Chiropractic care is a natural treatment centred around resolving pain, mobility issues, injuries and prolonged discomfort. Based on our discussion with you and observation, NP Chiropractic will diagnose and treat the root cause of your issue to help improve your quality of life and treat your pain and discomfort.
Effective Pain Treatment
Chiropractic treatments can be effective for issues like back pain, neck pain, spine pain and headaches. Through techniques such as spinal manipulations and soft tissue massages, the problem area is carefully treated to alleviate pain.
Movements and jerks beyond your natural range of motion may result in stiffness and injuries. Using controlled force on specific parts of the body, your chiropractor will work to reduce pain and stiffness, so your body can heal and mobility improves naturally.
Improve Recovery of Soft Tissue Injuries
Tissue injuries and inflammation can be caused by improper lifting, repetitive movements or poor spinal posture. A chiropractor may use a combination of natural treatments like massages, rehab exercises, dry needling and more to help your body recover.
Types of Chiropractic Treatments
We follow a multi-modal treatment approach using a variety of techniques to achieve the best possible results for your condition. Some of the chiropractic treatments used include:
Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, is an applied controlled force to joints including those in the back, neck or spine to correct issues and restore mobility.
It involves a number of gentle movements to the joint in a specific direction to increase range of motion and correct any abnormalities restricting normal movement.
Sometimes referred to as acupuncture, dry needling involves the use of thin, stainless steel filiform needles inserted into trigger points in aching muscle to help with improving function and reducing pain.
Stretching and Exercises
Specific stretching and exercises may be prescribed between each visit to the chiropractor to help your joints and muscles recover faster.
Heat or Ice Application
Heat is used to help muscles relax and boost blood flow, while cold therapy reduces inflammation and reduces blood flow. Both may be used to treat chronic muscle pain.
A soft tissue technique used to relieve pressure in particular areas of pain by relaxing the tissue, reducing swelling and increasing blood flow to assist with your condition.
Changes may be recommended to your day-to-day activities to facilitate faster recovery and alleviate any discomfort you are feeling.
Changes may also be recommended to food and physical activities to help your body recover faster, to reduce the risk of further injuries and boost overall health.
When is Chiropractic Treatment Useful?
Chiropractic treatment is beneficial for anyone suffering from chronic pain, injuries, inflammation and mobility problems where more serious medical conditions have been ruled out. If you are dealing with any of these issues, it may be time to consider chiropractic treatment:
Neck, back and spinal pain could be ongoing or related to an injury. Using techniques like spinal manipulation and joint mobilisation, issues such as back pain and neck pain can be mitigated.
A chiropractor may treat the neck and combine this with spinal adjustments to relieve issues like headaches and tension. As a result, stress can be reduced on your muscular and nervous systems and allows your body to function normally.
Poor posture, sedentary lifestyles and long periods of inactivity can cause your joints to become stiff, which can result in movement issues. Keeping your joints active and nimble is important to stay flexible and mobile in the long run.
Muscle and joint sprains and strains caused due to an accident or a sporting injury can be treated by a chiropractor through heat and ice therapy, spinal adjustments and joint manipulations. Treatments may be combined to deliver the best possible results.
What Happens at Your Chiropractic Consultation?
At NP Chiropractic, everything we do is tailored to the needs of our patients. From the first consultation to treatment to lifestyle advice, we explore specific solutions to help your body heal faster, so you can restore your range of motion and go back to your normal life.
Our goal is to get a comprehensive overview of your condition, when it started, your medical history and as much detail as possible.
If needed, we may recommend orthopaedic exams to detect issues along with neurological tests to assess the function of your motor, sensory and cranial nerves.
Visual Inspections of Problem Areas
We also perform visual inspections of areas that are painful and problematic so we can accurately diagnose and treat your pain or injury.
Structured Treatment Plan
Once we have a better picture of your condition, we create a structured, personalised treatment plan which may involve different techniques to help your body heal.
Our treatments are not one-offs, which is why we recommend follow-ups and may even prescribe rehab exercises between each visit to achieve the desired recovery result.
Importance of Using a Registered Chiropractor
The Chiropractic Board of Australia requires that any practising chiropractor in Australia be registered with them and meet their standards. As such, registered chiropractors must complete mandatory education requirements every year to maintain their registration as a healthcare professional. A registered chiropractor is trained to treat your condition effectively and safely and avoid any devastating injuries or risks that could occur from unlicensed practitioners.
At NP Chiropractic, our chiropractors are registered and compliant with the Board’s requirements. We also undergo training every year to make sure any treatments we provide are in line with the latest chiropractic standards. We also provide advice and recommendations, so our patients can make better lifestyle choices and modify activities if necessary for long-term health benefits.
What is chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic treatment involves the use of hands-on techniques like joint or spinal manipulation, soft tissue massages, rehab exercises, heat or ice therapy and much more to help patients reduce pain or inflammation, restore full range of motion and improve their overall quality of life.
When should I consider chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic treatment can be used to treat different types of pain and injuries by getting to the root of the problem so patients can live a better, more normal life in the long run. If you are restricted by pain or have some mobility issues, it may be worth visiting a chiropractor so you can go back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
A chiropractic adjustment may result in brief discomfort, but pain is not common. It can be quite a relaxing experience especially if you start to feel some relief after your session.
What is the popping sound during a spinal adjustment?
With some adjustments, you may hear a popping sound from your joints. This happens because the pressure in the joint has been relieved and can improve movement.
What instruments are used to adjust the spine or body?
Chiropractic tables, blocks and wedges are commonly used to adjust the spine and realign a specific part of the body. The main goal is to use gentle force, not severe pressure to help your body recover as safely as possible.
Do you need to See a Chiropractor?
To know more about whether chiropractic treatments are right for you, book your consultation with NP Chiropractic.