What Is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment.


Your spine has two primary roles. Firstly to hold your body up against gravity; this is posture. Proper spinal alignment is the foundation of good posture. Therefore, your posture directly affects the health of your spine and back. The second function of the spine is protection. The spine is the protective armour for the spinal cord and nerve roots.


Altered function in the musculoskeletal system, or biomechanical dysfunction, within the spinal column, can cause postural distortions and affect nerve tissue passing through the spinal column. A chiropractor helps to restore normal movement within the spine and musculoskeletal system.


Postural correction helps to create an upright spinal alignment. By restoring normal function of the spine and musculoskeletal system, chiropractic care can relieve pain or discomfort arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture and everyday wear and tear.


With Chiropractic care, there is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustments. These treatments are always safe, gentle and effective. At Duigan Chiropractic Perth, we use a number of different techniques and treatment is always catered to each individual person. Your personalized care plan will depend on your particular condition, how severe it is, how long you have had the condition, your response to treatment and how well you follow your chiropractor’s advice.


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