Most frequent questions and answers
Chiropractic is a science that deals with conditions in relation to musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Many people are suffering from headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and low back pain at some point in their lives. Chiropractors utilize manual techniques to alleviate your pain and offer you the better quality of life without using drug.
The initial consultation takes around 30-40 minutes and the following consultation is around 15-20 minutes. The first visit takes longer because it takes time to do history taking and physical examinations.
Bringing your recent x-ray or other imaging such as MRI or CT can help to facilitate the diagnosis process. If you do not have it, do not worry. You will be referred to a nearby imaging centre to take it if you need one.
Yes, printed receipts will be provided and you can make claims from your private health insurance companies.
When a synovial joint is gapped or opened during an adjustment, the gas is suddenly released and you will hear a distinctive popping sound. However, if you are not comfortable with it, there are many varied techniques that can be utilized to improve the same conditions.
Yes. It has been a growing concern about treating pregnant women, children and the elderly with chiropractic therapies, but we are specialists in this area and trained in many years. With modified techniques, they are safe to be treated and beneficial from chiropractic care.
No, the Chiropractic consultation does not require a doctor referral. We accept all private insurances and do the rebates on the spot for you. General practitioners (GPs) can refer you or any patients who need chiropractic care to us. Enhance Primary Care (EPC) given by GPs has a maximum of five sessions per year and covers most of the cost of treatment.
People with chronic conditions, which present for six months or longer are eligible for Enhance primary care (EPC) or chronic disease management (CDM). Based on your condition, your GP may give you an EPC for Chiropractic care. Patients with EPC can claim up to 5 Chiropractic visits per calendar year.
Chiropractic treatment is an umbrella term which Chiropractors use multiple modalities to treat people with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain and shoulder pain. Spinal manipulation is one of the most excellent methods to relieve pain, restore motion and joint function. Active release technique, soft tissue mobilisation, dry needling, cupping and rehabilitation are always combined with Chiropractic manipulation to maximise the treatment outcome.
When the spinal column misaligns (subluxation), it may result in joint dysfunctions, motion restrictions, and physiological dysfunctions. Pain is not the only presentation of spinal subluxation, muscle balance and even the organ function can also be affected. Chiropractic manipulation or adjustment can manually correct the misaligned joint to restore spinal function and motion, and alleviate pain.