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Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is one of the most common reasons people seek out chiropractic treatment. Sometimes back pain can be a result of an injury, however, it is often caused by poor posture, incorrect lifting and bending, sitting for long periods, particularly at a computer and sleeping in the wrong position. Forward head posture is also often a cause of back pain. Back pain is caused by subluxations of the spine. This means that one or more vertebrae are out of alignment and may be creating pressure on or irritation of the nerves of the spine. Gentle, non-painful manipulations and adjustments may assist in bringing the vertebrae to their correct positions.
Neck pain is another common complaint that our chiropractors regularly treat. Like back pain, neck pain is often caused by poor posture, incorrect lifting and bending, sitting for long periods, particularly at a computer and sleeping in the wrong position. Forward head posture is also often a cause of neck pain. Neck pain is caused by subluxations in the vertebra of the neck. This means that one or more vertebrae are out of alignment and may be creating pressure on or irritation of the nerves. Gentle, non-painful manipulations and adjustments may assist in bringing the vertebrae to their correct positions.
A pinched nerve is a very painful symptom. Pinched nerves occur when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues — such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. Disruption of nerve function has many symptoms. This includes numbness, tingling, burning, shooting pain, and weakness. Pinched nerve treatment is on the basis of treating the anomaly, this may include a spinal manipulative therapy, commonly called adjustments, soft tissue therapy, decompressive therapy, such as traction, exercise rehabilitation and appraisal of workplace ergonomics, communication with other therapists.
When dealing with a slipped disc chiropractors must identify the severity of the disk injury. Once the chiropractor has identified it is safe to adjust the patient with the disk injury, then the chiropractor may use any of the therapies listed in the ‘Back Pain’, ‘Neck Pain’ and ‘Pinched Nerve’ tabs. It is up to the judgement of the chiropractor to identify which treatments will provide the best results.
As chiropractors, we aim to provide you with the best in healthcare, treat your problems and get you on your way to good health.
Dr Jonathan Harper graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters in Chiropractic in 1997.
Jonathan is a firm believer in holistic therapy and helping your body heal itself. As your chosen practitioner, Jonathan will look at all factors surrounding any spine-related problems you may have.
Jonathan Harper is a certified Thompson practitioner and has completed extracurricular coursework in orthotic production and foot analysis.
We use HICAPS technology at our clinic. This ensures that our clients can claim their benefit on the spot with only one swipe of their private health fund card, and then only a gap payment is required. This means there is no hassle queuing up at your local branch.
We believe in helping our patients achieve their greatest health potential and help them make informed and educated chiropractic choices.
The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.” Adjustment of joints of the body have been used in health care for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care. Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustments help relieve pain and restore normal function to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible. Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
A chiropractic adjustment is the skill of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the joints to gradually regain more normal motion and function. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to permit improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and improved health. There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure. After years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.
Chiropractic is widely recognised as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headaches, neck pain and back pain. It has an excellent safety record, however no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment. However, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling. Some patients may also experience temporary dizziness, local numbness, or radiating pain. Adverse effects associated with spinal adjustment are typically minor and short-lived.
On your initial consultation the chiropractor will go through your history and take a thermal scan of your back to see if there is any inflammation. TOG gait scans will be taken of your feet, giving your chiropractor access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking minor flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time. A posture analysis will be taken and take a set of xrays if deemed clinically necessary. Then all these results will be analysed by the chiropractor and he will provide a report of findings for you.
No, you do not require a doctors referral to attend our clinic. You can simply call and make a booking at a time convenient to you. Click here to see our operating hours.
Yes, chiropractic is safe to use when pregnant. Our Chiropractors have been trained to work with pregnant women and use tables that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body. They will use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen and provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.