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Frequently Asked Questions      

How can Total Health Chiropractic help you?

Total Health Chiropractic can help you, by optimising the function of your nervous system by restoring the normal function and balance of your entire body.  This is done by establishing and correcting the underlying causes of subluxation (dysfunction complex) within your spine, such as;

  • Physical stress
  • Muscle imbalance or weakness
  • Past or present trauma
  • Food intolerance’s
  • Poor gut health
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Joint instability
  • Mental / emotional stress

This approach enables you to get well quickly and be equipped with the tools needed to stay well.

The nervous system is the communication network which regulates and coordinates the functions of your entire body.

What is a Subluxation?

A subluxation is the improper motion or position of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) which interfere with the nerve impulses between the brain and the body.  The delicate nerves exiting the spine can be irritated, stretched and sometimes compressed or pinched.  Even with this nerve irritation most subluxations exist without obvious pain or discomfort.

What is an adjustment and are they safe and gentle?

An adjustment is a very specific input to your spine to help your body correct a subluxation. There are many ways to “adjust” the spine.  Some methods use the doctor’s hands, an instrument, a special table or work with your breathing pattern.  Adjustments are “remarkably safe” according to the New Zealand Government’s landmark “Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic”.   In fact, Chiropractic care is safer than having back surgery, driving your car or taking an aspirin.

Improving the function of your spine and nervous system helps to enhance the health and well-being of your whole body.

What are the benefits of receiving chiropractic care?

The results from chiropractic are different for every person.  Many people notice benefits such as:

  • Greater energy and vitality
  • Better concentration
  • Greater emotional well-being
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Higher productivity and performance
  • Improved posture
  • Greater ability to cope with stress
  • Greater flexibility, strength and  muscle coordination
  • Reduced spinal degeneration or ‘wear & tear’

An improvement may even be noticed in conditions such as:

  • Irritable bowel
  • Asthma & allergies
  • Gastroeosophageal reflux
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Numbness/ TinglingNeck pain/ Whiplash
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back pain
  • ADHD or autism
  • Low back pain