Your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by your brain and spinal cord via your body’s complex nervous system. Your brain and nerves continuously monitor and co-ordinate everything that is happening in your body.
The skull protects your brain. The moving bones of your spine protect the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Poor posture, slip and fall injuries, a lack of exercise and even stress are all factors that may cause abnormal movement of the spinal joints and potentially interfere with the normal function of your nervous system. As a result, your body will no longer be capable of functioning at its optimal level and it will develop symptoms - most commonly pain, a loss of movement, tingling, numbness or headaches to let you know that something is wrong.
A chiropractic adjustment is the skilled use of delivering a specific force in a precise direction, to a joint that is stuck, or not moving correctly. This restores motion to the joint, helping to gradually restore normal function. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to restore normal spinal function, improve nervous system function, and consequently, improve your health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Chiropractors may use their hands to perform the adjustments and sometimes utilize specialised adjusting tables. Which technique is chosen is dependent on your individual circumstances - an elderly woman, an elite footballer and a baby will obviously require very different approaches.
At our office "Movement for Life" is a concept we use everyday with all our our patients. Without all different forms of movement, our bodies do not perform the way they are designed to. Let our specialized Chiropractic professionals discuss your individual health needs and design a treatment program to help you get moving again.