Here are some of the commonly asked questions we get about Chiropractic.
What ages can see a chiropractor? Chiropractors can help people of all ages, varying the amount of force or use of techniques to fit each individual’s preferences, body types and conditions. Here at Hills Natural Health Centre we have a dedicated paediatric-only chiropractor who has completed their paediatric post-graduate studies so you can rest assured that your bub is in safe hands.
What conditions can a chiropractor help with? Chiropractic can help with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, sports injuries, muscle spasms, tennis elbow and general aches. These are just some of the well documented conditions. Other conditions have yet to be researched but when all other traditional medicine has failed, Chiropractic may be an option to consider.
Why see a chiropractor? Chiropractors deals with all types of musculoskeletal conditions with a strong focus on the spine and pelvis. Chiropractors aim to restore function through the body by working on your muscles and joints, allowing the body to heal itself. Not only does Chiropractic help with pain control and management, it can be also used for optimal well being and performance.
Does it hurt? A small percentage of people will experience mild, achy soreness after chiropractic treatment which lasts between 1-2 days. Otherwise Chiropractic treatment have positive results leaving the majority of clients feeling great! Don’t hesitate to tell your Chiropractor about adverse reactions so they can work together with you on your case.
Does it always have to “crack”? The “crack” noise produced during a manual adjustment is from the joints opening up with some gas (CO2) being released. This noise is sometimes considered desirable by some, but it is not necessary for healing and return of function. In fact, there are many low force techniques our chiropractors employ which do not involve producing these “cracking” noises.
How often should you come back? Generally speaking Chiropractors usually recommend frequent visits in the beginning before spreading visits out. When symptoms persist after a trial of care, clients may be referred on for further testing/imaging, a change in the treatment modality or technique, or referred onto other appropriate health practitioners.