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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.

Chiropractic Care Has Benefits For Those Suffering From Sciatica

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

In Western society Sciatica is a common ailment, particularly in the 30-50 year age group. It describes a set of symptoms that include hip, buttock and leg pain radiating from the low back along the path of Sciatic Nerve. This nerve is formed from the L4-S3 spinal nerves which join up as they exit the low back. It runs through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and leg, into the foot.

Sciatica may feel like a bad leg cramp that lasts for weeks or months before it goes away. You may have pain especially when you sit, sneeze or cough. Discomfort ranges from mild to incapacitating, and may be accompanied by tingling, numbness or muscle weakness.

 

Like the term slipped disc, sciatica is a term often misused to describe any pain in the leg that may originate in the lower back. True sciatica only involves pain caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve or its branches. Pain in the front of the thigh or groin, although possibly referred from the low back, is not sciatica.

 

Sciatica is a set of symptoms not a diagnosis. This point is important, because treatment for sciatica will often vary, depending on what is irritating the nerve, causing the pain.

 

Some Sources of Sciatica:

Lumbar Disc - this includes disc protrusion that compresses the L4 or L5 nerve root as it exits the spine. The outer fibrous layer of the disc weakens with wear and tear and eventually allows the inner jelly-like nucleus to bulge out and irritate the nerve root. The presence of a disc protrusion can be confirmed by specialised imaging such as CT scan or MRI.

 

Lumbar Joints - in some cases misalignment of the spine causes inflammation, irritating the nerve roots and producing sciatica. Your chiropractor will perform tests to determine if the sciatica is more disc or joint related.

 

Muscular - the sciatic nerve passes through, or in front of, the piriformis muscle, deep in the buttock. Spasm of this muscle due to pelvic imbalance can compress the sciatic nerve - a condition known as Piriformis Syndrome.

 

Only rarely is sciatica caused by serious pathology that requires medical referral. The majority of sciatic cases respond well to chiropractic care and specific exercises.

 

New Study:

A Danish study looked at 44 consecutive patients who experienced sudden low back pain after bending forward and turning. Examinations by orthopedic surgeons revealed no pathology and a diagnosis of acute sciatica was given in all cases.

 

All 44 patients received chiropractic care, either in the orthopedic department of the hospital or in private chiropractic clinics. Chiropractic care reduced average sick leave by two thirds when compared with previous patients who only received conventional medical treatment.

 

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