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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a unique, holistic therapy that provides a non-invasive, drug-free and non-surgical approach to healthcare. Chiropractors are proficient at diagnosing, treating and preventing dysfunction of the musculoskeletal and nervous system.

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When should I see a chiropractor?

Biomechanical problems usually occur through excessive stress on the body through physical trauma; such as birth trauma, childhood falls, sports injuries, repetitive motions, and bad postural habits. Mental stress, lack of exercise and inadequate nutrition can also affect spinal and nervous system health.

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Do chiropractors treat conditions other than the spine?

Chiropractors do not just treat spinal conditions; patients are treated on a holistic level. Doctors of chiropractic can assess any joints are also qualified to provide advice to patients regarding exercise, nutrition, posture and lifestyle in order to manage symptoms and prevent future problems. Chiropractic is effective at eliminating the cause, not just the symptoms of a complaint.

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What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?

Regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:

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What ages benefit from chiropractic care?

Everyone that has a spine should be assessed by a chiropractor. People of all ages; from newborns to the elderly can enjoy healthier living through chiropractic care.

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Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or drugs. In relation to the treatment of back and neck pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.

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What training and qualifications does a chiropractor receive?

Chiropractors are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in Australia. Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and regulated health professionals.

A chiropractor's education never ends. After entering practice, all CAA chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.


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