It’s Time to Make a Chiropractor Appointment
Got a sore back or painful joints? Many of us can develop painful conditions from work, playing sport, completing household chores, being in an accident or simply from the stress of day to day living. A chiropractor may be able to help you. Putting off the issue will only cause your condition to worsen, leading to more pain and stress. Make an appointment with a chiropractor now to resolve it.
When to Consider Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can help anyone dealing with aching joints or muscle pain that affects their ability to do their favourite activities or live your day to day life in comfort. Regular chiropractic care can also help maintain healthy spine and joint function, even if you do not have painful symptoms.
Chiropractors can help with:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Overuse injuries
- Strains and sprains from daily activities
- Work and sports-related injuries
- Restricted movement in the back, neck, shoulders or limbs
Chiropractors are trained to recognize when you will and will not benefit from chiropractic care and will refer you to other health practitioners when necessary.
Diagnosing Health Conditions
When diagnosing issues, a chiropractor uses hands-on clinical examination and diagnostic imaging such as x-rays or MRIs. They will start by conducting a thorough examination of your medical history and then:
- Check your body temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure
- Look for spinal curves or other visible health indicators
- Use their hands to feel your spine and the muscles and soft tissues that support it
They can also conduct other examinations designed to detect health conditions related to the spine, bones, joints and soft tissues (such as range of movement tests) as well as the function of your motor, sensory and cranial nerves (such as testing your reflexes and testing for numbness).
What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?
One of the most common and well-known procedures in chiropractic care is spinal manipulation, also known as chiropractic adjustments. This involves restoring joint mobility using controlled force. However, chiropractors also use a variety of other techniques including physiotherapeutic muscle therapy, stretching, application of heat or ice, kinesio taping and more.
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend exercises to treat and rehabilitate health conditions related to your bones, joints and muscles as well as to providing nutritional, dietary and lifestyle advice. Chiropractic care is all about providing a holistic treatment plan that takes all the different factors affecting your health into account.
Make an Appointment at Our Perth Clinic
For more information on our physiotherapeutic muscle therapy or chiropractic adjustments, read our section on what to expect for your first visit. If you’re experiencing pain related to your spine, joints or soft tissue, make an appointment with our chiropractors today. To make an appointment, contact us online or call 08 9227 9341 today.