There are lots of myths and misconceptions about chiropractic care, so we thought we’d share some facts.
We are trained to carefully take a history, examine, and determine if chiropractic care is the right choice for every new patient that we see. If we feel that you have a problem that could be better cared for by your GP or a Physio, for instance, we would refer you to them straight away.
If a part of your spine stops moving and gliding normally, it only takes around 30-minutes for the area of the brain that controls that movement, to “SMUDGE” or “cortical smudging”. This means that the brain realises information that the joint isn’t moving, so in an effort to conserve energy, it clamps down the muscles in that area and stiffens the joint more so that it moves even less.
The best way to restore movement isn’t just at the joint, you need to make sure the change in movement is enough to influence the brain. This is done with either the Activator Instrument and also with the adjustments (spinal manipulation) applied by a chiropractor where you might hear a “clicking” sound.