Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your Nervous System controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct misalignments, and dysfunction of movement, within your spine, often before you are even aware of it. Many everyday activities (poor posture, sitting or texting too long, sneezing or bending and twisting incorrectly) can cause these spinal bones or vertebrae to lose their normal healthy position and freedom of motion, resulting in pain and discomfort due to nerve pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are safer than aspirin, muscle relaxants, and back surgery. Dozens of research studies have documented the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. When compared with traditional approaches, chiropractic care is remarkably safe. In fact, millions of adjustments are safely delivered to satisfied patients everyday!
What is Wellness Chiropractic?
More often than not, when we tell someone that we are a chiropractic clinic, they immediately think that we treat neck and/or back pain alone. What many do not realise, However, chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain.
At Well & Wise we believe chiropractic is a lifestyle choice that involves all aspects of wellness, caring for the mind, body and spirit. We are fortunate to have a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals able to collaborate to reach this goal for families, and all age groups and walks of life, including the aged, newborns, children, and adolescents.The chiropractic approach to better health is, to detect (Diagnose), and correct (thru a Chiropractic Adjustment). In doing this we help prevent nervous system dysfunction, and therefore improve overall health and ability to fight off disease and sickness.
These safe, effective and gentle techniques help return individual spinal bones to their proper motion and position. There are many ways to carefully apply directed and controlled pressure to restore better position and motion to misaligned spinal joints. This may require a quick thrust (Manual Adjustment), or in other instances a slow, constant pressure (Mobilisation). Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire spine will receive attention. Sometimes an instrument called an Activator is used. Occasionally the patient’s own body weight is used, by using biomechanical wedges or blocks placed under the hips. Some adjusting approaches can result in a ‘popping’ sound or cavitation of the joint. This sound is created by the release of nitrogen gas in the joint space creating a vacuum, and is not harmful!