The key focus of chiropractic care is to detect and correct vertebral misalignment, in order to restore healthy function of the spine and nervous system.
What is Chiropractic?
What chiropractors mean by vertebral misalignment is an area of the spine or pelvis that is not functioning properly mechanically and as a result is impacting negatively on the nervous system. Your chiropractor will give you information on your specific issue.
An adjustment is the term given to the correction of the above-mentioned misalignment. Adjustment types vary among chiropractors, they can include manipulation, holding pressure, using wedges, an adjusting tool such as an activator, mobilisations and gentle cranial work to name a few. Patient age, body type and specific condition will all be taken into account when selecting the most appropriate adjustment type for each individual.
The nervous system is the master controller of every process that occurs in your body.
It can be divided into three main areas:
- The central nervous system consisting of the brain, brain stem and spinal cord.
- The peripheral nervous system which includes all the nerves that branch off the brain stem and spinal cord.
- The autonomic nervous system which can be divided into the sympathetic (fright/flight) and parasympathetic (rest/digest) nervous system.
The experienced Chiropractors at Embrace Life North Lakes, use a variety of gentle and manual techniques and have experience treating families and sports people. Chiropractic treatment may be able to help:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
To find out more about our team of Chiropractors, click here.
Chiropractors are university trained (five years, double degree) and regulated by AHPRA (all health practitioners are registered with this body including GPs).