THE BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC (Chiro)
The World Health Organisation defines Chiropractic as “A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations.”
But what does that mean for you??
Put simply – the chiro team here at Elemental check you to detect areas of your spine that are not moving or functioning well – often called Vertebral Subluxations, and then work with you to correct any issues that may be affecting your ability to properly express a fully healthy life.
Vertebral Subluxations do not always have obvious symptoms at that spot in the spine. For example, a problem with your lower spine may cause your upper spine to compensate and you may experience symptoms in the upper section such as a headache. This is an example of an effect on the kinematic chain. This chain sequence can also produce effects down the body, where a lower back problem may cause you to walk incorrectly and perhaps develop ankle or knee pain.
You may be adjusted while standing, sitting, lying down or in combination – it depends on your factors such as your preference, your level of mobility and flexibility, and the clinical judgement of your chiropractor. You can sometimes hear a clicking sound as the spinal joints are adjusted, but this is usually painless, and recent research has shown it is simply the movement of gasses in the fluid that surrounds your joints. Clicking (or cracking) of your joints does not cause arthritis (sorry Grandma was wrong..) as the main effect is a better moving spine!
At Elemental, we focus very much on Corrective Postural Care for the improvement of long-term health goals. We can help in the short term too, so please discuss with us exactly what your needs and preferences are when we meet you.