WHY PATIENTS VISIT MERMAID ROBINA FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
Back pain is a very common ailment affecting millions of people worldwide and causing a huge amount of suffering and loss of productive work times. It is the most common complaint which causes someone to visit a chiropractor. Back pain can be caused by the discs in the spine. A protruding disc is a serious condition and the pain can be severe. Jammed or displaced spinal joints are another common cause of back pain. Whatever the cause, chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function and bring tremendous relief to back pain sufferers.
The neck, whose job it is to support a much heavier head, must be finely tuned and shaped correctly. Many necks do not have the correct shape to support the head. Common causes of neck pain include poor sleeping posture, sudden movements such as shampooing the hair and motor vehicle accidents. The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to thoroughly examine the neck and use gentle adjustments to restore joint and nerve function and shape. Chiropractic is highly successful in helping neck pain sufferers.
There are many different kinds of headaches. A very common cause of headaches is a problem with the spinal joints at the black of the neck. These pain sensitive joints can lock together, pinching nerves in the neck and causing headaches. Stress, a jolt to the head, some foods & drinks can trigger headaches. Chiropractic care seeks to correct any joints in the spine which aren't working correctly. Whatever the cause, our office has a high success rate with headache sufferers.
Many people complain of being low on energy. Chiropractic can help energy problems by removing blockages in the spine which are affecting the flow of nerve energy in the body. Nerve energy flows from the brain to the spinal cord, through all the nerves of the body and back to the brain again. Any blockage to this loop of energy will affect your daily energy levels. There may be associated pain but often there is no pain. A chiropractic examination will reveal if your energy levels can be helpful through chiropractic care.
The most common cause of whiplash is motor vehicle accidents. Any sudden force to the spine, especially the neck can cause a whiplash injury. Another cause is being jolted on one of the rides at the theme parks. Symptoms of whiplash are many and varied and include neck pain, headaches, back pain, dizziness, tingling in the arms or legs and ringing in the ears. The chiropractic approach is to locate the site of injury with a thorough examination, and use specific, gentle adjustments to help correct the problem.
Recurring ear infections indicate that something is wrong with the ability of the middle ear to resist infection. The chiropractic approach is to examine the associated neck and spine to see if the nerves to the ears are being irritated or pinched in any way. This is a common problem which is often caused by birth trauma or childhood accidents and falls. There may be no neck pain at all. If your child is suffering from this problem, I strongly recommend a chiropractic check-up
Colic and reflux
Infantile colic makes life miserable for both baby and parents. A common cause of colic is birth trauma. This can occur during a natural delivery or a caesarean delivery. Undue pressure, pulling or twisting of the neck can cause displacement of a bone in the neck or spine. The nerves to the stomach and gut can be severely affected, causing colic. Even though many babies appear to grow out of colic, the underlying cause remains and may cause other childhood problems such as recurring ear infections, headaches and breathing difficulties.
Sports injuries are often accompanied by joint dysfunction and nerve irritation which may have contributed to the injury in the first place eg a pelvic misalignment could be the cause of recurring hamstring tears. Also, the injury could have caused the joint dysfunction a nerve pinching. Either way, chiropractic care is essential for recovery from sporting injuries and many professional and amateur sporting bodies use chiropractors care for their athletes.
This common problem in young children can frustrate and exhaust parents and prevent children from joining in fun activities such as sleeping over at a fiend's house. The chiropractic approach is to examine the spine for any areas of nerve interference which may be affecting the function of the bladder or kidneys. For many children, the results can occur within one month. For others, the improvement may be more gradual. Chiropractic is a very simple approach and may reveal the cause of your child's bedwetting.
Sciatica is characterised by pain, numbness, tingling or burning in the buttocks, legs or feet. It may present as any combination of the above symptoms. Sciatica often but not always accompanies low back pain. The cause is usually a pinched nerve in the low back region. Chiropractic care attempts to fix sciatica by removing the cause of the problem. It responds well to chiropractic care in the great majority of cases.
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. It affects girls more than boys and often develops during the formative years from 8 to 18. It may show as a postural problem and you will often hear the words "straighten up" be said to someone with scoliosis. Pain can be present and it may only show up after an incident at sport or work. Sometimes, scoliosis can be corrected. Early detection is essential. Chiropractic care has helped many young people with scoliosis enjoy a healthier posture and lifestyle.
Asthma - breathing difficulty Dizziness
Limb pain and/ or tingling in arms or legs (pinched nerves)
Motor vehicle accidents