Orewa Chiropractic FAQ's

At Orewa Chiropractic, we treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions from head to toe. We are an integrated health care centre that combines the best examinations and treatment techniques. Our personalised treatment combinations of advanced adjusting, soft tissue techniques, rehabilitative exercises, and patient education will be the fastest, most cost-effective way to get back to optimum performance in your daily life activities.

Although every treatment may have some risk, even paracetamol or aspirin, our treatment is remarkably safe. The Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic in New Zealand advocated that chiropractors in this country are generally careful and skilled. Their finding was that there is no unusual degree of risk to patients who undertake chiropractic treatment from a registered chiropractor in New Zealand.

Most of the time, an adjustment is very comfortable, and if slight discomfort may occur, however, this should last for no more than 24h. Adjustments correct joint dysfunction, a condition in which a joint loses its proper movement. However, at Orewa Chiropractic, we use other highly effective methods in case of contraindications, or if that's your preference.

It will help if you plan on arriving 10 minutes before your appointment time to fill out and prepare your new patient paperwork. When you get into the treatment room, your chiropractor will perform a comprehensive examination and take a detailed history of your current complaint. The test may include a spinal or regional exam, orthopaedic and neurological testing, and functional screening. X-rays may be ordered, although most often, these are not necessary. Then, your chiropractor will discuss their findings and your diagnosis and, if your case is accepted, will discuss the recommended treatment.

This is a very commonly asked question. Unfortunately, there is no one simple answer to this because the amount of time needed for recovery is variable, not only for each condition but also for each patient. Generally speaking, conditions that have been present for a more extended time will logically require a somewhat longer recovery time, although there are always exceptions. Our approach is such that the immediate goals are to help you get relief from pain and disability as quickly as possible. After addressing the underlying dysfunctions that caused the pain, we will teach you strategies to manage and reduce any future episodes that may occur. Your doctor of chiropractic will explain to you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last. In this way, we attempt to help you expeditiously reduce pain and return to enjoying what you love doing.

Unfortunately, there is no one simple answer to this because the amount of time needed for recovery is variable, not only for each different condition, but also for each individual patient. Generally speaking, conditions that have been present for a longer period of time will logically require a somewhat longer recovery time, although there are always exceptions. Our approach is such that the immediate goals are to help you get relief from pain and disability as quickly as possible, while at the same time, addressing the underlying dysfunctions that caused the pain and teaching you strategies to manage and reduce any future episodes that may occur. Your doctor of chiropractic will tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last. In this way, we attempt to help you expeditiously reduce pain and return to enjoy what you love doing.

It will depend on the goals to reach. A few sessions will be required if it is just a relief of symptoms. However, with regular and periodic treatment, we may recommend you exercise to correct the cause of the underlying problem and enjoy a better quality of life. Regular exercises have been shown to prevent re-occurrences of back pain. Chiropractors at the Orewa Chiropractiemphasiseon teach patients self-care strategies to manage conditions themselves.

Besides all of the benefits of regular aerobic and strengthening exercise, your chiropractor may prescribe other activities designed to keep joints moving correctly or improve muscles' ability to stabilize the back or neck and prevent re-occurring pain. For many of these, it may be recommended that you continue long term, while others are used only temporarily while you are having pain. In other words, specific exercises will help you heal faster, and others will prevent the pain from coming back and make you feel more fit and flexible from day to day.

While spinal and other musculoskeletal disorders are less common in children than in adults, they are not rare. There is no reason why children cannot be seen at Orewa Chiropractic. If adjustment is required, we will use different techniques regarding the child's size.

Chiropractic care is the best option for getting safe, drug-free, conservative care for lower back and abdominal pain in pregnancy. Our chiropractors have done extensive research on the causes and management of pain related to pregnancy and are skilled in techniques that directly relate to the pregnant female.

No referral to visit us is required. We will assess your spine from primary disorders to more serious matters. At Orewa Chiropractic, we are ACC registered, and we can lodge any claim for you electronically. Book your appointment today.

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