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.
 Chiropractic care… helping with headaches

Chiropractic care… helping with headaches

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

It is estimated that between 75 to 90% of the population experienced one or more headaches every year. Most of these will be benign and mildly annoying. However, some will be debilitating and have a significant impact on well-being. Fortunately, very few headaches have a sinister cause. Chiropractors are well trained to recognise the ‘red flags’ of more serious problems and refer appropriately. 

Headaches are so common that most people think getting a headache is a normal part of everyday life. This is simply not true. Headaches are a sign that something is wrong. While some people may just pop a pill, chiropractors encourage addressing the cause, not just covering up the symptom. 

In 2007, the international headache society agreed upon an updated classification system for headache. Headaches were classified into Primary, Secondary or Cranial Neuralgias and other headaches. 

Primary headaches include: 

Tension headache 

This is the most common type of headache. It is often described as ’hatband’ tightness around the forehead, temples and back of head. Tension headaches are thought to be brought on by fatigue and stress, as well as tightness in the neck and jaw region.  

Migraine headache 

Migraine can begin as a dull ache that develops into a constant throbbing pain felt in the temple or retro orbital (behind the eye) area. The pain is often accompanied by sensitivity to light (photophobia) and sound (phonophobia). Often there is a period before the actual headache when the patient may experience blurred vision or ‘zig zag’ lines in the vision, pins and needles or numbness. This is known as an ‘aura’ and is a symptom of a classic migraine. When the headache is experienced without a preceding aura, it is called a common migraine. Some of the triggers for migraines include: 

  • Family history
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep or oversleeping
  • Missing a meal
  • Certain Medications
  • Caffeine
  • alcohol
  • hormonal changes

Cluster headache

These are characterised by clusters of short-lived attacks of severe pain, usually around the eye. They are more common in men and there may be many months in between clusters. 

How does chiropractic help? 

Chiropractic is a recognised health choice for headaches. One of the most common triggers for headache is imbalance in the cervical spine. These headaches are known as ‘cervicogenic’ – literally ‘from the neck’. 

In one Macquarie University study, the approach of correcting spinal imbalances in the neck and upper back with chiropractic care was tested in patients with chronic migraines. The results showed that specific chiropractic adjustments decrease the severity of migraines in 72% of patients. The frequency, duration, disability and amount of medication were also reduced. 

Your chiropractor will also be interested in how your lifestyle may be affecting your headaches. Stress reduction, breathing exercises, improving diet, certain supplements and drinking plenty of water may all be helpful. 

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