Annerley Chiropractic Clinic
Gentle Chiropractic Care
Our Clinic focuses on using gentle adjusting techniques including breathing exercises that teach the nervous system to release pain and tension. This treatment is ideal for the person looking for an effective and gentle way to address the underlying causes of pain and also helps the nervous system to process and release emotional stress.
Many comparative studies show that Chiropractic can effectively help with lower back and neck pain, headaches, disk problems and sciatica. Treatments are tailored to the individual and range from gentle non-manipulative techniques such as network spinal, soft tissue techniques including Bowen therapy, Pelvic blocking or activator through to some manual adjusting techniques. Chiropractic adjustments are aimed at giving the right adjustment based on the current state of the spine, which help the body to resolve symptoms and develop long term spinal health.
What to expect at your first visit?
You will be asked to fill in appropriate paper work and asked to take
a seat and relax.
Full medical history
At your first visit a full medical history will be taken to better understand the underlying causes of your problem. Be sure to mention everything about your condition even if you think it is small or insignificant, a large part of discovering the underlying causes of your problem can come from the medical history.
Including range of motion and appropriate orthopedic testing will be done to help determine the level of function within your body.
One major causes of ongoing pain and tension is your posture. During your consult we will discuss your posture and its effects on your body and what you can do to improve your posture. Pre and Post postural photos are taken using advanced Posture Analysis software, these allow you to see how your treatments are progressing.
sEMG Muscle Scan
This scan measures the neuro-muscular activity and balance of the muscles along the spine producing a before and after report allowing you to see how your your treatments are progressing.
What about X-ray
Previous X-rays are useful, however unless there has been significant trauma or suspicion of underlying pathology most people will not be required to get an x-ray.
X-rays are used to check for the following:
The spine is checked to rule out any signs of serious disease or pathology that may need referral for specialist medical treatment.
The spine is checked for any signs of previous trauma that may not have been mentioned in the medical history.
Presence of degeneration
Helps to provide an overall impression of the health of your spine and to formulate a prognosis as to how well you will respond to Chiropractic care.
Allows us to visualize the alignment of the spine to better formulate a treatment plan which may including functional exercises to strengthen the postural muscles that control the spine.
Once a diagnosis has been made the possible causes of your problem will be discussed along with a recommended treatment plan. Most symptoms usually feel better within 4-6 visits however to to achieve more sustainable outcomes a longer treatment course is often recommended.
Having received a diagnosis, you will generally be give a treatment at your first visit. After your adjustment you may be given exercises to help speed your recovery, this might be as straightforward as going for a 10 minute walk after your adjustment.
What to expect after your first treatment
You are likely to experience some relief after your first adjustment. The practitioner will give you some simple instructions to follow at home, this is especially important if ice application is required. Your practitioner will recommend when your next visit should be. Each adjustment builds on the last and you should continue to improve after each adjustment until you are back to optimal health.