Welcome to City Chiropractic
Committed To Resolving Chronic Pains
What We Do
Our patients are mostly people who know the value of being adjusted by an experienced chiropractor. People who understand the value of combining chiropractic with other pain relief methods. And people who are chiro-curious and want to find out what chiropractic can do for them.
We are willing to combine chiropractic work with a wide range of other methods when necessary. In contrast to more traditional chiropractic practices, the average duration of our treatments sits between 15-20 minutes. Pain relief is not a one size fits all endeavour!!
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Chiropractic and Chronic Pain
Pain is a surprisingly common condition in today’s world. In fact our stats for chronic pain now are much like the stats we had for tooth decay in the 1800’s. Seeing a chiropractor can be an important part of the holistic management of chronic pain.
Chronic pain can be caused by various factors, including stress, poor posture, old injuries, excessive sitting, occupational overuse and injuries and emotional trauma patterns like PTSD.
Persistent pain can significantly impact your quality of life and your ability to work or carry out daily activities. Perhaps surprisingly research shows that chronic pain can even impact your longevity.
The good news is that pain is treatable, and the right treatments can provide lasting relief. Chiropractic is not the only effective way to manage pain, but it has proven itself to millions of people to be an indispensable tool in the journey towards a pain free life.
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent tool to have in the arsenal if you have chronic pain. Yet, if you want excellent long term outcomes it’s likely that you need more than just spinal adjustments. Which is why it makes sense to work with a chiropractor who uses a broad range of pain management tools and perspectives.
How We Approach Chiropractic
When treating pain with chiropractic, we place great emphasis on several factors:
Highly skilled and experienced spinal adjustments
Accurate and careful diagnosis of painful tissues
Identifying the underlying causes of stubborn pain
Avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach to treating pain
Providing spinal adjustments tailored to the individual
Combining chiropractic techniques with other methods
Why Do People Choose Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care has become a well-established and popular method for managing pain globally. Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
But why do people choose chiropractic?
The truth is most people either consult a chiropractor because they have one recommended by a friend or family member. Or because they have a strong intuitive sense that they need to have their spine manipulated. But there are also reasons why people keep going back to chiropractors.
Here are some of the reasons why chiropractic care is a pain treatment of choice for so many people:
Chiropractors use manipulation and mobilisation techniques to improve the mobility and function of the neck by manipulating the spinal joints that have become stuck. No other profession specialises in this area. A very significant percentage of neck and back pains involve some joint pain.
Chiropractic target joint mobility and stimulation of the body’s natural self healing processes. It is also believed that the spinal nerves function better when the spine is moving in a healthy way; which means that many downstream health benefits are reported among chiropractic patients.
Treating acute & chronic pain
Chiropractic care can target both long-standing pains and pains that have been stuck for years. When treating chronic pain chiropractic alone is seldom the whole answer as a more broad minded approach is needed. A range of effective tools is the answer to chronic pain, and chiropractic is one of them.
Safe alternative to drugs & surgery
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and safe alternative to drugs and surgery, making it an appealing natural treatment for those seeking relief from neck pain. The vast majority of pains can be managed with a combination of drug-free approaches like chiropractic and rehabilitation.
High patient satisfaction
Chiropractic care has far higher patient satisfaction ratings compared to other pain management methods due to the extensive training and expertise of chiropractors in treating conditions like neck pain.
Chiropractic care mobilises the body’s tissues to improve mobility and function, similar to stretching a muscle repeatedly to improve mobility and function. If you have spinal joints that are stuck they need ‘stretching’ as much as any tight muscle does.
Overall, chiropractic care offers a safe, non-invasive, and effective alternative for those seeking relief from neck pain.
3 Principles Of Good Chiropractic Care
Identify the underlying reason for the pain in the tissues
Combine other treatments with adjustment when necessary
Tailor the adjustment to the needs of the individual patient
Combining Chiropractic Adjustments With Other Treatments
We specialise in combining typical chiropractors adjustments with other proven pain therapies. To create quicker and more lasting effects.
In the old days dentists just extracted teeth and chiropractors just ‘clicked the spine’. But time has moved on and these days ‘up to date’ chiropractors tend to combine chiropractic with other treatments.
Traditional chiropractic treatments only target the mobility of the joints. Combining chiropractic adjustments with other forms of pain treatments targets other tissues involved in pain. Many neck pain sufferers find that they get better quicker and the results last longer when they combine their chiropractors adjustments with other forms of therapy.
Treatment combinations that can be used by chiropractors to manage neck pain include the following:
Shockwave Therapy & Chiropractic
Shockwave therapy was originally developed for its use in breaking up kidney stones which it does extremely well. Shockwave therapy has also been researched extensively for its use in treating musculoskeletal pain. Many chiropractic patients find that their adjustments do far more for them if they receive it with shockwave therapy. This is usually because they had scar tissue that the chiropractic adjustments were not successfully targeting.
Acupuncture & Chiropractic:
People have been using acupuncture to treat pain for thousands of years. Yet the exact mechanism behind acupuncture’s effect on pain is still not clear. Many chiropractors and physiotherapists use muscle acupuncture as an adjunct to their pain treatments. Acupuncture can make a huge difference to the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments, especially if your pain is partly caused by stress.
Dry Needling & Chiropractic
Dry needling is the western equivalent of acupuncture. Dry needling tends to involve fewer needles than acupuncture, but those needles go deeper into the muscle. The reason dry needling and chiropractic adjustments work so well together is that they target different tissues. Chiropractic targets the joints while dry needling targets the pain held in the surrounding muscle.
Myofascial Release & Chiropractic
If you’ve ever met someone who said chiropractic didn’t work for them, there’s a good chance it was because their muscles were too tight for their body to ‘accept’ the adjustment. If the soft tissues are too tight the adjustments will not release the joint. Myofascial release loosens up the muscles and connective tissue in painful areas and increases the likelihood of the chiropractic adjustment working.
Trigger Point Release & Chiropractic
Trigger points are the pain points you feel in the muscle when you get a deep-tissue massage. They are also the key to managing pain for a high percentage of sufferers. Combining trigger point release with chiropractors’ adjustments gives you twice as much pain relief in many cases. The limitation of chiropractic adjustments is that they do not directly influence soft tissue pain, which many patients suffer from.
LLLT Laser Therapy & Chiropractic
Low Level Laser Therapy targets the cell metabolism in the body’s soft tissues. Every cell in the body contains little ‘battery packs’ called mitochondria. The power source inside the mitochondria is a substance called ATP. Laser therapy can trigger a large release of ATP which gives cells that are trying to heal a big metabolic boost. This is a bit like getting a steroid shot but without the nasty side effects.
Rehabilitation & Chiropractic
If you have ever met someone who found that their chiropractor’s adjustments didn’t last very long, there’s a good chance they had muscle wasting. Millions of us have muscle wasting, especially around our spine and core. It’s these muscles that support the spinal joints and prevent injury. So combining strength training with chiropractic treatments is an excellent way to try and prevent pain relapses.
Counselling & Chiropractic
The overlap between chronic pain and mental health is a big one. The majority of chronic pains have some connection to stress and trauma. Others have deep roots in the mental and emotional health of the patient. Any good chiropractor should know how to spot when a patient needs some kind of mental or emotional healing on top of their adjustments.
Orthotics and Chiropractic
A significant percentage of chiropractic patients have some lower body pain (including lower back pain) that is caused by issues with their feet. If you have flat feet or unusually high arches it can put extreme pressure on your spine. Providing strength exercises for the gluteal stabilising muscles and some natural support for the feet is vital in these cases. Human ‘wheel alignment’ issues are one of the most common reasons people end up with pain bad enough that they call a chiropractor.
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