What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the knowledge that altered function of your spine can interfere with the spinal nerves.
Chiropractic is a natural approach to healthcare based on the knowledge that altered function of your spine can not only cause pain but can interfere with the flow of information along your nerves which can impair communication between your brain and important cells, tissues and organs in your body.
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained in improving the function of your spine so that your brain can control all the complex functions of the body without nerve interference. This helps your body enjoy optimum health, giving relief from aches, pains and the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Your Chiropractor will use extensive history, examination and sometimes further investigation to identify your problem and discuss how best to manage your condition. The benefits of Chiropractic care may be widespread and reach well beyond the relief of pain.
Studies show that chiropractic is a very safe and effective approach to back pain and spinal care which is suitable for any stage of life from newborns to the elderly. Many of our patients initially came for relief of back pain and now use chiropractic to stay active, healthy and get the most from life. Your chiropractor has five years of university training and many years of experience to provide advice on exercise, nutrition, workplace safety and posture. Our chiropractors are registered with all major health funds and government departments and you do not need a referral from your GP to make an appointment.
The Nervous System
The brain controls all the complex functions of the body by sending messages through the nervous system which reaches every part of the body.
The spinal cord travels within the spine and then divides into the final nerves that carry messages back and forward between the brain and the cells of the body.
This magnificent but delicate system can be interfered with if the spinal bones are not moving correctly.
The result of this interference to the communication between the brain and the body is that your health is below optimum. In the early stages you may not notice it's effects. Pain or other symptoms will result sometimes many years after the original injury.
Often people forget that good health comes from within. Allowing the nervous system to operate without interference is when our health will be at it's peak to allow faster healing and greater vitality.
Most people first attend a Chiropractor when they have an episode of pain because chiropractic is recognised as an effective method of allowing the body to heal itself.
Chiropractors can assist the nervous system to function at its optimum which allows your body to heal effectively. The healing process goes on long after the symptoms have passed and we take pride in teaching you how to maintain a healthy spine so that your body produces good health from within.
At Northern Districts Chiropractic we take pride in providing information to our patients about a range of health conditions. Our trained staff can also provide information on lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, risk avoidance and workplace ergonomics. We see the benefit in providing holistic care to our patients and may at time refer you to other specialists to achieve your best physical and mental health outcomes.