Is Chiropractic safe?

Is Chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic. Is it safe?Yes, it is. Chiropractic was founded in the 1890s, and is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. A common chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially adjustment of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but also includes other low force techniques, muscle releases, exercises and health and lifestyle counselling. It is a very safe and effective technique that can help with symptoms of pain, stiffness, headaches, nerve impingement and more.
Chiropractic procedures seldom cause problems. In extremely rare circumstances, some treatment

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Vector Point Cranials.

Vector Point Cranials.

vector point cranialsVector Point Cranials is a technique that addresses and releases the dura, via points on the skull. The dura (or dura mater) is a tough elastic membrane that encases and supports the brain and spinal cord, as well as the beginning of the nerves as they branch off the spinal cord (nerve roots). The dura has connections to the inside of the skull and the spine.

As the dura has attachments to the bony structures any imbalance in the spine or pelvis can effect and result in tension in the ura. The opposite can also occur, any

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Intraoral Cranials.

Intraoral Cranials.

chiropractic intraoral cranialsMany people have heard of and likely experienced a cranial treatment, but many don’t realise that there are many different types of cranial techniques, and what they address. At Health In The Bay there are 3 cranial techniques (Intraoral Cranials, Vector Point Cranials, and CRT – Cranial Release Technique) used by our 2 Chiropractors. This article will be focussing on Intraoral Cranials.

The skull is a solid structure, which is actually made up of many different bones that require some flexibility between the joins of these bones. Intraoral Cranials work on these bones to address, correct and normalise

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Bulging disc treatment.

Bulging disc treatment.

lower back pain treatmentStatistically more than half of Australians have a bulging disc in their spine. Many people are extremely concerned when think they may have a bulging disc (also referred to as a ‘slipped disc’), but it is often not as dire as it may sound. The most common site for a bulging disc is L4/L5 disc, then L5/S1 disc, (the last 2 levels of the spine), and discs in the lower neck are also common. Bulging discs can present with a wide range of symptoms, with 20%-35% of adults with a bulging disc having no symptoms. While others

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Bladder infection or no bladder infection

chiro bladderInterestingly, in the past year I have seen a few female patients that have mentioned ongoing bladder infection-type symptoms, but there was no bladder infection. In all the cases, urine tests were negative for infection, and a few were given antibiotics which did not make a difference to their symptoms. This doesn’t really make sense in the medical world. According to symptoms it seems like an infection but it doesn’t test as one and doesn’t respond like one. In these cases they were all women who had had children. Some had noticed these symptoms on and off since childbirth, while … Read more ...

TMJ and Chiropractic

Temperomandibular JointYou may have heard or experienced a condition called TMJ which is a condition of clicking or pain in the Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) or jaw. It is more correctly termed TMD which stands for Temperomandibualr Disorder (TMD). These occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.

Causes include:

  • Injury to the jaw, Temperomandibular joint, or muscles of the head and neck (such as from a heavy blow or whiplash)
  • Grinding or clenching the teeth, putting great pressure through the TMJ
  • Stress, which can lead to clenching
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Chiropractic and Bursitis

Chiro shoulder-bursitisBursitis is the inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that is located in certain areas of the body that experiences rubbing or friction between two structures, usually between a tendon and bone, or muscle and bone. The bursa sits between these two structures and acts as a cushion to reduce any rubbing, friction or irritation.

Bursitis is commonly caused by injury or repetitive movement, with the most common areas affected being the shoulder, elbow, ankle, knee and hips. Common advice given by Doctors and Physios is rest and ice together with painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

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Chiropractic and Medicare

MCAs you are most likely aware, Chiropractic can be calmed under Private health insurance, but you may not be aware of a Medicare service that has been available since 2004. The Medicare Allied health initiative provides for Medicare benefits to be paid for allied health and dental care services provided to people with chronic conditions and complex care needs. They will allow for up to five visits under this initiative.

Under the initiative, people with chronic conditions and complex care needs firstly need to be managed by their GP who would set up a Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This … Read more ...

Fractures, Sprains and Chiropractic

chiropractic sprains fracturesCan Chiropractic help with a fracture (the medical term for any broken bone)? No, of course not! But Chiropractic can help if you’ve had a fracture, it has healed, but it still just doesn’t feel right.

Obviously the first thing you need to do if you suspect a fracture is go to the hospital and have it treated. Once it has healed and you are able to use it again, you may notice that it is can be painful or uncomfortable at times, or it just doesn’t feel right. If it doesn’t improve then thats when seeing a Chiropractor can … Read more ...

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Pregnancy-chiropracticYour body goes through many changes during pregnancy, and it is amazing at how well it adapts and accommodates for the increasing size of the baby, and then in preparation for the birthing process. Chiropractic can be helpful in several ways as your body goes through these changes.

As the baby grows your body is having to carry more weight which will put some strain on your body especially the lower back. With the increased size of the baby naturally your stomach enlarges which causes your centre of gravity to a more forward position. Then as the baby gets even … Read more ...