Chiropractic is proven to be effective for:
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The core of most chiropractic practices is the successful treatment and management of acute and chronic back pain, neck pain and headaches. At Park View we offer various chiropractic techniques as well as advice on exercises and other forms of self-
Chiropractic helps reducing and controlling pain and discomfort by allowing your joints, muscles and nerves to function at their very best.
The aim of the treatment:
- Relief from pain and stress.
- Restore normal function allowing the tissues to heal, so you can return to your daily activities.
- Maintain normal function to minimise the risk of future recurrence.
A recent extensive literature review of research papers has highlighted the merits of manipulation, mobilisation or massage. Our chiropractors, Jan and Roger, offer a more comprehensive approach by combining these techniques (and more) rather than using them in isolation. However, the review still serves as an excellent source of information on evidence based treatment methods.
As people often are without a diagnosis we have chosen to list a range of symptoms that people often seek our help for. If you have any questions or if your specific health concern is not listed, call our clinic and speak to a qualified Acupuncturist or a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Almost everybody suffers with back pain at one time or another. Back pain may vary from a slight niggling ache to sharp debilitating pain. In a lot of cases the underlying problem is mechanical i.e. due to some of the joints in the spine not moving properly causing too much strain on the muscles and ligaments, which may then tear. Sometimes the pain starts without warning and without doing very much at all but often people feel a warning stiffness or ache before the more severe pain starts. The deterioration can be caused by repetitive or recurring tasks, bad posture, poor seating, unsupportive beds and pillows, incorrect lifting, sedentary lifestyle, stress (both physical and mental), minor knocks and injuries, poor footwear, past trauma, pregnancy, “wear and tear” etc. Your chiropractor will help diagnosing your problem and, if appropriate, treat the cause of pain and advise how to best keep it from recurring.
Today’s modern lifestyle often causes problems in the neck and shoulder area. Poor work position, repetitive tasks, stress and disuse of the full range of motion of the neck can all cause pain, discomfort and muscle spasm in the neck, at the base of the skull and over the top of the shoulders. These problems are often associated with headaches. Neck injuries are common especially as a result of car accidents. Damage can
happen even at very low speed impacts and passengers in the same car may have very different symptoms. Acute symptoms usually arise within 12-
Buttock, leg, and foot pain including sciatica
Leg pain doesn’t always mean there is something wrong with the leg itself. Because of the way our nervous system functions, you may, for example, have pain in your foot when the problem actually lies in your lower back. Your chiropractor will help identifying whether the source of your problem is where you feel the pain, such as that with arthritic hip or knee pain, a joint or a muscle problem, or if it is radiating from another part of your body such as sciatica, and then treat and/or advise you accordingly.
Headaches are very common. Because they are so common, most people think it is normal to have headaches. It is not! Painkillers might give some relief from your headaches, but they do not address the cause of the problem. There are many types of headaches. Tension headaches, cluster headaches, neck related (cervicogenic) headaches and migraines are just a few. Migraines can be very debilitating and disturbing. Sometimes there is no headache to speak of, but symptoms
may include visual and hearing disturbances, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, even vomiting. Neck related headaches can often be helped by chiropractic but which one is yours?
Shoulder and elbow pain
As with any type of pain the first and most important thing to do is to determine what is causing it. Your chiropractor has been trained to accurately diagnose the problem and treat accordingly, if appropriate. Whether the pain is arising from the shoulder, the elbow, or radiating from a problem in the elsewhere, your chiropractor will explain to you the best course of action.
“Wear and tear”, joint and arthritic pains
People often talk about wear and tear of the joints. This can also be called arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, spondylosis (if it is in the spine) or spinal decay. There are many forms of arthritis and it can affect people of all ages. The most common form is osteoarthritis. This means that there are irreversible degenerative changes in the joint. While chiropractic cannot reverse these changes, it can promote healthier joints by improving their function and mobility, decrease pain and discomfort. Chiropractic is generally not suitable for inflammatory arthritic conditions.
Pregnancy and chiropractic
Many physical, mental and hormonal changes take place during pregnancy and these can put strain on a woman’s body. Chiropractic care can help women through the pregnancy. Due to the increased postural demands back and neck pains are common during and after pregnancy. Chiropractic care is suitable and safe throughout the pregnancy and after giving birth. Prenatal care will address spinal and pelvic problems and provide a drug free alternative to pain management. The birth process can be physically as well as emotionally stressful and many mothers choose to have themselves checked for pregnancy or birth induced joint spinal and joint problems.
Kids and chiropractic
Back pain, neck pain and headaches are not conditions reserved for adult life. Children fall and bump into things and each other. At school age they may carry heavy bags, use wrong size furniture, play contact sport and have playground scuffles. Therefore, a child may be just as likely as an adult to suffer injury. Your chiropractor can also advise on exercise and on ergonomic and life-