Chiropractors complete five years of University education to become experts in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries or complaints.
What exactly is a musculoskeletal injury or complaint?
Pain in, or an injury to the joints, muscles or nerves. This can have an acute onset that comes on suddenly, or be a chronic or overuse injury that comes on slowly or without an obvious cause.
Chiropractors pride themselves on providing high quality treatment with their hands, using a variety of treatment methods to best manage your problem.
Depending on your presentation, Chiropractic treatment will often (but not always) involve manipulation of the joints of the spine or body, usually combined with soft tissue therapy (massage) to muscles. These aim to reduce joint stiffness and muscle tightness.
Chiropractors can also prescribe rehabilitation, give nutritional advice, discuss lifestyle factors (eg ergonomics, activity levels, training loads/technique), and if necessary, refer to other health providers or for imaging.
What kind of things do people see Chiropractors for?
A Chiropractor can be the first health professional you see for:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint sprain/strain – spine or extremities (arms/legs)
- Sports injuries
- Arthritis pain
- Overuse/repetitive strain injuries
- Disc (spine) injuries
- Jaw pain
A Chiropractor will tailor a specific management and treatment plan for you, carefully considering your condition, past injuries and other health concerns.
While these are some of the most common things people see a Chiropractor for, you might have something else you’d like to discuss with Anthony. If so, please contact Enhance Chiropractic on 9686 2225, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.