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.
 Understanding Your Spine

Understanding Your Spine

Monday, November 14, 2022

The spine is a truly remarkable piece of architecture. Its design utilises both rigid support and dynamic flexibility which allows it to accomplish its functions of housing the spinal cord and supporting muscle and ligamentous attachments. 

The spine is made up of 33 bones called ‘vertebrae’. The cervical (neck) region is the most movable portion and is comprised of seven vertebrae. The ‘thoracic’ (mid back) region is comprised of twelve vertebrae which also have ribs attached to each of these vertebrae, one on each side, forming the rib cage. This design is to protect your vital organs and makes it less susceptible to injury but also makes this region of the body very rigid.  

The third section is the lumbar (low back) region which consists of five vertebrae which are very large and paly a major role in bearing the weight of your body. The function and range of movement allowed within this region makes this are more prone to injury. 

The second main division of the spinal column includes the sacrum and the coccyx which consisting of nine vertebrae and combine to form the pelvis. 

A typical vertebra is made up of two parts. The front part is called a vertebral body and is the main weight bearing section of the bone. The back section is made up of the pediculi, laminae, spinous process, transverse processes and the facets (spinal joints) which adjoin the above and below vertebrae giving the spine its flexibility.  

Viewed from behind, the spine should appear relatively straight, but if there is a sideways distortion then this is called a scoliosis. Viewed from the side, the spine should have four separate curves, but an excessive curve in the thoracic region (“hunchback or rounded shoulder”) is called a kyphosis. 

The forward bending curves in the neck and lower back are known as lordotic curves. The backward bending curves in the mid back and pelvis are known as kyphotic curves.  

Situated between the vertebrae are discs which act as shock absorbers or cushions and prevent contact or friction. Known as intervertebral discs they are also a common source of injury particularly as age and everyday wear and tear can predispose them to weakness.  

The spinal column is held together by a series of ligaments. These are strong, semi-elastic connective tissues which fasten bones together. Spinal stability is also maintained through a series of muscles which attach to and surround the spinal column holding it in position. Between each vertebrae a pair of spinal nerves exit the spinal cord (one on each side) and travel to various areas of the body sending and receiving messages to co-ordinate its function. It is easy to see why chiropractors place so much emphasis on protecting your spine. As it is paramount to the health and proper functioning of your body. 

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