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Do you just wait until you are sick and then seen medical treatment or do you see a chiropractor and live a life that keeps you well?
If you are looking for a chiropractor Sydney city based as well as being a wellness chiropractor then you want to find one who is highly recommended. A lot of chiropractors in Sydney’s region and chiropractors in the Sydney CBD are good at dealing with symptoms such as:
- Headache or migraine
- Neck stiffness or pain
- Shoulder conditions or stiffness
- Low back pain
- Rib pain
- Neuropathy or radiculopaty
- Disc injury (disc bulge, disc herniation or ‘slipped disc’)
- Arm pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- Leg pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain or feeling ‘out of whack’
- Foot pain
- Scoliosis or spinal curvature
- Poor posture and
- Other spinal conditions or joint / muscle problems
But then the Wellness is something else. Taking care of these health conditions are all part of sickness care but could be the start of wellness care.
The wellness chiro in Sydney Uni is of course going to listen to your body’s symptoms but long term is more interested in the 100% function of your body. Principally we need to keep your nervous system free of interference so that your brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system or CNS) can fulfill its role of controlling all function of the body. How can your brain maintain and regulate every single part of your body if it isn’t getting good feedback through the nerves? Or if it’s clouded by the noise of a multitude of smaller problems? That’s like trying to focus on your work when you have a headache or migraine. And there is the straight neurology of keeping the brain itself healthy with healthy inputs. Then the messages from the brain need to flow to the rest of the body with optimal function to control the body and make it perform at its best.
The bottom line is if you live with a positive attitude to life of getting the most out of yourself to contribute to your family, friends and society or if you live in fear waiting for things to go wrong and then try to do the minimum to get back to being just the same as you always are. Wellness is living as young as possible, as long as possible and enjoying the richness of life along the way.
Preventative Chiropractic is protecting your most important asset which is your health.
Chiropractic is used by millions of people weekly around the world, principally to help maximise function of the nervous system and to deal with musculoskeletal conditions. The ongoing use of chiropractors is part of a healthy lifestyle along with exercise, good nutrition, stress regulation and other public health measures such as dental checks, good hygiene, pollution reduction etc.
Chiropractors have the distinct recognition as the leaders in spinal manipulation to give you access to modern methods of natural healthcare. The New Zealand Government’s inquiry (1) found that spinal manipulative therapy in the hands of a registered chiropractor is remarkably safe. An Ontario Ministry of Health Report (2) analysis projected that if Chiropractic care utilisation was doubled in Ontario then the Government was estimated to save $348 million Canadian dollars and indirect savings of $1.85 billion Canadian dollars. Other research shows similar costs savings to the economy with the wide spread use of chiropractic.
Spinal hygiene should be thought of as similar to dental hygiene. There are things you can do yourself everyday to keep your teeth and spine at their best but then the health professional helps you deal with the parts that aren’t necessary to do on your own. Further to that you can step up to the world of wellness with corrective chiropractic which is more akin to orthodontics compared to dentistry. This in where more in depth and intensive work for the patient and practitioner is done to produce improved spinal curves (might be poor posture, postural displacement or scoliosis). An overall better posture is not just about looking good, it is part of whether you will perform well or not in the long term. It was shown in the American Journal of Pain Management (3) that “to live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture.”.
With the increasing access to funding to do the research that demonstrates not just the neurological and orthopaedic but also health system benefits of chiropractic, the science of chiropractic is becoming increasingly clear: your investment in your visits to the best chiropractor in Sydney CBD or wherever you are, is a long term saving on your most important asset.
About 90% of elite athletes use a sports chiropractor as estimated by a top sports physiologist. If you exercise but aren’t using sports chiropractic, then you need to ask yourself “what am I missing out on?”.
From Usain Bolt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Venus Williams, Mr Olympia Phil Heath and Michael Jordan to all the American NFL teams and many Olympic teams, so many of the top sports people use sports chiropractic for the simple reason that it helps them get results unlike other health professions.
Research shows that adding a good sports chiropractor to sports physicians and physiotherapists in the management of sports teams can dramatically reduce injury further. The sports chiropractor in Sydney Uni’s focus is on your injury but at the same time chiropractic is diagnosing the injury to your tendon, joint, muscle, disc or bone, it is also assessing what was going wrong to lead up to the injury. Is there poor neuromuscular control? Is there muscular imbalance or over recruitment? Is there biomechanics weakness that you have or that you developed? Is it just poor conditioning?
We show you the 3 keys strategy to recover from sports injury, access peak performance and help eliminate the risk of a season ending injury.
(1) Chiropractic in New Zealand: Report of the Commission of Inquiry. (1979). Hasselberg PD, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand
(2) Enhanced Chiropractic Coverage under OHIP as a Means of Reducing Health Care Costs, Attaining Better Health Outcomes and Achieving Equitable Access to Health Services. Professor Pran Magna Ph.D., Professor Doug Angus. Feb 1998. (Appendix 6)
(3) Lennon J, Shealy N, Cady RK, Matta W, Cox R, Simpson WF. Postural and respiratory modulation of autonomic function, pain, and health. American Journal of Pain Management 1994;4:36-39
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