WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractors are primary health care professionals meaning that they can specifically:
- Give specific advice on areas of one’s health and wellness
All neuromuscular-skeletal related conditions.
Chiropractic is 100% natural.
For over a century, doctors of Chiropractic have successfully helped millions of individuals recover from spine-related health problems. As a result, chiropractic has earned its place as the largest drugless and non-surgical health care profession.
WHO SHOULD SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
Since we all have a spine, the potential for the its normal function to be affected, at any given time, is present in people of all ages.
Chiropractic care offers patients the opportunity to experience relief and improved overall health and is highly effective in the treatment and prevention of back and neck pain.
Chiropractic has been proven to be extremely safe as it is a drug free, non-surgical approach to health. This places Chiropractic as one of the safest of all health care practices.
“Medicine is the study of disease, and what causes a man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes a man to live.” -B.J Palmer
IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
HOW ARE CHIROPRACTORS EDUCATED?
Like all primary health care practitioners, Chiropractors undergo extensive education and training at internationally accredited Universities.
Students begin by fulfilling an undergraduate degree requiring the full comprehension of core sciences such as:
They then begin the program leading to the Master’s qualification in Chiropractic. This includes the detailed studies of:
- Clinical biomechanics and kinesiology
Their education continues into the advanced clinical sciences including:
- Examination procedures
- Differential diagnosis
- X-ray,MRI, CT and Diagnostic Ultrasound interpretation
Practical experience, in the final years, is categorised into:
- 2 year residency at outpatient clinics
- The completion of a clinical trial dissertation research
- Completion of a two year internship program
Following your initial consultation and examination by your qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, a specific treatment plan will be drawn up which caters to your specific needs. This program is focused around the Chiropractic manual adjustment. This will improve and correct:
- Segmental motion in the joint
- Stimulate the surrounding nerve fibers
- Influence intra-joint and inter-joint fluid dynamics
You may feel immediate relief and improvement after an adjustment, or you may experience a gradual, progressive relief of symptoms. Since Chiropractic adjustments restore movement in segments from a ‘locked’ to normal position, the “freeing” of the joint movement allows all the stretched, irritated ligaments and tendons to also return to their normal resting position. Since this prolonged lengthened position has been restructured to resting length, slight muscle soreness similar to intensive exercise may be experienced. If any such symptoms are experienced rest assured that they will dissipate and you will be left to enjoy the benefits of improved spinal motion and less pain, which ultimately results in improved spinal health.
For the best results, follow the plan that your doctor of chiropractic recommends for you.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC CORRECT MY SPINAL PROBLEMS?
The number of visits you make to your chiropractor is case specific to the type and duration of your condition and your personal health goals.
Many people utilise chiropractic care on regular basis for preventive health care, as they understand the importance of maintaining good body movement, posture and function.
Some individuals seek treatment for their specific conditions with the primary objective being to relieve pain.
At Benoni Chiropractic Health Centre we take time to discuss the objectives, your expectations and goals of the treatment, and then formulate the most effective treatment plan that is best for you.