Chiropractic is the largest drug and surgery free modality of treatment in the western world, concerning the mechanical disorder of the musculoskeletal system; which also highly affects the function of the nervous system and general health(3).
Chiropractic treatment is based on the foundation that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating mechanism that is able to respond to its environment appropriately provided the nervous system is free of interference.
The nervous system is the method of communication between all parts of the body. The brain sends and receives messages to and from different parts of the body (muscles, joints, balance receptors) and hormones through the spinal cord; which is protected by the bones of the spine(2).
Due to injuries and/or bad postural habits developed in our daily activities, misalignment of the spine occurs, altering the nerve function and therefore impacting normal healthy body function.
Chiropractic is a proven, safe, gentle and effective approach to restoring spinal stability and optimising nervous system function(1,3). Chiropractic is not only for the relief of pain and discomfort, but is also beneficial to everyone including, newborns, elderly, worker compensation cases, pregnant women and athletes in maximising and maintaining peak performance.
Conditions and symptoms chiropractic can improve and correct:
Neck & Back Pain
Arm and Leg Pain
Numbness and tingling
Recurrent Sprain Injuries
Pregnancy related pain & discomfort
Colic & Newborn
Rubinstein, S. M. (2008). Adverse Events Following Chiropractic Care for Subjects With Neck or Low-Back Pain: Do The Benefits Outweigh the Risks? Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics,31(6), 461-464. doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.06.001
Better Health. (n.d.). Retrieved May 19, 2016, from https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
About Chiropractic. (n.d.). Retrieved May 19, 2016, from http://chiropractors.asn.au/