What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure (spine and pelvis) and its function (nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Hence, the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body. Chiropractic treatment is focused around the root of the nervous system – the channels through which impulses travel between the body and the brain. If these impulses are impeded by cramped and seized muscles, as a result their functions begin...
What is a Pinched Nerve?
Nerves travel through some narrow spaces in your body and have little soft tissue to protect them. A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve or set of nerves in the body are stretched, constricted, or compressed (pressure) by surrounding tissues. In some cases this tissue might be bone, cartilage, muscle or tendons that presses on the nerve. Symptoms that can arise from this are: a numbing sensation, “pins and needles”, and/or a burning feeling around the affected area. Often the symptoms from a pinched nerve can lessen...
What is a Bulging Disc?
This is a common condition in young adults and older people. It’s where one of your intervertebral discs, which cushions the bones in your spine, has weakened and lost its shape. As the disc bulges out between the vertebrae and presses on a nerve, you will experience symptoms in whatever part of your body the affected nerve serves, usually slowly and over a long period of time. The symptoms of a bulging disc include pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. It is possible for you to have a bulging disc without feeling any...
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are medically prescribed foot devices that fit inside your shoes to help stabilize and correct poor foot posture. They are custom made and specifically designed to help realign the foot structures into their correct position. Walking and standing with the feet, legs, hips, and spine constantly out of alignment can contribute to back pain. Orthotics provide stability for the foot and corrects injury-causing imbalances. They help reduce the stress and strain put on our feet, legs, knees...
What are some of our Chiropractic Techniques
Chiropractors have a deep understanding of the body’s structures and how each interacts. The Chiropractic techniques used at Chiro & Sports Med is a hands-on approach to examining, diagnosing, and treating a patient who is experiencing pain. Chiropractors ensure they are treating the cause and not just the symptoms. By using spinal adjustments, manipulation and other physical means to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and detecting structural imbalances and nerve interferences.
The chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med use a wide variety of techniques to ensure...
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Neck & Shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas. Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause Neck & Shoulder pain.
Most neck pain is due to strain and spasm of the neck muscles. Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, therefore...
Lower Back Pain
Back Pain is a very common complaint that our Chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med see and treat. Patients with prolapse disc and sciatica can also benefit from our chiropractic treatment. The chiropractor will often treat around the prolapse area, pelvic and/or mid back to reduce pain. When back pain is reduced the affected area will be able to be treated directly.
It is very important that you come quickly for treatment and get a proper diagnosis...
Scoliosis is a condition that describes a sideways curvature of the spine that gives an “S” or “C” appearance of the spine rather than a straight “I”. This condition can result in the bones of the spine to turn (rotate) causing one shoulder, scapula (shoulder blade), or hip to appear higher than the other. The incidence of small spinal curves is very similar in boys and girls, but girls tend to have a progressively larger scoliotic curve that will need
“Sleep is one of the most important functions of the brain”, says Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology.
Consequently, getting enough quality sleep plays a vital role in well-being and good health as it helps recharge our bodies both mentally and physically for the next days activities.
Have you or somebody you know been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) recently? Are you suffering from whiplash, neck pain or back pain? Many people do not realise how severe a car accident can be. Hence a thorough chiropractic check up immediately after an accident will help minimise any injury and prevent from long lasting pain.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a car crash and therefore should not be underestimated. When a jarring movement of...
Ten to twenty years ago a person experiencing back pain would most commonly be advised bed rest and immobilisation of the back. Research within the past 10 years has shown that inactivity weakens the muscles that support the spine and, if continued too long, can prolong recovery or even make certain conditions worse. Exercise on the other hand increases muscle flexibility and strength. It also promotes healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints.
Individualised exercise program
Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that comprise the spinal column. The discs between the vertebrae enable the back to flex or bend and also act as shock absorbers.
Herniated disc causes
A disc herniates or ruptures when part of...