Absolute Health Solutions Chiropractic FAQs
- What is a chiropractic adjustment?
- Why do you hear a crack sound?
- What type of things do you treat?
- Why do children need to be checked? And from what age?
- Is the treatment for a child the same as for an adult?
- How do I become a patient?
- How does chiropractic improve sports performance?
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
The Chiropractic adjustment is a recognised and effective form of manipulative therapy1. It is a specific and controlled pressure applied to a joint to restore lost motion and is not painful. Adjustments provide a means for drug free relief of symptoms and are used where necessary to treat the cause of a symptom. When combined with exercise programs, adjustments have been proven to produce long term benefits2. Based on your diagnosis, your practitioner will determine if you require a stretching or strengthening programme to help you to achieve maximal results from your body.
Why do you hear a crack sound?
The “crack” sound is the sound of gas being release from a joint. Fluid is present in most of our joints and its job it to create lubrication to aid movement. When a joint is not moving an adjustment can be applied to restore motion. When the joint is moved, the joint capsule is stretched and the fluid within the capsule is turned to gas which forms bubbles and a “crack” like sound is heard.
What type of things may Chiropractic help with?
- Musculoskeletal problems – Neck, midback, lumbar or pelvic pain. Sciatica, Shoulders/ Ribs/ Elbows/ Wrists/ Knees/ Ankles carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow
- Headaches/Migraines/Sinus and Hayfever
- Sports Injury prevention and management
- Musculoskeletal symptoms resulting from Asthma/Respiratory problems
Babies & Children
- NeuroMusculoSkeletal issues
- Congenital Hip, knee or foot problems
- Sleep disturbance due to pain/discomfort
- Musculoskeletal symptoms resulting from Asthma
- Cranial (skull) problems
Why do children need to be checked? And from what age?
Most people are surprised to learn that babies and children, some only a few days old, have their spines checked by a Chiropractor. The challenges their bodies face from pulling, twisting, and compression during labour, the regular falls as they learn to walk, or the rapid growth spurts they go through are all reasons a child can benefit from care. We recommend each child is checked from age 1 and has regular check-ups every 6 months to give their bodies the best chance for growth, support and function.
Is the treatment for a child the same as for an adult?
No. When a baby is checked extremely gentle pressure (no more than pushing on an eyeball) is applied to joints until optimal movement is restored. Some babies even sleep through the whole treatment.
How do I become a patient?
Most patients come via referral from their general practitioner or specialist, though it is not mandatory. Appointments can be made via telephone on 02 9948 2826, and our receptionists will guide you through the process. If you phone outside of consultation hours (see clinic hours of operation), then please leave a message with your name and telephone number and our staff will contact you as soon as they return.
How does chiropractic improve sports performance?
Chiropractic adjustments help ensure optimal nerve supply to a muscle for movement, strength and faster recovery. To get the best out of your body it requires the best training, nutrition, mental preparation and movement. Sports training can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker and joints move less. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. When muscles and joints can move without restriction in a full range of motion, power, speed and agility is maximised.
Please call your Chiropractor at AHS Seaforth on 9948 2826 or visit our clinic at 545 Sydney Rd in Seaforth servicing the surrounding suburbs of Allambie, Balgowlah, Fairlight and Manly on the Northern Beaches.