Yes, Chiropractic is for individuals of all ages and also for families. And, it is safe.
Yes you can. Chiropractic has proven for many years that may help also with you performance at work, with your favourite sport, with your recreational activities, with your stress, etc. Chiropractic may also help you with your health and well-being.
You will be asked to fill a Health History form which you need to fill it with your personal details, your past and present Health history. Afterwards, a Chiropractor will discuss with you the reason for your visit and what is your chief health concern. A full physical and Chiropractic examination will be performed as part of the initial visit. This examination will help to obtain a proper Chiropractic Clinical Impression and to determine if Chiropractic care could be beneficial for you.
A Report of Findings and the program care may be discussed with you on this initial visit or in the next visit.
Full Spine and/or Sectionals X-rays may be also taken and/or ordered to help with the Chiropractic Clinical Impression and/or to know if there are any contraindication to adjust you or, if the Chiropractic technique should be modified according to your particular case.
The first Chiropractic adjustment may or may not be delivered during this initial visit.
No, Chiropractic does not treat disease(s). Chiropractic focus and looks for the cause of the disease(s). Chiropractic care gives the body tools to cope better with the internal and external environment. And, Chiropractic believes on the body's ability to heal itself.
According with the Principles of Chiropractic if the Central Nervous system is interfered within its functions then the result may prompt the body to be under too much and/or not enough action or stimulus. This interference may promote the body not be working at its best possible level of functionality which ultimately could lead to an injury, feel pain or get sick.
No you do not need a GP or Specialist referral; you can go directly to a Chiropractor.
Yes you can. If the complaint is related with an accident or injury then you may qualify for ACC to help cover some of your costs. A surcharge fees may apply.
There are several Chiropractic techniques that address the spine and the extremities but the focus of the Gonstead System of Chiropractic is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust is delivered to provide the most accurate adjustment possible.
The goal of Gonstead practitioner is to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.
A Registered Chiropractor is a "Primary Health Practitioner" that focuses on the relationship between your spine and nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves exiting the spine) and how that relationship may affect the body and its functions as a consequence of vertebra subluxation. By keeping your spine and central nervous system working in harmony and free of interference may also help with the restoration and preservation of the overall health and well- being.