Chiropractic is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system.
Chiropractic works by helping to restore your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissue, and organs of your body are designed to function well and resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help reduce interferences to your natural state of being healthy.
A common interference to the nervous system is the 24 moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. Chiropractors aim to improve nervous system function primarily through chiropractic adjustments (with particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis), to help remove any interference that may be impairing normal function.
They are the spinal health experts and a consultation begins with a case history. After reviewing the history and discussing the specific problem, a thorough orthopaedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed and X-rays may be taken. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit. The findings are explained and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended.
Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and government regulated professionals.
Information from the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia: www.chiropractors.asn.au