Expert chiropractic services in Camira

Expert chiropractic services in Camira

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

With over 25 years' experience in first-rate, professional spinal health services in Australia, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.

Opening hours: Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:30pm
Every alternate Saturday

What is chiropractic and how can it help?

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

Over 100 years ago, D.D. Palmer (the Founder of Chiropractic) had a "big idea" — that good health can be sustained naturally, without drugs or surgery, through chiropractic care. Today, chiropractic is the second largest licensed health care profession. 

Chiropractors work with and enhance the body's natural ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery. Like all professional health care practitioners, chiropractors follow definite protocols to gain the information to provide you with the best care. They will take your history and conduct physical, orthopaedic and neurological examinations and may order or take X-rays.

What is chiropractic?

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

We know that the nervous system controls the functions of every tissue, organ and system in the body. Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily ale spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. 

When that relationship is compromised by a spinal bone interfering with your nervous system (a vertebral subluxation), your chiropractor will deliver a spinal adjustment (a specific, precise, corrective force to the offending spinal segment). 

This correction permits normal nerve transmission, enabling the body's innate recuperative power to begin the healing process. It is said that the body needs no help or interference in looking after itself.

Creating health and well-being

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

Centenary Chiropractic Centre provides fantastic spinal health services in Camira. Dr Hodal uses a comprehensive and gentle method called the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT). Founded in 1925, this technique has been studied and researched around the world. Its on-going success is the result of worldwide innovations in chiropractic treatments. 
So, call us today.  

With over 25 years' experience in first-rate, professional spinal health services in Australia, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.
 Are you suffering from whiplash?

Are you suffering from whiplash?

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

There are approximately 50,000 road accidents across Australia every year, and many, thankfully, are not life threatening.

However, being in a road accident doesn’t just affect your vehicle in the short term, although that damage can be substantial, it can also affect your body in the long term. In fact, even if you don’t feel any pain at the time of the accident or immediately after, it’s a good idea to see an appropriate health professional to rule out any damage that could become a problem at a later date and cause significant pain, affecting your life. 

A common condition following on from a road accident, or even as a result of contact sports, horseback riding, cycling, a fall, a blow to the head or physical abuse, is whiplash. Whiplash is a form of neck sprain or strain cause by your head being suddenly thrown violently forward then backward. As a result of such force, there’s a chance you could suffer damage to your intervertebral joints, cervical muscles, discs, nerve roots and ligaments. A study completed last year at both Umeå and Malmö Universities in Sweden concluded that whiplash trauma might also disturb the integrated jaw-neck sensory-motor function which could affect your ability to chew. 

Initially, whiplash might not hurt at all, but within a few days, you may begin to experience some of the following symptoms. Some symptoms of both whiplash and chronic whiplash can occur within 24 hours, while others could take up to three days or longer to present themselves. Some symptoms include: 

  • Stiffness and pain in your neck 
  • Headaches 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Weariness 
  • Ringing in your ears 
  • Shoulder or shoulder blade pain 
  • Numbness or pain in your hands or arms 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Dizziness 
  • Sleeping difficulties or broken sleep 
  • Fatigue 
  • Irritability 

If you suffer from any of these symptoms following a road accident and you decide to see your chiropractor, a series of checks will be completed to assist with diagnosis. Your chiropractor will examine your entire spine, checking for disc or ligament issues, muscles spasms, as well as your range of motion. Then they may check for tightness and pain, as well as taking note of how you walk, your posture, and your overall spinal alignment. Your initial check-up can sometimes be followed by a CT scan, MRI scan or x-ray. This procedure not only helps your chiropractor better understand your spinal structure, but it can also help to diagnose whiplash, so a treatment plan can be formed. 

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to treating whiplash, nor are there any single scientifically proven treatment methods that fix the problem, either temporarily or permanently. There are, however, ways in which you might be able to reduce the pain and resultant side effects; such as pain relief medication taken as recommended, gentle exercise, massage, ice, and heat. 

For expert chiropractic services in Camira, call Centenary Chiropractic Centre today on 07 3381 0440