General Health Issues

General health and well-being is more than the absence of pain and prevention of health problems. Rather, it is about being able to enjoy life to its fullest and performing at your highest level emotionally, physically, and socially.

Your nervous system controls every aspect of your body. Therefore, to truly reach your optimum health and well-being you must have a properly functioning nervous system.

Chiropractic care aims to restore and maintain your health by removing nerve pressure that can be caused by poor spinal function – Vertebral Subluxations. Chiropractic care can also be of benefit with the following :

    • Poor Posture and Postural re-alignment
    • Wellness Care
    • General pain, Stiffness and Tension
    • Scoliosis
    • Disc Injuries


The birth process can cause tension on your baby’s spine. Many parents are amazed at how such gentle and non-invasive care can make such a positive impact on the health of their child. Chiropractic care of infants and children is different to adults. Adjustments are remarkably gentle and safe, and can even be performed with Mum or Dad holding their child! Chiropractors can assist with the following:
  • Toe in or toe out of your child
  • Assess for hip dysplasias or hip issues
  • Assess for head deformities
  • Measure child’s height, weight and head circumference
  • Assess for childhood scoliosis and posture
Neck pain is a common condition that is caused by stress to the soft tissues, bones or joints of the cervical spine. The neck is extremely flexible and allows for a large degree of movement.  Due to this flexibility, and the relatively large weight of the head it also supports, the neck is prone to frequent injury. The most common causes of neck pain result from poor posture (including the use of poor quality pillows), accidents such as whiplash, sporting injuries and arthritis. Chiropractors can assist with the following:
  • Torticollis or Wry Neck
  • Chronic Pain and Stiffness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Numbness and Tingling of the Hands
Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think it is a normal part of life. However, a headache is a sign that something is wrong. Headaches may be the result of nerve irritation in the upper neck caused by poorly functioning spinal joints – Vertebral Subluxation. Since the nerves of the upper neck supply areas of the scalp and face, irritation may result in headaches such as:
  • Migraine
  • Tension Headaches
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Sub-Occipital Headaches
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
Shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain are common ailments in athletes as well as office workers. Repetitive strain, usually caused by poor posture and/or overuse, place significant tension on all of these joints. Since the nerves that supply the arm originate from the neck and upper back, problems in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist can also be the result of spinal conditions such as Vertebral Subluxation. Chiropractors can assist with the following:
  • Chronic Pain and Stiffness
  • Shoulder Muscle Spasm and Tension
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Most causes of back pain are the result of irritation or poor function of the bones, joints, ligaments or muscles in your back. Such irritation can be the result of Vertebral Subluxation a common condition that occurs when the spinal bones (vertebrae) compress or irritate the delicate nerve structures of your lower back. Chiropractic care is extremely effective in the management of lower back pain and related conditions such as:
  • Chronic Pain and Stiffness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc Problems
  • Sciatica and Referred Leg Pain
  • Core Stabilisation Programs
Lower limb pain can be caused by local problems relating to the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. However, it can also be the result of irritation to the nerves of the lower back. Vertebral subluxations of the lower back can disrupt the nerve signals that supply the lower limb, thereby producing pain and dysfunction. Chiropractic can assist with the following:
  • Groin Pain
  • Gluteal (buttock pain)
  • Degeneration and Stiffness
  • Restricted Movement
  • Pain about the knee cap otherwise known as patellofemoral tracking dysfunction
  • Sprains and Sporting Injuries
  • Pronation / Flat Feet (possibly causing other problems in the foot, knee, hip and lower back)
  • Heel Pain or Spurs
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arch Pain
  • Ankle Sprains