Do Normal People Need Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is not a privilege of patients who are suffering from musculoskeletal pain. Even though chiropractic treatment is sought from numerous professional athletes, manual workers and sedentary workers for pain relief, ordinary people even without pain are beneficial from chiropractic care. In Australia, there are over 12 million chiropractic visits annually and paediatric visits account for approximately 8.6 percent.
Our lifestyle has been change tremendously over the past few decades. The proliferation of using computers and smart phones increases the number of chronic back pain and neck pain patients. Slouched posture with rounded shoulders and constant head flexion results in neck pain and chronic headaches. Prolonged sitting and bad posture for smart devices and computers usage enormously put pressure to the lower back and cause lower back pain and even sciatica.
Prolonged screen tapping could overuse the thumb and lead to De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Likewise, hand pain and numbness could be the result of excessive typing and mouse using. Technology brings convenience and efficiency to our lives but causes more people suffering from musculoskeletal pain. There are reasons why normal people visiting chiropractors regularly.
Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment – Chiropractor Near Me
Chiropractic is a complementary medicine that uses manual therapies or physical therapies such as spinal manipulation for the effective treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. Preventive care is a crucial idea for promote overall health and prevent illness and conditions.
Subluxation is a chiropractic term to describe a joint that dislocates partially.
In daily activities, repetitive movements, acute injuries and bad posture can cause vertebral subluxation. The symptoms of subluxation are reduced joint range of motion, pain and swelling. Temporary reduction or loss of sensation is also common.
Visiting your chiropractor regularly can prevent the formation of subluxation. The doctor of chiropractic uses static and motion palpation to locate vertebral fixation or subluxation. Chiropractic manipulation is used to realign where the bone out of the place (subluxation).
Chiropractic manipulation delivers the force to stimulate the afferent input of the spinal cord that alters the function of the central nervous system. The change of the pain perception may help people with chronic low back pain and other musculoskeletal pain. The correction of subluxation not only reduce pain and relax the surrounding soft tissues but also improve the joint range of motion.
The improvement of joint flexibility can enhance the posture. Good posture can put less strain on postural muscles which stabilise and mobilise the body. Also, less pressure on bones and joints can reduce the possibility of having joint pain and arthritis for long term.
Scoliosis is a very common reason for paediatric visits. Parents may report their children having uneven shoulder, hip and/or rib cage during chiropractic visits. Early detection and diagnosis of scoliosis can prevent from progression and reduce the chance of surgical correction by early intervention such as bracing.
Kings Park Chiropractic Clinic – Chiropractor Near Me
One of the frequently asked questions on the phone at Kings Park Chiropractic Clinic is whether they need a referral from the general practitioner (GP). It is unnecessary to get a GP referral to see the chiropractor. All private health insurances are accepted and health fund rebates are given through the HICAPS terminal. If you suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, your GP may recommend you to get allied health professional’s treatment and give you enhance primary care (EPC) plan.
If you would like to know more about EPC plan, please read “ Can chiropractors Do Bulk Billing?”.
According to your medical history, types of pain, condition, the chiropractor at Kings Park Chiropractic will give you an indivdualised treatment plan and treatment option.
You can book an appointment with a chiropractor via phone call (02) 9837 5161 or the online booking system.
Chiropractic Service Suburbs
Kings Park NSW 2148
Kings Langley NSW 2147
Blacktown NSW 2148
Quakers Hill NSW 2763
Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
Rooty Hill NSW 2766
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Kellyville NSW 2155
Marsden Park NSW 2765
Schofields NSW 2762
The Ponds NSW 2769
Rouse Hill NSW 2155