7 Reasons to be Optimistic About Health

By Doctor Paul Calladine (Chiro) Drummoyne

Chiropractic helps in many ways: here are our top 7 reasons to be optimistic about your health with chiropractic

1) Chiropractic is a primary form of health care

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According to the Chiropractors' Association of Australia, each week over 200,000 Australian's visit their local Doctor of Chiropractic (1). Many of these visits address musculoskeletal issues including back pain, headaches and poor posture.

2) Chiropractic helps back pain

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Chiropractic commonly helps in many cases of back pain. In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs (2). Back pain is one of the top 20 burden-imposing diseases and is a leading contributor to work-related problems, with over 80% of the community expected to suffer from back pain at some point during their life (3).

3) Find relief from headaches and migraines

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Many people are now turning to chiropractic care for a natural, drug free treatment option for their headache and migraine pain.  A recent study (4), conducted at Macquarie University, reported participants showing a 71% reduction in migraine pain following a period of chiropractic care with 22% of participants reporting more than a 90% reduction of migraines after 2 months of treatment. Additionally, the frequency, duration, severity and amount of medication all decreased markedly.

4) Address nerve pain

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Chiropractic has been shown to help in cases of sciatica and nerve pain. Sciatica is often described as pain that originates in the low back or hips, sometimes extending down into the legs. The pain can range in intensity from a dull ache to immobilising and severe episodes. If you think you may be suffering from sciatica, please consult the team at Lyons Road Family Chiro today for a chiropractic check up.

5) Correct flat feet

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Flat feet may contribute to back, hip and knee pain. Many people have lost part of their arch support system and this can manifest as a variety of postural and health issues. We offer postural check ups and digital foot scans to determine if chiropractic and/or orthotic devices may help.

6) Chiropractic boost sports performance

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If you want to maximise your sporting performance, your body needs to function at close to optimal levels. Both form and function influence performance: chiropractic can help improve your posture and in so doing, ensure your body functions in a way that optimises performance and ability.

7) Pregnancy and lower back pain

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Take Action Today!

To book a chiropractic consultation at Lyons Road Family Chiro and to learn more about optimal health, please phone (02) 9819 6182 or email us today.

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About Dr Paul Calladine B.Sc.(Biol.), B.Sc.(Anat.), M.Chiro. (Gonstead Diplomate) and Lyons Road Family Chiropractic.

Lyons Road Family Chiro and Dr Paul (Chiro) have been serving the health care needs of Sydney's Inner West and Drummoyne communities for over 23 years. Paul is originally from Canada and has obtained high levels of tertiary qualifications from both Canada and Australia. Paul is a wealth of information on all things natural, on fitness, long term health, nutrition and of course, chiropractic.

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References:

  1. Chiropractors' Association of Australia
  2. Dabbs V and Lauretti WJ 1995. A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530-536.
  3. Briggs A.M and Buchbinder R 2009. Back pain: A National Health Priority Area in Australia? Med J Aust, 190 (9) 499-502.
  4. Tuchin P.J, Pollard H, and Bonello R 2000. A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Feb;23(2):91-5.

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