How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system.
Chiropractic works by helping to restore your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissue, and organs of your body are designed to function well and resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help reduce interferences to your natural state of being healthy.

A common interference to the nervous system is the twenty four moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. This can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses.

Chiropractors aim to improve nervous system function primarily through chiropractic adjustments (with particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis), to help remove any interference that may be impairing normal health.

Chiropractic adjustments restore motion and overcomes abnormal restrictive barriers which helps:

  • Restore motion – both symmetry and range of motion
  • Normalise biomechanics and load distribution
  • Pump out waste products and oedematous fluid
  • Improves nutrition to discs and articular cartilage
  • Relax tight muscles
  • Normalise proprioception – joint position sense
  • Stimulate sensory – motor reflexes
  • Accelerate healing
  • Improves the alignment of new connective tissue.

Chiropractic bases its philosophy on the broadly accepted principle that the body has its own inherent healing power and ability to resist disease. Its tendency is to return to normal health. This ability that the body has is affected by and integrated through the nervous system. The primary roles of our spinal column are to protect the nervous system and to allow flexibility and weight bearing support.

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What to expect from your chiropractic care?

We will undertake a detailed history regarding your current complaint and your past spinal & medical health.