Does the treatment hurt?
Some of the treatments may cause some mild pain however, this pain is usually short lived and well worth the discomfort. The experienced chiropractor will discuss this issue during your consultation.
Will I need an X-ray?
Only about one in every five or six patients will be advised to have an x-ray. Some patients will be referred out for other imaging such as MRI or a soft tissue (muscle) ultrasound when necessary.
How many treatments will I need?
This differs with your current problem. It may be as little as two visits or up to ten. On occasions patients with ongoing problems may require more treatment. This can be discussed with the experienced chiropractor.
Can chiropractic cure conditions of the organs or increase my immunity?
In short the answer is no. There is no good evidence of chiropractic being able to achieve this.
Can chiropractic cure childhood illnesses such as ear infection, bed wetting, asthma or autism?
Chiropractic can relieve some muscle tension associated with asthma.
Can chiropractic cure infant colic?
Currently the research available is conflicting which does not allow us to offer a valued opinion.
Should I immunise my children?
Yes, immunisation is a cornerstone of public health. Do this in conjunction with your GP. Further, discuss your own immunisation status with your GP.
Will my infant receive manipulation at Perth Chiro Centre?
Musculo-skeletal conditions in infants are uncommon as babies are delivered with mostly pristine spines. Chiropractors in Australia are not allowed to treat children under the age of 2 years old according to APRAH guidelines.
Will I be told I have subluxations (bone out of place)?
No, unless you actually have a vertebra (bone in the spine) that has actually shifted and is visible on an x-ray or other imaging. This phenomenon does occur and is usually associated with a defect in the vertebra that allows it to shift a little off its base. These defects are often congenital and are there from infancy. On other occasions subluxation can occur when there is significant degeneration (wear and tear) between the vertebrae and this sometimes allows one vertebra to shift on the other. Regardless, these subluxations are not usually a serious threat to health. Some chiropractors use the word more freely to represent spinal malfunction that has a plethora of definitions. This definition of subluxation lacks scientific evidence. At Perth Chiro Centre we do not use the word subluxation in that sense. The broad use of the term subluxation has historically contributed to a breakdown in communication between chiropractors and other medical and allied health professions.
Will a chiropractic “technique system” be used on me during my consultation?
Perth Chiro Centre does not use any of the named chiropractic technique systems or therapies such as Applied Kinesiology, Functional Neurology or Gonstead analysis, and they are not used in the Clinic. You will be evaluated by having your medical history taken, then examined using standard physical examination procedures, including orthopaedic and neurological testing. For treatment options click here.
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