What Do Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractors are highly qualified practitioners in the area of spinal health. They receive five years of university education and are both government registered, and government regulated.
Synaptic Health gives you access to Chiropractors in Perth who provide a holistic, patient-centric and evidence-based approach to health care that is surgery and drug-free. The care they provide simultaneously aims to identify and address the cause of the problem in addition to reducing pain and symptoms.
Chiropractors help to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improve functioning of the nervous system. Chiropractic care may be effective for a number of issues, including but not limited to: back pain, neck pain, headaches, poor posture, sciatica, sporting injuries, and injury prevention. We also offer chiropractic care for children.
While chiropractic care is centred around spinal health, chiropractors are trained and skilled in treating various conditions of the extremities, such as tennis elbow, Osgood Schlatter’s disease, frozen shoulder, hip pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, de Quervaine’s tenosynovitis, providing chiropractic care for herniated discs, and much more. A chiropractor in our Perth-based clinic will assist you with an effective service that’s focused on improving the quality of your life through whole body functional neuro-musculoskeletal assessments.
What is an Adjustment?
An adjustment done within a chiropractic care setting may involve skilled and controlled force being applied in a precise direction to a joint that is ‘fixated’ or not moving properly.
Some adjustment methods are quick, whereas others may require slow, constant, or indirect pressure. This may be done with the chiropractor’s hands or using a specially designed instrument. You may hear a ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ with the adjustment, which is due to a release of gas bubbles in the synovial joint fluid. While this sound is often associated with an adjustment, it is not a guide on the effectiveness or value of the chiropractic care that is provided.
Is Chiropractic Care for Children Safe?
Since significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal related health problems. Bumps and falls that are associated with learning to walk, riding a bicycle, and other childhood activities can all contribute to spinal problems.
Chiropractors have the unique skillset to identify potential underlying structural damage after bumps and falls. Regular chiropractic check-ups may be able to identify problems at an early stage and help to avoid some of the spinal health complaints seen as adults. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to suit a child’s spine. This form of assistance for infants and children is very gentle and requires different techniques to those used for adults. The practitioners at Synaptic Health have had additional training to enable us to adapt safely to the needs of children and infants.
Reach Out to Us
Our Perth-based chiropractors offer a host of services to help you, including, but not limited to:
- Chiropractic back care
- Chiropractic care for herniated discs
- Chiropractic care for children
- Chiropractic spinal care
If you’d like to learn more about our Perth chiro centre, or have questions regarding your health, please contact our friendly and professional team today.