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Introduction to Chiropractic
The perfect way to understand why chiropractic care may help you and your family.
Despite studies showing how rare adverse events are with chiropractic care, there are still people worried that an adjustment could cause a stroke.
Did you know that almost 50% of chiropractic patients go to see their chiropractor because they simply want to maintain their health and well-being!
100 years on from the first chiropractic adjustment, we know much more about how the brain and the rest of the central nervous system functions
Your nervous system will increase or decrease your heart rate based on the needs of your body, and this is called heart rate variability.
If you have been adjusted before by a chiropractor you may have noticed a popping sound that may seem a little strange, so what actually is it?
When you first see your chiropractor, you may be among the many people who ask, “how often do I need to come?”
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
There are many scientifically proven benefits from chiropractic care and how you can benefit too!
Healthy ageing focuses on maintaining mental and physical health and avoiding disease so that you can maintain independence and quality of life.
How quickly do you react when someone pulls in front of you when you’re driving, or when a ball comes your way on the sporting field? We all react to these day-to-day challenges at different speeds.
Modern healthcare should be based on a combination of relevant current research, the clinical experience of your healthcare provider, and your wishes and values.
Professional golfers will do everything they can to help them in their search for the perfect swing. About three-quarters of professional golfers receive regular chiropractic care to help them play at their peak potential.
When things get too much for us, we sometimes forget to pay enough attention to looking after ourselves and we may eat and drink too much and not do enough exercise.
Modern-day opioid drugs are similar to slow-release heroin – they are highly addictive, and associated with major withdrawal symptoms, and they kill thousands of people every single year.
It is possible that chiropractic care is releasing the handbrake to your muscles, making it easier for your brain to move your muscles and produce more strength.
Cost can be a factor when making decisions about healthcare. Researchers have been looking at what the most cost-effective healthcare options are for people with back and neck pain.
Chiropractic Care and Children
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. Children can benefit from it too!
When deciding whether they should see a chiropractor, pregnant mums often ask “is it safe to be adjusted by the chiropractor when I’m pregnant?”
It is recommended that babies should be exclusively breastfed until they are about six months of age, but only about 1% of mothers continue to breastfeed.
In one study researchers showed that babies who received chiropractic care cried significantly less than those who did not receive care.
Nocturnal enuresis is defined as the involuntary loss of urine at night, in the absence of disease, at an age when a child could be expected to be dry.
We know very little about growing pains apart from some children get sore arms or legs at the end of the day and usually wake up feeling better.
The research evidence is clear that when a thorough history and exam is taken and appropriate techniques chosen, chiropractic care is very safe for children and babies.
Secrets of the Spine
After your brain, your spine is the most important part of your body!
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, one of the questions many people have asked is ‘what can I do to help boost my immune system’?
Scientists now know that it’s not just physical exercise that’s important for your brain, but how your spine moves is also very important for keeping your brain healthy.
Given the crisis we are facing with the COVID-19 virus, it is important we understand how our body works to defend ourselves during an immune response.
About 17 million people around the world suffer from a significant stroke every year. And about 5 million of them experience long term disability.
Did you know that pain is created in your brain?
Understanding the latest scientific evidence about pain can help you retrain your brain from creating pain.
Chronic pain that has persisted for more than 3 months is no longer protective, nor informative. So, what is chronic pain and what can you do about it?
Sometimes pain persists long after tissue damage has actually healed. When pain persists for more than three months we call this chronic pain.
Up to half the world’s population suffers from neck pain at some stage. For some, one big problem is that it just keeps coming back, or becomes chronic.
Headaches, like any pain in your body, are a sign that something is not quite right. Your brain will create for you the sensation of pain if it thinks there is something wrong.
Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the world experience migraines regularly? The World Health Organisation consider them to be the most debilitating of all neurological disorders.
Back pain guidelines recommend seeing a chiropractor or other form of healthcare before medications such as relaxants or opioid based pain relief.