Glen Iris Chiro

General Chiropractic

General Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a natural and holistic health care approach that involves the assessment & treatment of the spine and the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic looks at the function of the nervous system, finding spinal/joint misalignments that chiropractors refer to as Subluxations. A misalignment of the spine causes nerve irritation that can be seen locally as pain, but also causes other discomfort like pain down the arms, legs or towards the head.

A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle force, by hand or instrument, that helps correct the joints that are misaligned. Your treatment begins by naturally relieving pain and inflammation, freeing restrictive movement through chiropractic adjustments to improve the function of the entire spine & extremities.

This is coupled with appropriate stretches and corrective exercises that can help reduce pain, increase joint mobility, increase strength and improve your health. General chiropractic looks at optimizing the function of the spine of children, adolescents, adults, elderly, pregnant & new mums.

Causes of a misalignment of the spine could include; Accidents and falls, Car accident and Sports injuries, Prolonged 'abnormal' postures (like sitting at a work desk for several hours daily) and repetitive over use of movements or positions like lifting, bending and twisting.

Some other common conditions we treat are

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain / Disc Degeneration (protrusion or bulge)
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis of the elbow / Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder pain / Frozen Shoulder
  • Rib Pain & breathing difficulties
  • Knee / Ankle pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pins & Needles sensation
  • Numbness of arms / legs
General Chiropratic

Our Chiropractors examine the patient and reviews medical history to determine what is causing the patient's pain. Chiropractic treatment is based on the principle that restricted spinal movement leads to pain and a reduced function.