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What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, muscles and joints. Chiropractors are best known for spine care. They have advanced knowledge and training in the diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain conditions. Including neck conditions related to headaches, slipped discs, pinched nerves, spinal joint problems, sciatica and intervertebral disc herniation, and muscle conditions of the back. When it comes to neck or back pain, chiropractors should be your first and initial point of contact.

Chiropractors have a focus on treatments of the spine. When surgery is needed your chiropractor will give you a referral to the right medical professional who will best suit your needs and recovery.

Over the last 100 years, the chiropractic profession has evolved. Chiropractors now have advanced knowledge and skill set to treat complex injuries and conditions across all the muscles and joints of the body, as well as the spine, which they are most commonly known for. These conditions include complex rotator cuff injury, muscle tears, joint sprains and rehabilitation.

The most important thing to remember about chiropractors is that chiropractic is a profession, not a treatment. Chiropractors do much more than just ‘crack you’. Spinal joint manipulation is just one very small aspect of what a chiropractor does.

During many chiropractic appointments, your chiropractor may never have to crack you. A common example is when your chiropractor is treating a muscle problem such as a calf tear. In this situation, cracking joints would generally not help and your chiropractor would use more appropriate treatments such as muscle treatments, dry needling, electrophysical agents, heat, ice and rehabilitation exercises.

At Balmain Chiropractic Centre, our chiropractors treat with an evidence-based approach informed by the latest research. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre our chiropractors are passionate about helping you recover from injuries to your neck, back, muscles and joints. We do so in a friendly environment with a genuine approach to patient care.


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Phone (02) 80655896