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.
How Spinal Adjustment Can Reduce Pain

How Spinal Adjustment Can Reduce Pain

Monday, May 16, 2022

Perhaps the most important tool in the chiropractor’s toolbox is the spinal adjustment. This is a very specific procedure applied to the spine that has a direct effect on the nervous system and muscle function. Although an adjustment can be performed in a variety of different ways – from a very light touch to a deep quick thrust – the outcome for patients is often improved spinal function and the reduction of pain. 

Many people see chiropractors regularly to maintain wellbeing and vitality, but most people first see a chiropractor because they are experiencing pain or symptoms. This may include back pain, neck pain, headaches or a variety of other ailments.  

There is no doubt that pain can significantly interfere with quality of life, however, the experience of pain is a very subjective one. Pain can be influenced remarkably by our state of mind – a cuddle from a parent, the excitement of sport or the adrenalin rush of war can diminish or completely block pain perception. In contrast, an anxious state will heighten the pain experience. 

Pain may also vary according to cultural background. One study compared patients with leg fractures in two U.S. hospitals with a matched group of patients in three urban hospitals in Vietnam. Over a 2-week period, the Vietnamese patients were given, on average, 0.9mg of morphine equivalent units as compared to 30.2mg given to those in the United States. Interestingly, only 8% of the Vietnamese patients reported that their pain control had been inadequate, whereas 80% of the American patients did so.1 

Clearly there is a difference between nociception (neurological perception of a noxious stimuli that is potentially harmful to the body) and pain (emotional conscious awareness of a noxious stimuli). A noxious stimulus can be thermal (hot or cold, mechanical (crush, tear, etc) or chemical (e.g. Acid on skin). 

Our perception of pain takes place in the brain. This processing can be influenced by a range of things including spinal imbalance that changes sensory awareness in the brain. 

At the National Development Forum in Melbourne in 2011, Dr Heidi Haavik (chiropractor and neurophysiologist) explained why some patients might have a very quick reduction in pain following chiropractic care, while others may take much longer. 

The group that gets off the chiropractic table and immediately notices reduced pain most likely had a problem with central processing in the brain. The spinal adjustment “resets” the system. Better sensory input from the spinal muscles to the brain dampens the pain sensitive nerve fibres. 

In the case where improvements are slower, there are usually also inflammatory mediators and other nociceptive issues around the painful tissues. In this case the healing time is longer. 

If want to discuss how spinal adjustments can reduce pain with your chiropractor, book online @ or call us today on 07 3381 0440 

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