Many people ask “what does a chiropractor do?”
Chiropractic is a health profession, which diagnoses, manages and prevents spinal, bone and muscular disorders and their effects on the nervous system and general body health.
Chiropractors enhance the body’s natural ability to repair itself without the use of drugs and surgery. To achieve this, chiropractors apply a wide range of manual techniques, which can improve the proper functioning of your body, and promote good health.
Studies show that chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions, including low back pain, neck pain, as well as shoulder arm and leg conditions. In addition, chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in relieving tension type headaches as well as migraines. Although chiropractic is safe and has a fantastic safety record, it should be noted that all modalities carry an element of risk, no matter how small the possibility.
Many people report that other symptoms may also respond to chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care may also involve many other natural forms of health care including stretching and exercise programs, nutritional advice, home care, ergonomic and postural advice, lifestyle and health education.
Physical, chemical and emotional stress can cause subtle imbalances to develop in the spine. Chiropractors call these imbalances subluxations. Subluxations weaken the body’s ability to adapt to stress, creating a vicious circle.
The goal of chiropractic care is to adjust subluxations using specific and gentle forces on the spine and to teach you how you can manage the causes of subluxations (when one or more of the bones of your spine / vertebra move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves).
While serious consequences to stress may require medical care, camouflaging the symptoms with medication may not be as effective as developing coping strategies. Coping with stress is best achieved with a nervous system that is free of nerve interference. Then you can perform at your adaptive best.
For gentle, caring chiropractic care on the Gold Coast, the team at OneWay Chiropractic can help treat your persistent pain naturally.
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