Chiropractic is a system of health aimed at treating a number of conditions while focusing on improving the health of the patient in a holistic manner. Chiropractic focuses on the integration of the patient’s nervous system. The nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls the function of every other system in the body including the heart and lungs, digestion and nervous system. Chiropractic focuses on removing interference to and balancing the patient’s nervous system, thereby allowing the body’s innate healing mechanisms to function correctly.
While chiropractors are best known for their treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain, headaches, migraines and sciatica, chiropractic can offer benefits for many other conditions as well.
Many people come to chiropractors for acute symptom based care, when they are in pain. However many people find that the benefits of chiropractic care extend beyond just the removal of pain to include preventative and wellness care. Wellness care is focused on maintaining and optimising your health, not just to ensure a long life, but to make sure that your life is all that it can be for all your years!
Chiropractors have traditionally used spinal adjustments to restore normal function to the spine, however many other therapies such as soft tissue treatments (including massage) and nutrition are also used. Rehabilitation exercises are often used including vestibular and brain based routines. The practitioners at Optimal Life will discuss the treatment options that are appropriate in your case after your initial consultation.