Chiropractic is a natural approach to health. It is a primary contact health care profession based on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system.
Your spine is designed, among other things, to protect your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and allow it to function normally. It is very important that your central nervous system works properly because it controls and coordinates the function of every single cell, tissue and organ in your body. A healthy spine, along with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in maintaining optimal whole body health.
When the joints of your spine lose their normal pattern of movement and interfere with the correct function of your nervous system, the condition is known as ‘vertebral subluxation’.
The causes of a vertebral subluxation are varied. Usually, it is brought on by too much stress on the spine to which it cannot adapt. This can result from physical trauma (such as birth trauma, car accidents and falls), psychological stress or through poor general spinal care including inadequate nutrition and exercise or poor posture.
The local effects of vertebral subluxation are many. They can include tight or weak muscle groups, overloading and subsequent degeneration of spinal discs and the general aches and pains of the common ‘sore back’.
Many common ailments, such as headaches and poor digestion, can stem from subtle problems in the function of the nervous system. Other whole body effects can include asthma, ulcers, migraines, and vision and concentration problems, to mention just a few.
The primary focus of chiropractic care is the location, analysis, correction and prevention of vertebral subluxations. We correct subluxations with spinal adjustments. These specific corrective procedures are performed by hand and help to restore spinal joint movement and stimulate the brain to promote proper nervous system function throughout the body.
At Gladesville Chiropractic Care we focus on The Gonstead System of Chiropractic, a thorough system of diagnosis and management for the whole body. It is a gentle and safe technique suited to everyone from infants to grandparents.