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.
When you slip a disc

When you slip a disc

Sunday, February 16, 2020 slip a disc

People often describe a range of complaints, including low back pain, neck pain and sciatica as being due to a slipped disc. This is often not the case. A true slip (or prolapse) of the intervertebral disc is not as common as muscle and joint problems of the spine. Disc injuries are also more serious and recovery takes longer.

When a prolapse of the disc does occur, it usually happens at the lower end of the spine and less often in the neck. It affects men more than women.

The discs join the spinal bones (vertebrae) together and provide a degree of shock absorption. They consist on an inner jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus and a tough outer fibrous ring called the annulus fibrosis.

Injuries occur when the annulus tears. This allows the nucleus to prolapse (bulge out) and either directly, or though inflammation, compress the spinal nerves as they branch off the spinal cord and exit the spine.

Because the inner part of the annulus has no pain innervation, injuries of this nature may develop over time and occur without obvious pain in the early stages. One study showed that up to 20% of adults with no back or leg pain show evidence of disc prolapse on a CT scan.

Prolapsed Discs

Prolapsed discs can be caused by uncorrected spinal imbalance, poor lifting techniques (especially when combined with twisting), prolonged sitting, poor fitness and lack of core stability, improper work ergonomics, jarring forces, or injury. Smoking and poor diet can affect disc nutrition, increasing the risk of disc prolapse.

Although the problem may develop over a period of time, the symptoms of a disc prolapse often appear suddenly. They may be associated with a seemingly trivial incident such as coughing, bending to pick something off the ground or turning to get something out of the back of a car.

In the case of a low back disc prolapse, pain may be felt in the low back, buttocks or it may radiate into the leg and foot (sciatica). Leg pain may be worse than the low back pain, or may exist without any back pain at all.

In severe cases, loss of bowel and bladder function or progressively worsening muscle weakness may occur. This is called cauda equine syndrome and requires urgent surgery. Fortunately most cases of disc prolapse do not require surgery and will respond well to conservative chiropractic care.

Book online today or call us on: 07 3381 0440

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