FAQ

 

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Is Chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic has an amazing safety record! A New Zealand government enquiry done on chiropractic stated that it is remarkably safe (1)

Chiropractic is a great alternative to taking drugs and more invasive procedures. It has even been found that when compared to a course of anti-inflammatory drugs Chiropractic care is 250 times safer!(2)

1 Chiropractic in New Zealand: Report of the Commission of Inquiry. (1979). Hasselberg PD, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand

2 Dabbs,V., & Lauretti,W.J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530-536

What exactly is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

An adjustment is the application of a gentle force that is applied in a specific direction. This is done to remove interference on the nerves within the spine. The force may be quick, or slow depending on the type of adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment is usually done either with the Chiropractor's hands or with the use of an instrument or a drop table, for patient comfort. Chiropractic adjustments are very gentle. Some Chiropractic adjustments make a popping sound from gas being released from the joints. Often adjustments don't make any sound at all.

How do I know if I'm healthy?

The World Health Organisation defines health as "a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". As Chiropractors we understand that being healthy goes beyond simply being pain free. With every patient we strive for optimal health and well-being.

How do I know if I need to be adjusted?

In Chiropractic we talk about stress on the spine coming from three areas; toxins, traumas and thoughts. Stress on the spine can cause the spine to Subluxate or misalign. This can result in a number of changes to your physical health and your body's ability to heal. The best way to know if your spine has interference on it is have it checked by a Chiropractor.

Can a baby or child be adjusted?

Although childbirth is a natural process, often there is a great deal of stress to a newborn's spine and nervous system especially when forceps or vacuum extraction is used. Many parents will have their children checked and adjusted early in life to avoid ongoing spine problems and other health issues. Adjustments to children are very different to adjustments that adults get.

How much does a Chiropractic adjustment cost?

Initial consultation $70

Adult adjustment $57

Children accompanying paying adults $38

Senior citizens $48

Do you accept health insurance, Enhanced Primary care plans and Veteran's Affairs?

Yes, we have Hicaps facilities for your health insurance cards and we accept Primary Care plans and Veteran's affairs Gold Cards.

Do you have any other health services at Wellness Within?

Yes! As well as Chiropractic Care we also have a Biomedical Nutritionist, Kym Muddyman who is a great asset to our Wellness team. She can be contacted through us or at:

www.intercedencenutrition.com

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