Chiropractors undergo five years of university education and training to become experts in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries or complaints.
What is a musculoskeletal injury or complaint?
It’s an injury or pain that involves the joints, muscles or nerves. This can be an acute injury that comes on suddenly, or a chronic or overuse injury that comes on slowly or without an obvious cause.
Chiropractors pride themselves on providing treatment with their hands, using a variety of treatment methods to best manage your problem.
Depending on what you present with, 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 are aimed at reducing joint stiffness and muscle tightness.
Chiropractors can also prescribe rehabilitation, give nutritional advice, discuss lifestyle factors (eg ergonomics, activity levels), and refer for imaging or to other health providers if necessary.
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, taking your condition, past injuries and other health concerns into consideration.
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 the Chiropractor. If so, please contact Capstone Medical Centre on 9686 2222