’m scared of getting ‘cracked’! Will the adjustment hurt?
The most common question I hear from people who have never seen a chiropractor before is, “What about the cracking? What’s that all about?”. The ‘cracking’ they are talking about is the movement of gas within the joints of the spine that releases when an adjustment is delivered to the area –much like the sound you hear when you open a bottle of soft drink. These adjustments are not painful, and many patients experience a sense of relief after an adjustment.
I use a number of different techniques, so if you are unsure about how you would like to be adjusted, we can discuss this during your appointment and utilise the best technique for you.
What techniques do you use?
To give you the best possible care to suit your body and your needs, I use a variety of techniques when treating patients including:
Low force techniques
We can discuss these different techniques and answer any questions you may have about them during your initial consultation.
Do I need a referral from a GP?
Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners therefore a referral is not necessary. However more and more GPs are referring to Chiropractors via the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM).
Why do Chiropractors recommend regular treatment?
Some people do not like the idea of coming for chiropractic treatment regularly to enjoy its benefits. Good health is a product of ongoing commitment – you can’t go to the gym once and remain fit for the rest of your life! Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help to keep them at their best and help them maintain good health, but it is always up to you how long you choose to benefit from Chiropractic care.
Anything else you would like to know? Feel free to drop me a message: