Why a Chiropractor
Return to your fullest life
If you’re in chronic pain, you’ve probably been to more than one doctor. You might have started doubting your own experience or felt doubted by others as scans and tests failed to turn up a cause. Exercises haven’t provided relief, and climbing a ladder of painkillers means accepting ever more potential side effects.
Eventually, acceptance starts to look like the only approach. You’re resigned to the constant pain. You won’t play sport again or you’ll play but pay the price afterward.
Then someone suggests a chiropractor, and you have your doubts. You’re not sure what chiropractic is. You might have even heard others express skeptical views of chiropractic, such as chiropractors “cracking” spines, and that sounds dangerous.
So do you try one more thing, the last shot at a life without pain? Even if it does sound a bit weird? Don’t worry, I’ve heard it all and I understand, but there are some things you should know.
Understanding what chiropractic is
Chiropractic care can be a misunderstood health practice. So it’s important to understand what chiropractic entails. Chiropractic is an all-natural, highly effective form of healthcare that’s been around since the 19th century.
Chiropractic is now a significant part of the Australian healthcare system, with over 20 million chiropractic patient visits every year.
How it works
The human body is an interconnected system, with the spine acting as a highway carrying information between the brain and every part of the body. And like any highway, nothing good happens when blockages occur.
Blockages like spinal misalignments can come from a knock, but mostly misalignment happens over time. Interruptions in brain-body communication begins with the daily stress we put on our spine. We hunch over a keyboard all day; we slouch when we sit; we don’t walk enough. Even when we do the right things, like exercising, our spine might take a hit or two.
These effects build up, undetectable until they block the flow of information to the brain. These blockages in brain-body communication are why problems get misdiagnosed. It’s understandable because it’s natural to look for the cause in the place where the symptoms are. But it’s often why scans show nothing, exercises don’t help and medication doesn’t hit the spot. They’re not targeting the source.
A chiropractor specialises in clearing the obstructions in your spinal highway. Using a variety of techniques, a chiropractor aligns the spine and restores normal function to the nervous system. This opens up the flow of communication between the brain and the body, allowing the body to once again operate at its full capacity. Your brain is now receiving and sending better information. Restored communication means your brain has the full picture again, so your body can properly marshal its own healing abilities.
Pain relief in minutes
Despite what you might think, chiropractic care is gentle. Chiropractors make micro-adjustments that take only a few seconds. But micro-adjustments made at precisely the right spot lead to major change. (A single car stopped on a three-lane highway can back traffic up for kilometres. Clearing the car is the work of minutes; the effect is exponential.)
Chiropractic treatments are a quick and effective way to treat your spine without having to take time off work or miss important commitments. And in some cases, you’ll know within minutes whether the treatment has been effective. Within a few treatments, you might not recognise yourself — moving more freely and living life closer to the fullest.
Keep your spine in good shape
People are often surprised by the difference they feel after only a few chiropractic visits. After years of living with pain, they suddenly find themselves feeling better than they have in a long time.
However, it’s important to remember that healing is an ongoing process. Just as it took time for the spine to develop problems in the first place, it will take time to correct those problems.
That’s why ongoing chiropractic care is so important. Like a car engine, your spine needs regular tune-ups to keep it performing at its best. By getting regular adjustments, you can maintain the progress you’ve made and prevent further spinal injuries.
Is pain your constant companion?
Chronic pain can be physically and emotionally draining, but you don’t have to live this way. In the heart of Canberra, you can access chiropractic adjustments that are a safe and potentially highly effective option to relieve your suffering. Contact us today to take what could be your first stride towards living a fuller life.