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Have you seen videos on your social media platforms of Chiropractors ‘cracking’ their clients, manually adjusting them and offering them relief from extreme pain and soreness? Perhaps you have seen videos like this one?

If you have encountered these ‘cracking’ videos, you may find yourself asking; What is a chiropractor? What do they do and how can one benefit me?

What is a Chiropractor?

In short, a Chiropractor is a trained health care professional who focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of neuromuscular disorders through manual manipulation and adjustments of the spine.

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Primarily chiropractors strive to improve functionality and reduce pain within their patients of all stages of life. They can also educate patients on how to best maintain their musculoskeletal health through exercise, ergonomics and correct movement. Their main role is to focus on the close relationship between the body’s nervous system and the body’s spine.

What are common problems chiropractors help patients with?

They can assist patients with a broad range of problems; with the most common procedure being an adjustment. An adjustment is undertaken by a trained specialist (A Chiropractor) with the use of their hands and / or specialised instruments to apply controlled force to a joint, primarily spinal to improve one’s body’s physical functionality.

Some of the most common problems you may see a chiropractor for are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Children – All Ages
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Arthritis
  • Vertigo/ Dizziness
  • Upper Limb Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Coccyx Pain
  • Postural Syndrome

Many of these painful problems can be caused by various triggers, from injury, work, accidents, sport and general day to day stress of life.

You may find chiropractic care can help you if you are experiencing a level of pain in your muscles and or joints, impacting your normal ability to get through your day-to-day activities.

Many people maintain healthy joint function and a healthy spine with a chiropractic care plan, preventing any potential painful problems that may lay ahead. Get in touch with the team at Toorak Chiropractor and see how we can help you.

Did you know? You do not require a referral to visit a chiropractor.

In Australia you do not require a referral from your GP to visit a Chiropractor, they are primary health care practitioners. However, your doctor may refer you for treatment under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Programme.

Here are 3 surprising problems a Chiropractor can help you with.

Seeing a Chiropractor can help you with getting Better Sleep.

If you find yourself waking up to an achy or groggy body, you may find some relief in a chiropractic care plan. Improved sleep may be achieved through a chiropractor’s manipulation, increasing your body’s natural blood flow. Aligning your body’s spine can reduce pain, accelerate healing and allow you to get better nights rest.

Chiropractors can help with Blood Pressure Normalization.

According to the Heart Foundation, one in three adults has high blood pressure! That is more than 6 million Australians. In most cases, many do not have noticeable symptoms, but hypertension can lead to serious heart problems such as heart disease or strokes. It has been found that chiropractic adjustments can significantly help drop blood pressure readings by relieving stress and tension from the top part of the neck.

Chiropractors can help with Stress Relief.

For many patients, leaving the chiropractor feeling relaxed, loose, calm and in a better mindset is very common. It is one of the best things about the treatment, it feels so good. The pain relief you may experience from your consults can relieve an abundance of built-up stress in your body.

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