The basic principle of chiropractic treatment is to make changes to the normal structure and function of the skeleton and its supporting structures. By altering effected muscles and joints there can be a positive change not just in those areas, but in other areas of the body and in overall wellbeing.
Traditionally, chiropractors have focused on the nervous system to explain local pain, but more recently the focus has included other mechanisms, such as the influence of changes to the kinematic chain. The kinematic chain refers to the body as a chain, in which a problem with your lower spine may cause your upper spine to compensate through symptoms in the upper body, such as a headache.
Through their profession Chiropractors place an emphasis on nutrition and exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications. Research supports the use of chiropractic healing for a range of disorders, including:
- Back injury treatment
- Lower back pain relief
- Period pain
- Problems with posture
- Sciatica (shooting pains in the leg)
- Problems with other joints, such as the knees, shoulders, feet and hands.
All of Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic’s chiropractors are government registered healthcare professionals. For more information on how a chiropractor can help you, or to book an appointment contact us on (03) 9470 1010.