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.
Chronic low back pain – what is the best approach to treatment?

Chronic low back pain – what is the best approach to treatment?

Thursday, March 11, 2021 Chronic low back pain

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is defined as persistent pain that continues beyond a 3-month period. Acute low back pain (ALBP) on the other hand, describes pain that has been present for a period of less than 6 weeks. Symptoms in both chronic and acute low back pain range from a mild occasional ache, to severe and debilitating pain. CLBP is the most expensive cause of pain and disability in adults of working age.

A 2001 Australian study puts the annual cost of back pain at $9.1 billion. $8.1 billion of this comes from indirect costs such as loss of work productivity. The indirect costs of CLBP are greater than for any other condition including headaches and arthritis.

Chiropractors use a range of different techniques to best suit the individual patient with CLBP. The approach is monitored and sometimes changed according to how well a patient responds to care. Over the last 15 years, a number of international guidelines have been produced regarding the care of low back pain. These aim to guide practitioners like chiropractors in caring for such conditions. The guidelines are based on research into manual adjustment techniques such as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and spinal mobilization (MOB). Some of the finding of such research are as follows:

·         There have been more randomised, controlled trials examining SMT for low back pain than any other intervention.

·         The overall evidence relating to the effectiveness and safety of SMT and MOB, show them to be a good as or better than any other commonly used intervention.

·         SMT combined with strengthening exercise is better than either SMT or exercise alone.

·         Frequent SMT is more effective than infrequent SMT for pain reduction in the short term.

·         Prolonged bed rest will worsen the outcome of CLBP.

·         People with long-standing or severe symptoms will typically develop psychosocial issues related to their CLBP. These people may require counselling to assist them with depression or other issues that may be associated with long term pain.

To get the best results your chiropractor may discuss many issues besides just your pain. The focus is on improving your function and overall wellbeing. Are you breathing correctly? Poor oxygenation reduces cell metabolism and retards healing. Do you sit for too long? Sitting places greater pressure on the low back discs than standing or lying down. Do you have poor core stability? The small deep muscles close to the spine function to support and stabilise the back – they need to contract at the appropriate time and have good endurance.

Today there are many options to choose from when seeking help for CLBP. From acupuncture to Bowen therapy, form yoga to Zen meditation – it would seem different approaches can help different people. While no approach works for all of the people all of the time, it makes sense to start with the options that is most likely to help and is supported by research. Chiropractic care, combined with strengthening exercise, is a great place to start.

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