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About Chiropractic – Chiropractic Adjustments

Quick links for Adjustment Techniques:
Diversified, Applied Kinesiology, Activator® Methods, Sacro Occipital, Motion Palpation, Neuro Emotional, Thompson Terminal Point.

East Bentleigh Health Group use a number of highly effective adjustment approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The specific approach used for any particular patient is based on our judgment and years of experience.

Chiropractic adjustments are the most essential part of your care.
Spinal joints that are not moving correctly can irritate and compress nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these subluxation joints thereby reducing nervous system interference and disruption to allow health the best opportunity to return.

Many Techniques
Sometimes a specific, highly accurate thrust is used or an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Sometimes a slow, constant pressure is used.
Several areas may be adjusted, or just one.

Think of an adjustment as ‘tuning’ a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone

Think of an adjustment as ‘tuning’ a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone

Frequently Asked Questions:

? Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are ‘remarkably safe’. Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care may be unsuited.

? Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No. Only the spinal joints that are ‘locked up’ receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much are passed over so weakened muscles ligaments and tendons can stabilise and heal.

? How many adjustments will I need?

The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits become less often as the spine stabilises. In complex cases, complete healing can take months or even years.

? Why would a newborn get adjusted?

Even today’s ‘natural’ childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal irritation and distress. Adjustments are very gentle and only require the pressure that you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

? Can I adjust myself?

No. Some people can make their joints ‘pop’ but that is not an adjustment. More often than not, ‘popping’ your own joints leads to further weakness and excessive movement in the local area resulting in more problems. Adjustments are specific and take years to master.

? What does an adjustment feel like?

Most patients report a sense of wellbeing or a feeling of calmness. If they didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care.

? Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?

Yes. When developing care plans, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. With osteoporotic patients chiropractors alter the depth and pressure of adjustments and/or use other modalities such as Activator Methods® and Thompson Terminal Point Technique. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.

? Isn’t some back pain normal?

Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since humans can adapt to pain, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, it may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

? Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?

Yes. We may avoid surgically modified areas of your spine as required, however, surgery may produce other compensation reactions either side of the involved level.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 |