Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that cares for a patient’s neuromusculoskeletal system–the bones, nerves, muscles, and spine–and focuses on their relationship with each other.
As a certified chiropractor, I use a range of manual treatments or manipulations. Most people think of a spinal manipulation when talking about a chiropractor, but spinal manipulation is only one of the many techniques chiropractors use to treat their patients.
Other procedures include specific spinal mobilisations, stretches, and massage. All of these techniques are designed to restore neuromusculoskeletal function in the body.All of these manipulations are only used after proper diagnoses and evaluations of spinal function. They are then employed to correct any underlying causes of spinal problems, which can relieve symptoms like back pain and headaches, to name just a few.
A registered chiropractor in Australia must have completed an accredited five-year university education that incorporates a master’s degree with the doctor of chiropractic degree. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are internationally recognised and considered safe and effective for all, young and old.
Through chiropractic care, patients often experience relief of their symptoms and feel more flexible, mobile, energised, and experience greater mental clarity.
There is extensive research (links are listed below to some of the studies) reported in reputable international journals that supports evidence that chiropractic care is a valuable relief of:
lower back pain
jaw pain and dysfunction
These studies reveal that spinal dysfunction could result in a lack of mobility or movement of specific areas of the spine, and could lead to spinal pain and malfunction, as well as a lack of coordinated neurological spinal control at the level of the brain. The chiropractic adjustment has been shown to improve this neurological control.
Craniosacral therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials as published in the BioMed Central Ltd. Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-3017-y
Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial as published in The Clinical Journal of Pain. https://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Fulltext/2016/05000/Craniosacral_Therapy_for_the_Treatment_of_Chronic.10.aspx
Craniosacral therapy for migraine: a feasibility study as published in the BioMed Central LTD. Journal of Alternative Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373391/