Chiropractic Techniques

 

Why are X-rays so important? There’s 3 good reasons your chiropractor may send you to get X-rays of your spine:

  1. To confirm the problems found during your assessment
  2. To find out what type of chiropractic treatment you need
  3. To gather other necessary clinical data for your benefit

Your spine is unique.

There’s really only one like it, because of how you were born, the stressors and injuries you’ve experienced throughout your lifetime.

It’s also the most important organ in your body to keep healthy. However, your spine has very fragile and sensitive structures protected by the hard shell that is your spinal bones.

Some of these vulnerable structures that need extra care are your spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and small muscles (different from the big ones you workout in the gym).

Spinal X-rays are like selfies of your spine.

It shows things you wouldn’t be able to see by feeling and assessment alone. Because your spine is unique, the chiropractic techniques used to treat it will also be unique.

Once you’ve gotten your X-ray films, bring them in during your next appointment so your chiropractor can help your analyse them. Your chiropractor will then give you an adjustment (chiropractic treatment) to your spine using the technique that best suits you.

If you’ve just had an assessment with us, I will see you soon for your X-ray review and first adjustment.

Who Sees a Chiropractor?

 

If this is your first time seeing a chiropractor, you’re probably curious to know who else sees one. You might be surprised to know the answer.

Many people seek the help of a chiropractor initially for symptoms.

What are symptoms? And what causes symptoms?

When there’s a problem with your spine it sends stress signals to your brain. You start to feel an unpleasant, undesirable feeling. This is your brain’s way of letting you know something is wrong.

The most common symptoms I see in practice are:

  1. low back pain / stiffness
  2. sciatica
  3. shoulder pain
  4. carpal tunnel syndrome
  5. knee pain
  6. neck pain / stiffness
  7. headaches / migraines
  8. stress and fatigue

You might be familiar with some of these symptoms, or maybe you experience it yourself regularly. These are signs that you should get your spine checked sooner than later.

Most people I see in practice are office, IT workers, students and families who live and work around Ultimo, Pyrmont, Chippendale, Glebe and Haymarket.

Eventually after those symptoms have gotten better or disappeared, most people will have regular monthly checkups to look after their spine better.

If you are planning to have your spinal assessment with us, I look forward to helping you have a healthier spine soon.