Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.
Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Consider consulting a Chiropractor if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Sciatica (pain, numbness, weakness or tingling down your legs).
- Shooting arm pain.
- “Pinched nerve” pain.
- Headaches, especially those that seem to be related to pain in the neck.
- Restricted neck movement, upper back movement or low back movement.
- Spinal muscle spasms.
- Stabbing pain in your ribs when you breath in deeply.
- Pain in your legs or arms when you cough or sneeze.
- Pain in your pelvis, spine or spinal muscles while pregnant.
If you are not sure if your condition is appropriate for a Chiropractor to assess, please contact us. You can book in for an initial Chiropractic consultation by phoning us on (02) 4323 9100 or by booking online.