Chiropractic literally means done by hand, it’s a natural, complementary, hands-on, drug-free, surgery-free approach to health. A chiropractor’s main concern is your spine and the nervous system, our task is to evaluate the spine and ensure each individual vertebra is moving freely. A displaced or jammed vertebra can cause the spinal nerve that exits to become irritated causing pain and sometimes pins and needles, numbness and muscle spasm.
What causes the vertebra to lock up or jam up?
With the busy lives we live, rushing around, sitting in the car for hours, sitting behind a desk all day, lying on the couch, sleeping incorrectly, not getting enough sleep, falls, car accidents, lifting heavy objects, high levels of stress, and the list goes on, these are all causes for the healthy movable vertebra to lose its normal function and mobility.
Who can come for treatment?
Just about anyone. We treat babies, for breastfeeding, colic and constipation. Pregnant woman, to help minimize lower back pain ensure easier delivery by maintaining mobility in the hips. Office workers, who sit in front of a computer for extended periods causing neck and back pain due to the poor posture and decreased physical exercise. The elderly benefit a lot from the treatment by also maintaining mobility in joints that have been affected years of wear and tear. Athletes also benefit from the treatment obviously by having improved mobility that has improved performance. Treatment involves manipulation of the spine, massage, and if necessary dry needling.
When should you see a chiropractor?
Obviously, prevention is better than cure, so even if you have no pain you can benefit from a once-monthly treatment to maintain healthy joints and nerves. If you have neck pain, headaches, migraines, whiplash, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, leg pain, sciatica, pins and needles or numbness you should see a chiropractor immediately.
Dr Cherise Arrandale or Dr Naomi Booysen
Tel: 011 979 1117
Cell: 071 610 7347