What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a main-stream healthcare profession in New Zealand, concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of both the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic care is much more than a way of seeking relief from back pain.
How Chiropractic works:
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that our nervous systems control the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body.
While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs these nerves control, and this is called vertebral subluxations complex.
Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal malfunction and the art of correcting them to allow the body to heal itself (homeostasis ).
To do this, chiropractors use a technique called an adjustment. An adjustment is a carefully executed manoeuvre that usually results in a joint clicking as a sticky joint is released.
What does a session involve?
Our experienced chiropractors take an all-round approach to your health and well-being, they play a major role in relieving discomfort arising from accidents, stress, poor posture and everyday wear and tear that happens to us all as we grow older. There is an emphasis on manual treatment which includes spinal manipulation and, by restoring normal function via spinal adjustments to the nervous system and musculo-skeletal system, chiropractors can play a major part in relieving disorders and any accompanying pain or discomfort arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, illness and the everyday wear and tear that happens to us all as we grow older and particularly to those who have had a long sporting life.