I cannot have Chiropractic care if I've had back surgery.
Not True. Areas of your spine that have undergone surgery such as a laminectomy
or discectomy can simply be avoided or handled more delicately. However, surgery
often causes instability above or below the involved level. These "reactions" could
be the focus of your Chiropractic care. We have a fantastic working relationship
with several Orthopaedic and Neurosurgeons across Brisbane.
Can I be treated by a Chiropractor during my Pregnancy?
It can help with
your body’s changing posture and improve dysfunction in areas in your pelvis before birth.
Can I have Chiropractic if I have Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis?
Regardless of your age, size or physical condition, Chiropractic care
can be helpful in some way. Your specific needs are always considered and we will
only accept those patients we truly believe we can help. If you are not suited to
Chiropractic care, we'll refer you to the appropriate health care provider.
Does my health insurance pay for Chiropractic?.
Most do! Call your insurance provider for more information as almost all companies
offer coverage for Chiropractic care. However, it may be necessary to upgrade your
'Extras' cover to include Chiropractic. We also have HICAPS where you can swipe
your card and pay the 'gap'. Some insurance don’t have a 'gap'.
Does it take long to feel better?
It depends. Patient results vary depending upon many factors. How long have you
had your problem? Do you keep your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest,
exercise, and nutrition? Are you in otherwise good health? Within a short period
of time most patients sense enough progress to justify completing our recommendations.
Once you start going you have to go for the rest of your life.
How long you want to receive Chiropractic care is up to you. Having said that, most
of our patients choose to continue to receive regular spinal checks. These Chiropractic
"check-ups" can help support the final stages of healing and help detect and resolve
new problems before they become serious.
Chiropractic adjustments can be painful.
Chiropractors are highly trained and skilled professionals that excel at
making adjustments comfortable and effective. After an adjustment, many patients
report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness or relief. In the early stages
of your care, inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects.
What is a Chiropractors Education?
Chiropractors have 5 years at University to complete their education.
Adjustments can make your spine loose.
Only the spinal joints that are "blocked" receive adjustments. Chiropractic
care helps to re-distribute the forces acting upon the spine allowing weakened muscles
and ligaments to stabilize and in fact this helps to strengthen the spine!
Why do my children need Chiropractic?
Chiropractors work on people of all ages, including young children and babies. Techniques for babies are much different than for an adult! Some babies sleep through their treatments! There are many benefits to working on babies and children including infantile torticollis, plagiocephaly and scoliosis.