Chiropractors help people with lots of different problems that range from lower back, neck pain to headaches and sports injuries. We specialise in the spine and muscles as these are the most common cause of people's problems.
At Chiropractic Works we pride ourselves on being very thorough and getting to the cause of your problems. To do this we have a number of steps:
We put all of this information together to confirm your problem and the best way to get you better.
Each patients treatment is tailored to their body, making things comfortable while achieving results.
Treatment consist of spinal adjustments to improve spinal function. Adjustments are a gentle force ‘thrust’ into the spine which is referred to by some people as a manipulation. At Chiropractic Works we use the Gonstead technique which is a very safe, specific, manual adjusting technique that achieves excellent results. This technique involves significant additional specialised training and we are the only clinic north of Brisbane to specialise in the Gonstead technique.
Often there is a noise made with an adjustment which is just the release of gas when a joint is stretched similar to the noise made by firmly pressing your hands together and quickly releasing them, or opening a cork from a bottle.
Other treatments including stretching, muscle release work, postural advice and exercise prescription.
Each Chiropractic Works chiropractor has completed a minimum of 5 years full time university study and has a minimum of 2 university degrees.
Each Chiropractic Works chiropractor has completed further specialised technique training. We are registered and regulated by the Australian Government.
To stay up to date with the latest information each Chiropractic Works chiropractor attends continuing education seminars.
Yes, chiropractic care is extremely safe. Research has shown Chiropractic care to be 246 times safer than anti-inflammatory drugs and safer and more cost effective than many other forms of treatment.
With Chiropractic, as with all health care procedures, there are risks. Chance of risks are extremely small and our well trained chiropractors will perform a thorough examination to ensure risks are further minimised.
Your Chiropractor will discuss any risks that apply to you before you are adjusted.
To put things into perspective, if you drive your car to see your Chiropractor, then you have a greater chance of being injured in a car accident than from your Chiropractic Care (Lauretti W. JACA 36(9); 42-47, 1999).
You should expect great results. We don’t accept patients for care if we don’t think we can help.
Response time varies from person to person and can depend on how bad the problem is, how long the problem has been there, your age, current health status, and several other factors.
Occasionally people may feel minor discomfort before improvement occurs as restricted joints start to move again, causing muscle and ligament changes. This is usually mild.
Again this varies from person to person, some people needing just a few and others needing more. Initially you will be adjusted more frequently until you start to function better. As your spine gets stronger, your appointments will be spaced further apart and we will start to shift the emphasis more on self-care by you.
Once feeling better most people choose to continue their Chiropractic care to help them continue to feel good and function at their best.
Yes, pain is usually the last thing to come on and the first thing to go away. Often problems can simmer away under the radar until lots of damage has occurred and by the time you get the pain, the problem can be serious and take longer to be helped.
No, in-fact the majority of people find their adjustments comfortable and enjoy getting adjusted, often feeling instant relief.
If you are in a lot of pain, you may experience some mild discomfort, usually much less than what you are already going through. This happens as restricted joints start to move again, stretching muscles and ligaments that have become shortened over time.
No, age has nothing to do with whether you can be helped by a chiropractor. We have patients in their early nineties who enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care including better posture, more mobility, better balance, and less aches and pains from arthritis.
Yes, we help many people with arthritis every day. Arthritis occurs because things aren’t working well. People often think that arthritis occurs with age, but this is not true, we just see more arthritis in older people, because the spinal joints have been working badly for longer. Sometimes we see a 70 year old with a healthier spine than a 50 year old, so therefore it isn’t all about age.
By improving function, you can stop or slow down the arthritic process and relieve the associated pain.
Yes, we can identify at risk areas of your spine and look after them gently. We can also give you advice on the things to do to decrease the chance of your bones continuing to weaken.
Is Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, or Massage more appropriate for me? We all have the same goal and that is to get you well. But it is the way we go about helping you that is different.
At Chiropractic Works we specialise in helping your immediate symptoms and actually getting rid of the underlying cause to decrease the chance of your symptoms coming back. For example, if you had knee pain we would be treating your knee, but we also know that 95% of knee problems without direct trauma to the knee come from a pelvic or foot problem. Now if we only treated your knee, we wouldn’t really be helping you would we?. At Chiropractic Works we take a holistic approach and look at the site of your symptoms but also the reason those symptoms are occurring.
Yes, we have heard that too. Even though lots of people think that, it isn’t actually true.
Nothing our Chiropractors will do to you will make you have to continue to see us. What we will do is get you working better which will get you feeling better. If you want to continue to feel better, it is a good idea to continue to get your spine checked as the benefits will wear off just like you need to continue to get your car serviced because you drive it. Once many of our patients feel the benefits of our care, they usually choose to continue to see us for check-ups to keep their spine healthy.