At Chiropractic Touch in Old Reynella, people come to see us for a variety of reasons…
1. For relief from symptoms (aches, pains or dysfunction)
2. To rehabilitate or correct long term spinal problems
3. As one component of their overall approach to better health
Let’s take a brief look at how your body works.
Your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by your brain and spinal cord via your body’s complex nervous system. Your brain and nerves continuously monitor and co-ordinate everything that is happening in your body.
The skull protects your brain. The moving bones of your spine protect the spinal cord and nerve roots. A lack of movement or abnormal movement of the spinal joints may interfere with the normal function of your nervous system. Chiropractors refer to this as “subluxation“.
Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to locate and correct subluxation. By using specific chiropractic adjustments to reduce subluxation and nerve interference, chiropractors give your body a better chance at normal health and function.
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the skilled use of delivering a specific force in a precise direction, to a joint that is stuck, or not moving correctly. This adds motion to the joint, helping to gradually restore normal function. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to permit improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and consequently, improved health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Chiropractors may use their hands; or have the aid of special adjusting tables; or have you lie on pelvic blocks; or use specialised hand held instruments. Which technique is chosen is dependent on your individual circumstances – an elderly women, an elite footballer and a baby will obviously require very different approaches.
After years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.
For any specific technique related enquiries, please feel free to contact the team at Chiropractic Touch in Reynella today.
We love seeing all our patients healthy and in good form. Unfortunately, not all our patients start out this way when they first come into our office. Initially we focus on getting them out of pain and back to their normal function. We then progress to maintenance and preventative care which saves our patients from future injuries.