By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
It’s National Chiropractic Care Week in Australia.
The theme of the week is “Chiropractors Answer Back” and the Chiropractors Association of Australia is aiming to get across to the public that chiropractic care is far safer than drugs or surgery for the relief of back and neck pain, headaches and other muscular-skeletal conditions.
According to an article in the Ballarat Courier, chiropractor Dr. Fiona Dean said many people didn’t realize the benefits of chiropractic care. “Many people still think of us as bone crunchers and it’s important to get across to people that we use gentle movements to adjust them,” she said. “It’s not painful, many people find they get instant relief while it might take a little longer for others.” Dr. Dean stated, “Chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages.”
It was also reported that demand for chiropractic care within the last five years has increased three fold with nearly 200,000 Australians visiting chiropractors each week.
What is Chiropractic? (from the Chiropractors Association of Australia website)
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.
The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissue and organs throughout the body.
Chiropractic doctors call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Vertebral, meaning the bones of the spine.
Subluxation, meaning the less than a total dislocation, and Complex, meaning consisting of more than one part.
Chiropractic is the science of locating offending spinal structures, the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system, and a philosophy of natural health care based on your inborn potential to be healthy.
Ballarat Courier, Australia: Chiropractors speak out about profession
For more information about chiropractic in Australia visit: www.chiropractors.asn.au
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