It is not uncommon to hear a slight noise from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint which is a perfectly normal occurrence, but we appreciate that some practice members would prefer different styles of adjusting. Make sure you speak to Doctor about any concerns you may have, as we have many techniques available.
Great! Most people experience more energy, less discomfort, more flexibility, and an overall feeling of enhanced well-being. Occasionally, you may be slightly sore or tired as your body adapts to the changes occurring. The Doctors will monitor your progress very closely to ensure maximal comfort during this time of change. In some patients with long-term chronic conditions, realigning the spine may also cause the muscles around the spine to be sore afterwards. This is only temporary, until the weakened muscles are strengthened. This is comparable to the discomfort felt after a good work out at the gym.
Absolutely. The nervous system controls the tension of your muscles so it is important to get this functioning at it’s best. Most people find that once they get adjusted their muscles begin to relax naturally as their spine and nerves begin to function normally again. The Doctors; use various techniques that affect both the spine and musculature, and we also have massage therapists, acupuncturists and physiotherapists we refer to when required.
It takes 5 years at university to become a chiropractor.
There was a time when doctors recommended their patients to stick to conventional treatments, but this has changed much today. Many doctors have opened up to the scientific benefits of chiropractic, and will not hesitate in making referrals to chiropractors when needed. These are doctors who prioritize the welfare of their patients, and will not stop them from exploring chiropractic if it is the most appropriate treatment. As more patients seek alternatives to conventional drugs and surgery, more doctors are referring them to chiropractors as well. This is particularly true now that lifestyle related illnesses have become the biggest tax on our healthcare system. Doctors are recognizing that in most cases the best treatments for these are not quick fix surgeries and medications, but lifestyle changes that offer long term solutions.
Absolutely not. The medical system is a vital aspect of healthcare in times of crisis, and medications such as pain killers can be very worthwhile for short-term symptom relief. We do however recognize that too many lifestyle related problems are being treated using drugs and surgery which may make the patient feel better but are not addressing the cause of the problem or making them healthy. In many cases these chronic illnesses can be resolved far more effectively using non-invasive care and lifestyle changes that directly address the cause of the problem.