Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the western world after conventional medicine and dentistry. The foundation of Chiropractic is to provide a safe and natural approach to improve the way in which your body moves and functions.
At present, there are some 60,000 Doctors of Chiropractic in the world and over 750 in the state of Queensland alone.
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
Everyday occurrences such as poor posture, slips and falls, or lack of exercise can cause the bones of your spine (vertebrae) or other joints to lose their usual motion or position. This joint misalignment can result in decreased nerve function to the areas of the body that the nerves supply.
Symptoms often include but are not limited to pain, loss of movement, tingling, numbness, headaches, and in some cases no symptoms at all. This can set off a chain reaction affecting the vertebrae, nerves, muscles, soft tissues and organs, which results in degenerative changes throughout the body.
At Sherwood Chiropractic, we utilise many modalities in order to get you well as quickly as possible. These include gentle and specific Chiropractic adjustments/mobilisations, soft-tissue release techniques, exercise prescription, and ergonomic/postural/nutritional advice.