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.
Can Chiropractors Help Disc Problems?

Can Chiropractors Help Disc Problems?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Chiropractors Help Disc Problems

In most cases, absolutely yes. The twenty-four moveable bones of the spine are each separated by discs composed of an inner jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus, surrounded by a tough outer fibrous ring called the annulus fibrosis. These discs allow one bone to move on the other, as well as creating a gap for nerves to exit from the spinal cord. The discs absorb 90% of the wight that goes through the spine and provide a degree of shock absorption. The remaining 10% of the weight rests on the small joints at the back of the spine called facet joints.

A disc injury typically involves a tear in the outer annulus that allows the nucleus to bulge out. When the nucleus breaks right through the annulus, it is called a disk herniation or disc prolapse. These injuries happen most commonly at the base of the low back, and sometimes at the base of the low back, and sometimes at the base of the neck. Symptoms of a herniated disc may include dull or sharp pain, muscle spasm or cramping, weakness, tingling, or ‘referred pain’. Referred pain means that you have pain in another part of your body as a result of the disc problem. For example, a bulging or herniated disc in your low back (lumbar spine), may cause referred pain in your leg. This is known as sciatica – a shooting pain that can extend from the buttock into the leg and sometimes into the foot. A herniated disc in your neck (cervical spine), may cause referred pain down your arm and into your hand. Leg and arm pain caused by a herniated disc is also called radiculopathy. Very rarely, herniated discs can cause a spinal nerve compression known as cauda eqina syndrome, in which there is a loss of bowel or bladder control. Such a presentation requires urgent medical attention.

While a herniated disc may come on suddenly, it is usually the result of wear and tear over a long period. For example, a middle-aged accountant who sits for long periods, suffers from disc dehydration, and has poor mechanics from weak abdominal muscles. He then lifts a heavy piece of furniture and experiences acute low back and leg pain. Or perhaps many months after lifting the piece of furniture, he experiences no pain at all until he sneezes. Bingo – a herniated disc.

A disc injury is often identified by case history and careful physical and neurological examination. Plain film x-rays can indicate disc degeneration, although CT scans and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) are the best tests to confirm disc herniation. While some disc injuries may require surgery, a conservative chiropractic approach is usually best. Traction, gentle spinal adjustments (often to sites other than the level of the herniated disc) and soft tissue techniques are often used. A graduated exercise program and a close look at lifestyle factors and agronomics will also be essential in the long term management of a disc injury.

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