Yes! The New Zealand government recently funded a study, which found that Chiropractic manipulation is “remarkably safe.” When your Chiropractor examines you they will determine if there are any risks and if so, discuss this and refer you to your GP. Your Chiropractor has the expertise to know when and how to apply this form of treatment.

Well, we certainly hope you don’t ‘crack’ your own spinal joints! But if you are releasing them by having someone stand on your back, or twisting heavily or even leaning back on your chair we strongly encourage you to stop. You are moving your joints in a non-beneficial way and will accelerate joint dysfunction. What you’re doing to yourself may feel good, but it is doing you harm. Chiropractors are the only trained health professionals able to detect and correct joint dysfunction through mobilisation and manipulation techniques.

Musculoskeletal Chiropractic focuses on reducing the inflammation in or around your nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons, starting at your spine and linking it to your problem area. Examples of common conditions are Headaches and Migraines, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain and Pins and Needles in your arm.

Pregnancy Chiropractic focuses on stabilising and restoring normal function to the pelvic area. The procedures are quick and gentle and there are no manipulations involved. The aim is to assist you before and after the birthing process.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation (‘adjustments’) are highly skilled procedures used to restore movement to joints that aren’t moving correctly. This could be a spinal joint or another joint in your body. A very specific contact is applied followed by a very fast and highly accurate thrust.  With adjustments a ‘pop’ or ‘click’ may be heard, followed by an immediate sense of relief and vitality. Not everyone needs an adjustment, and not every case should be treated with manipulation. In the case of children or the elderly, soft finger pressure is used to release a joint, or a specialised instrument may be used.

Sports Chiropractic is much like Musculoskeletal Chiropractic but the focal point of the treatment is in and around the problem area. Examples include poor shoulder movement, neck pain, back pain, jaw opening and closing problems, and incorrect knee tracking. Sports Chiropractic targets and treats problem areas as a result of sporting injuries, including weekend warrior injuries.

At Precision Health Spine and Sports Clinic all the therapists seek to provide you with the best treatment in their relevant field. It is not a Health Professional's place to completely define another’s role, scope of practice or knowledge and expertise. With your best interests in mind the manual therapists at Precision Health Spine and Sports Clinic will always provide you with personalised treatment.