No! our treatments are designed to specifically correct the areas of your spine that your body cannot self-correct. Treating or adjusting your spine should not hurt. Most patient’s feel an almost immediate improvement in symptoms, and if there is any discomfort it usually is mild and delayed – similar to what you might feel in your body after a tough work out in the gym.
When the spine is adjusted to correct the body in a way it cannot self-correct, you may hear a “cracking” noise. The noise when you receive an adjustment is simply gas within your joint being released. A Chiropractic treatment does not aim to release the gas, it is merely a side effect of little to no clinical consequence. Some adjustments don’t make any noise at all.
While there are always risks associated with any procedure, we minimise the risk through our thorough history, examination and testing as well as using specific gentle techniques. We will always discuss any risks with you before proceeding with care. No two cases are the same, therefore we tailor our treatment modality to make sure we deliver the best in Chiropractic care that is both safe and effective.
You always get to decide whether you want to continue with the benefits of Chiropractic care. Many people choose to continue to get adjusted as they enjoy the ongoing benefits of a living a pain free life, as well as a healthy spine and nervous system. We will always give you our best advice with your care, based on your goals and what your specific objective results show.
Yes all Chiropractors in Australia complete a minimum 5 year University qualification. They are registered through AHPRA, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority and governed by the national Registration Board. Our Chiropractors at Clinic 27 complete studies in Anatomy, Physiology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Pathology and Chiropractic Diagnosis and Skills. Our Chiropractors also complete compulsory continuing education.
If your chiropractor sees it to be necessary – they will refer you for X-rays if clinically indicated. There are certain conditions that will preclude you from having X-rays such as pregnancy. If you have any concerns with taking x-ray images your chiropractor at Clinic 27 will be happy to discuss this with you further.
This part is largely down to you. It depends on the severity of your condition and your longer-term health goals. You will see changes in your posture and condition after your very first adjustment at Clinic 27, but our philosophy isn’t just focused on alleviating short-term pain. It’s about getting your body into a state of balance and keeping it there so you experience real change to your quality of life.
Although many patients come to us seeking a quick solution for their pain, most opt to continue through the posture correction and unwinding phases due to the changes they start seeing in their physical and mental well-being.