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.
Is Your Low Back Pain Due to Spondylolisthesis?

Is Your Low Back Pain Due to Spondylolisthesis?

Monday, May 9, 2022

It might be a mouthful to pronounce, but spondylolisthesis (spon-dee-low-lis-thee-sis) is a condition that occurs in approximately 4-8% of the population. The condition involves a forward slippage of a vertebra, usually due to a non-united childhood fracture in the spine. 

The fracture occurs at the pars interaticularis, which sits between the main body at the front of the spine (vertebral body) and the section at the very back that can be felt through the skin (spinous process). 90% of these fractures occur at L5 (vertebra at the base of the low back) and 5%occur immediately above at L4. 

The pars interarticularis is the thinnest and weakest part of the lumbar spine and therefore prone to fracture from forced forward bending or rotation. In some cases, the defect is an elongation, rather than a complete fracture, that causes the vertebra to slip forward. 

In most cases it is repeated microtrauma, rather than a single onset that creates the spondylolisthesis. Activities such as gymnastics and wight lifting may be causative factors. Most chiropractors will advise caution with having young babies in walkers and ‘Jolly Jumpers’ before they are able to support their own weight as this may also be a contributing cause. Having a baby upright in a Jolly Jumper before they have developed the forward lumbar curve (12-18mths) places increased stress on the low back. 

In most cases, a spondylolisthesis will not cause significant pain, especially in the early years of development. If symptoms do develop, it is usually related to the shearing stress on the disc that can cause the disc to prolapse. Other complications include degeneration of the facet joints or narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis). Leg pain is not an uncommon finding with a symptomatic spondylolisthesis. 

The treatment for spondylolisthesis depends on the severity of the forward slip. Inmost cases the slip will be Grade I or Grade II. In these cases, the vertebra has slipped forward by less than 50%. These patients typically respond well to chiropractic care, exercise and, if necessary, modified activity. A Grade III or Grade IV spondylolisthesis will often require surgery. 

If you’re experiencing spondylolisthesis and want to discuss treatment with your chiropractor, book online @ https://www.centenarychiro.com.au/ or call us today on 07 3381 0440 

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

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