Why Put Up With Pain?

Do you have the same nagging injury that never seems to go away? Are you suffering needlessly with pain? Are you fed up with taking painkillers? Do you want to find out what is causing your pain? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then the Applecross Chiropractic Centre may be the solution for you.

Typically, the chiropractic patient enters the office with some kind of pain. Back pain, neck pain, hip pain, leg pain, arm pain, shoulder pain, etc. have one thing in common They are all symptoms. Symptoms tell you that something in your body has gone wrong and this serves as a warning to alert you to a deeper problem.

Chiropractic is a health care discipline which looks beyond the symptoms to find the cause of your pain. It emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery, allowing the body to heal naturally. The quality of healing depends on the effectiveness of locating and addressing the cause.

The Applecross Chiropractic Centre is a family oriented chiropractic practice based in Applecross, Western Australia. Our widely respected chiropractors Dr Michael French and Dr Jerome Ng are able to diagnose and treat neuromuscular skeletal disorders, including back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, whiplash, car accident, work injuries, sports injuries; in fact almost any joint problems.

The Centre utilizes the most advanced chiropractic medicine available today. The chiropractic techniques used are non-surgical and non-invasive procedures. If you are suffering from a bulging or herniated disc, spinal decompression, herniated disc, spinal stenosis or sciatica, the interventional pain management and long-term chiropractic health care can help alleviate those problems.

Applecross Chiropractic Centre specializes in providing gentle, safe and effective Chiropractic care to people of all ages. Our chiropractors help newborns, infants, teenagers, adults and seniors live optimal lives.

So if you hurt, call us today on (08) 9316-2833

The Applecross Chiropractic Centre

Good chiropractic mattressA wooden board placed under a sagging mattress may be a useful temporary measure but the message really is – now is the time to replace your mattress. In any event, a sagging mattress means that your sleeping posture is all wrong and you are placing unnecessary strain on your muscles and potentially misaligning your spine. You will eventually experience lower back pain along with neck and shoulder pains.

You only get one spine and there are no replacements so it is worth taking care of it. The choice of a new mattress should include the provision of good back support in addition to the comfort factor. This choice is not simple so we have put together the following list of tips to assist you in your choice.

Read the rest of this entry

Spinal column

The human backbone (spine) normally consists of 24 blocks of bone (vertebrae) stacked in a column with flexible pads in between (discs). There are no discs between the top two neck vertebrae. There are normally five more fused to form the base of the spine (sacrum) and four fused to form the tailbone (coccyx).

When viewed from front to back, the spine should appear straight and when viewed from the side, the neck should have a forward curve (lordosis), the middle of the back should have a backward curve (kyphosis) and the lower back should have a forward curve similar to the neck (lordosis).

Chiropractor Dr Michael French of the Applecross Chiropractic Centre says when we are born our spines have a “C” shaped foetal/primary curve and the three distinct adult/secondary curves develop as a result of gravitational forces from our upright and walking posture as we grow and mature.

Read the rest of this entry

Chiropractic questions What do chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are the spinal health experts. Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition and other details affecting your current health.

After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functioning problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit.

Read the rest of this entry

Chiropractic attention can aid healthy livingPoor posture affects up to 90 per cent of people according to the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia (CAA). In severe cases, long term bad posture can lead to scoliosis, a condition that results in the spine twisting from left to right, instead of running in a straight line from top to bottom. Depending on the severity, scoliosis of the spine can have a detrimental impact on vital organs, such as your heart, liver and kidneys.

The Which Posture Are You? website is an initiative of the CAA and features information and tools to help people assess their postural health and find out how to improve posture and well being. Four main postural types are identified.

 

Read the rest of this entry

Welcome to the world of Chiropractic in Applecross.

Chiropractic is a greatly misunderstood healing art and science. The misunderstandings are usually the product of misinformation. So, lets set the record straight.

Myth #1 Chiropractic adjustment are dangerous. This could not be further from the truth. Receiving chiropractic adjustments are statistically safer than taking an aspirin.

Myth #2 Chiropractic adjustments are painful. Most patients, after their first adjustment, say something like, “Is that it?” Surprised and happy that it does not hurt and in fact the treatment feels good.

Read the rest of this entry

 

Set aside a special time each day for complete mental and physical relaxation. This is important in the restoration – as well as maintenance – of normal health.

When sitting, choose a chair that has adequate firmness to hold your weight comfortably, and then sit straight. Avoid too soft, overstuffed chairs. Recliner chairs are acceptable if they are constructed so that when you are reclining your back is in a normal, straight position.

Cross your legs only at the ankles, not at the knees. Crossing your legs at the knees could aggravate an existing back condition as well as interfere with the circulation to the lower limbs.

Read the rest of this entry