Why Should You Visit A Chiropractor?

February 11, 2023

Why Should You Visit A Chiropractor?

Are you struggling to move when you get out of bed? Battling to keep up with the kids? Or perhaps you're feeling older than you are? Notice how pain has not been mentioned at all in the 3 examples above? Believe it or not, pain is often the last symptom before the human body breaks down. It can often occur as a result of repetitive stressors over a period of time, an acute injury or a chronic long standing injury. 

Our biggest advice is to NOT take your chances on your health. If you can service your car regularly, wouldn’t it pay to check up and maintain your health warrant of fitness? Common physical stressors such as sitting at a desk on a daily basis or injury to the lower back could result in a long standing issue that robs you of your quality of life. One of the most common yet detrimental patterns in health is “everything will be fine'' or as a Kiwi would say “she’ll be right”…Take it from us, Caetano Family Chiropractic: based on what we see on a daily basis, you do not want to be making health decisions in an emergency room when you're desperate but rather when you are well and able to invest in your health.

What happens during the first chiropractic care consultation

With an initial consultation from a chiropractor, any underlying stressors, injuries or instability to the spine and musculoskeletal system will be identified and evaluated. An examination will follow based on your health history. This includes a Physical, Orthopaedic, Neurological and Spinal Examination. If deemed Clinically necessary, X-rays will be taken to better analyse the root cause of your problem before we specifically tailor the adjustment component to chiropractic care based on your current state of health.

What is an adjustment you ask? An adjustment is the second step of your chiropractic care. It’s simply a high velocity low amplitude adjustment that restores joint mobility, takes pressure off a nerve and brings your nervous system back to balance. This allows your body to self heal, self regulate and restore function that has resulted from injuries or repetitive stressors. 

Do you need to “crack my back”? Firstly at Caetano Family Chiropractic, we don't use the word crack, we call them adjustments as mentioned previously which simply means to bring back to centre or restore balance. No, we do not need to use manual techniques that create a “crack”, “pop” or “clicking” sound. Within your Chiropractic care with us, we will have a range of techniques from manual care, soft tissue care right down to instrumentation that we can use to achieve the same results. We will always work with patient comfort and tolerance whilst giving you the best chiropractic care and advice specifically tailored for you.

Should you seek chiropractic care?

Should you get Chiropractic Care? Well, to best answer this, diagnosis is always the best step forward in determining what is best for your current state of health. Here at Caetano Family Chiropractic, we take pride in ensuring you are well looked after and if it's outside of our scope, we will refer you on within our list of amazing specialists and practitioners.

So to sum it all up, don't risk having that stiff, niggly or mild pain throughout your body turn into something chronic. Once your quality of life has been affected, nothing feels the same and it's often a challenge whilst not impossible to come back from. You have the power to move you and your family towards or away from health.