At Terrigal Chiropractic Clinic we treat the cause of your back pain not just the symptoms.

For Optimal Spinal Health and Prevention of future relapses.

 

Back Pain

Are you struggling with back pain in? Whether it is your upper, middle, or low back, it is likely that you will experience some form of back pain at in your life. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. With numbers like this it’s not surprising that back pain has grown to be the #1 cause of disability. Statistics like this should stimulate concern regarding what causes low back pain, how to prevent it, and what the best form of treatment is once it has developed.

What is the Cause of Back Pain?
The number of injuries, misalignment, and conditions that cause back pain seems endless. The back is a very complex structure that is required to absorb stress while permitting movement. Many elements of this structure such as tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones can become irritated or damaged resulting in pain. Sometimes it is severe trauma, such as a car accident, that can result in back pain. Other times it is minor repetitive stress that causes the most damage. Therefore, you may not be able to recall any particular event that caused the onset of your pain.

In addition to all of these possibilities, physical injury is not always the primary cause. Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to give symptoms of low back pain. With all of these possibilities, it is important to find a doctor that takes into account all aspects of health to reach an accurate diagnosis. Without an accurate diagnosis and treatment, even the most minor conditions can develop into serious lifelong conditions.

Disc Bulges or Herniation:

One of the most common and painful causes of back pain is a disc bulge or herniation. However, it is important to recognize that not all disc bulges or herniation result in pain. It has been found through MRI studies that as much as 37% of the American population has a disc bulge or herniation, and the vast majority of them are experiencing no pain or other related symptoms. Unfortunately, the people who are experiencing pain often describe it as severe and intense.

The type of pain that is experienced due to a disc herniation depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting pain and weakness into the legs may develop. The discomfort is often described as stabbing and lightening like. To understand how a disc herniation develops, it is best to think of the disc as a jelly donut. If the outer edges of the donut (disc) are damaged over time, most typically from wear and tear, the jelly in the middle of the disc can escape. This level of severity can be very difficult to reverse. However, chiropractic care has been shown to prevent the advancement of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.

Subluxations

Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Subluxation is a medical term used to basically describe a vertebra in our spine that is out of position. When these subluxations occur, normal movement is disrupted, and a cascade of events (including pain) can occur. Subluxations can occur anywhere in the spine, and there are almost an unlimited amount of factors that can cause them.

Causes of subluxations range from physical trauma, stress, and toxins. Just as stress can contribute to the formation of an ulcer in the gut, it can also cause physiological changes in the body that result in the vertebrae in our back moving out of position.

 

Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains

Strains and sprains can occur in anyone, but they typically occur in people who engage in tasks that their body is not accustom to. For example, a person who attempts to run a marathon during their first outing in the summer is likely to overwork these structures causing damage. Ligament sprains are typically caused by stretching the involved ligament past its limits creating tears.
Muscular strains are commonly caused by lifting too heavy of an object, as well as twisting motions. Strains and sprains of the ligaments can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains are intimately intertwined with the spine and therefore typically respond well to chiropractic care.

People who are chronically under stress have a very different physiological profile then those who are not. When our bodies are under intense stress, they release various stress hormones to adapt to the situation. Some of the adaptive mechanisms include; an elevated heart rate, an increased blood pressure, an altered immune system, decreased bone density, and decreased muscle mass. If this response is prolonged, elevated stress levels have been shown to contribute to the development of heart disease, digestive issues, depression, obesity, and back pain. All of the tension produced by the stress hormones causes a contraction of muscle tissue that produces “trigger points”. These trigger points can be extremely painful, but thankfully they are treated with a high success rate.

When health care professionals, such as chiropractors, treat the cause of back pain rather than the symptoms, the treatment of back pain becomes less complicated. All of the above stated causes of back pain have one factor in common, misalignments of the vertebrae in the spine.
As with any condition, it is recommended to take a conservative, effective, and non-invasive approach to the treatment of back pain first. If you are suffering from back pain or have any further questions, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

At Terrigal Chiropractic – Chiroflexion our unique Spinal treatment approach uses a Motorised Flexion-Distraction table. The treatment is done with you lying down on the table. As the rocking movement gently flexes your Spine pressure is applies to your back that stretches, mobilises and decompresses your Spinal joints.

Headaches & Migraines

Migraines and headaches are serious, and affect many people If you’re not sure if you have had a migraine or not, then chances are you probably have not had one. The pain can be mind numbing, and for many patients it leaves them unable to function. The traditional medical system relies on medication for this issue in most cases, but for many patients that’s not enough. It’s important to find the source of what’s causing the problem.

There are many symptoms that can occur before a headache or migraine starts. Hallucinations, depression or irritation are just some of the symptoms that patients experience. Often those with migraines will try to avoid light, have an intolerance to loud noises, experience nausea and vomiting to name a few.

Chiropractic Care for Migraines
It has been shown that chiropractic care is effective at helping people with both headaches and migraines. When the spine is aligned and pressure is removed from the nervous system, it can prevent migraine headaches from occurring. While most people know that they should visit the dentist, they often don’t understand that a chiropractor could help with this type of symptom. Dentists take care of our teeth, which are an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.

For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines. Chiropractors know and understand the nervous systems master role in the body. If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can result in many problems, but it can also result in headaches.

So How are Headaches Treated
The kind of treatment for headaches you need will depend on what is causing the problem. Our chiropractor will work diligently to find the source of your headaches. Each year millions of dollars are spent treating headaches with aspirin and other drugs. While this may help in some cases, it is often not treating the cause of the problem. Chiropractors are able to work at the source of the problem, which can help you prevent the need for headache medications.

Don’t suffer with headaches and migraines. At Chiroflexion we will help you understand the cause of your condition, and the treatment necessary to fix it. Feel free to call and ask any questions that you may have.

At Terrigal Chiropractic – Chiroflexion our unique Spinal treatment approach uses a Motorised Flexion-Distraction table. The treatment is done with you lying down on the table. As the rocking movement gently flexes your Spine pressure is applies to your back that stretches, mobilises and decompresses your Spinal joints.

Neck Pain

You are not alone if you’re dealing with neck pain. Millions of people suffer with neck pain, never getting the care they need. For over one hundred years chiropractors have been helping people with this condition. Chiropractors are specifically trained to help this problem, and they have very high success rates.

Chiropractic Care is very effective for Neck Pain
It is close to impossible to help a patient with neck pain if you’re not sure of the location of the problem. At Chiroflexion we use of a variety of diagnostic tools to zero in on the source of the pain. This is the reason for the outstanding patient results that we see.

The spine is one of the most complex areas of your body, with almost every systemic nerve running through it. Muscles connected to a region of the spine that is misaligned can spasm and tighten. This tightening is believed to be a defence mechanism of the body to protect the spine and spinal cord. Bad posture and repetitive motions with a bad posture are the most common cause of misalignments that happen in the spine.

Many people let spinal problems go uncorrected. They hope that if they wait long enough their pain will just go away. In a lot of cases it probably will go away, but the misalignment that caused the problem is still there. Over time that area can become aggravated, and the pain will return. Over time without correction the problem can become much more serious. Some patients get to the point where surgery may be the only option.

Common vs. Normal
If you have neck pain, then please don’t fall into the common vs. normal trap. The trap insinuates that because so many people have neck pain it must be normal. Neck pain is very common, but it is certainly not normal. This type of reasoning is why we see so many people with problems that can no longer be corrected. You don’t have to become a statistic of neck pain. Take control of the problem before it’s too late.

On your first visit we will begin with a health history. We aim to understand your condition before we can properly help you. Our hope is that your recovery will be speedy and quick.

Don’t let yourself struggle with neck pain. We are here to help you! Call if you have any questions. Today is the day to begin chiropractic care!

At Terrigal Chiropractic – Chiroflexion our unique Spinal treatment approach uses a Motorised Flexion-Distraction table. The treatment is done with you lying down on the table. As the rocking movement gently flexes your Spine pressure is applies to your back that stretches, mobilises and decompresses your Spinal joints.

Whiplash Injuries

Have you ever experienced a whiplash injury? Most car accidents are rear end collisions. Each of which vary in severity. Many of our patients that are involved in rear-end collisions don’t even realize they have received injuries until weeks or months post-impact. Their medical doctors do not always acknowledge injuries that occur at lower speeds, but research today says differently. If you have been injured in an accident, this article will help you understand the options that you have.

To have success with a whiplash injury it’s important to work with a provider that understands the problem. We have experience with these types of injuries, so if you have recently been injured it’s important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start care the less chance you have of developing long term problems.

When Should Care Start for a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash injuries are a serious matter. The results can be devastating if an injury of this calibre is left untreated. What’s unfortunate is that most people don’t even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated into a much greater condition.

Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. In the instance where your headrest is positioned too low it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from behind. A 5 mph impact can result in your head whipping back at a much higher rate of speed causing greater injury.

Statistically significant improvement was noted for 93% of the 28 patients studied in the Woodward study while under chiropractic care. In the research study chiropractic care consisted of spinal manipulation, PNF (stretching), and cryotherapy.

At Chiroflexion we are experienced at helping individuals suffering from symptoms of a whiplash injury. Call today to see if chiropractic care can help you.

At Terrigal Chiropractic – Chiroflexion our unique Spinal treatment approach uses a Motorised Flexion-Distraction table. The treatment is done with you lying down on the table. As the rocking movement gently flexes your Spine pressure is applies to your back that stretches, mobilises and decompresses your Spinal joints.

Sciatica (leg pain)

The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. This area of the spine is very complicated, and it can be difficult to locate the problem. We will be able to work with you to zero in on the source. From there they will need to work with you to improve the position of the spine and discs.

Some patients say that all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper, and they were hit with extreme pain. They don’t understand how an easy task caused them so much pain? The reality is that their condition was probably developing over years of time, that piece of paper just happened to be the last straw. Most spinal problems don’t happen overnight, they build up over years of time.

Where Does Sciatica Start?
The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. This area of the spine is very complicated, and it can be difficult to locate the problem. We will be able to work with you to zero in on the source. From there they will need to work with you to improve the position of the spine and discs.

Some patients say that all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper, and they were hit with extreme pain. They don’t understand how an easy task caused them so much pain? The reality is that their condition was probably developing over years of time, that piece of paper just happened to be the last straw. Most spinal problems don’t happen overnight, they build up over years of time.

How Long does it Take to Correct Sciatica?
Treatment length can vary significantly from patient to patient. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it.

In the US the amount of people that end up with back surgery is staggering, and the low success rate is disappointing. It’s estimated that back surgery is only about 15% effective within a five year period of time. That’s simply not good enough for you.

If you are serious about turning this problem around, and avoiding surgery, call us at today. We are here to answer any questions you have, and we look forward to meeting you soon.

At Terrigal Chiropractic – Chiroflexion our unique Spinal treatment approach uses a Motorised Flexion-Distraction table. The treatment is done with you lying down on the table. As the rocking movement gently flexes your Spine pressure is applies to your back that stretches, mobilises and decompresses your Spinal joints.

Wellness Care

Are you a Wellness Minded person seeking Quality of life? Is the process of aging hindering you reaching and living your FULL potential? Are you looking for a Wellness Care clinic that focuses on the maintenance of your spinal health and prevention of future relapses?

There are a growing number of people that are starting to visit doctors while they feel like they are completely healthy. This decision is starting to become more appealing because more and more people want to be and feel their best.

The “First” Sign
Have you ever called into work or called a child off of school due to nausea or a fever? Most of us have learned to associate having an illness with apparent symptoms. Research is starting to show us that many of the illnesses society suffers from are directly related to decisions we are making in our lives. These decisions may affect our bodies and produce problems that do not have, what we consider to be, apparent symptoms.

The Body Reacts
Our body does not just react to unhealthy choices, but it also reacts to healthy choices. If a person eats something that has not been cooked properly, then that person will most likely find themselves getting physically ill. Getting ill and vomiting is not something that we like to experience, but we know that it is the body’s way of helping us stay healthy. The body having such a response is healthy and is proof of the body functioning properly. Health can be defined as the body functioning properly in a state of optimal Balance, rather than just feeling good!

Master Control Centre
Everything that occurs in our body throughout the day would not be possible without our nervous system. In fact “The Nervous System Controls and Coordinates all Organ Systems and Structures of the Body .Vertebral Misalignments (Subluxations) cause Nerve Interference and Chemical Imbalance. This may lead to Cellular Degeneration, Excessive Aging and Disease”                       

The Correction and Maintenance of the Structural and Mechanical Integrity of your SPINE is the Key to a Sound Nervous System, Freedom of Movement and the Full Expression of Life.
We are dedicated to help protect the integrity of your nervous systems. By protecting the nervous system, you are more likely to have uninterrupted nerve supply. Call us today so we can help you detect problems before they develop into a more serious issue as well as help you on your way to wellness.


At Terrigal Chiropractic – Chiroflexion our unique Spinal treatment approach uses a Motorised Flexion-Distraction table. The treatment is done with you lying down on the table. As the rocking movement gently flexes your Spine pressure is applies to your back that stretches, mobilises and decompresses your Spinal joints.

Common Symptoms Treated

BACK PAIN

BACK PAIN

NECK PAIN

NECK PAIN

MIGRAINES

MIGRAINES & HEADACHES

SCIATICA (LEG PAIN)

SCIATICA (LEG PAIN)

WHIP LASH INJURIES

WHIP LASH INJURIES

WELLNESS CARE

WELLNESS CARE

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 Chiroflexion Terrigal
1/12 Campbell Crescent | Terrigal 2260


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1/12 Campbell Crescent | Terrigal 2260