"What is Chiropractic?”
Chiropractic is a natural form of healthcare that deals with the relationship between the spine and nervous system. Every message to every part of the body goes via the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves).
The brain is protected by the skull. In order to allow movement and cushioning, the spinal cord and exiting spinal nerves are protected by the spinal column and small cushioning discs. This is where things can go wrong!
Any accidents, compensatory movements from injury, poor ergonomics at work or home can cause stress on the spine. In fact any stress - even emotional and chemical - can cause these bones, (vertebrae), to lock up and lose their proper movement.
When this happens pressure may be placed on these nerves and communication begins to be compromised. We call it a subluxation
Sometimes we are unaware of the problems, perhaps we feel tired or just feel unable to do the things we used to and here is the problem. When movement is lost, degeneration begins. Discs get worn-out from compromised joint movement and the aging process is hurried. Sometimes surgery is needed. One thing for sure is that a weakened spine will cause damage for life.
Chiropractors locate, analyse and correct these "subluxations" or areas of stress. At evoke, we also teach you how to maintain these improvements and avoid recurrence of them or similar problems. We empower you to be in charge of your own spinal health through providing you with an understanding of your anatomy and exercises, strengthening, posture and stretching exercises that can help you.
Evoke Chiropractor Andrew Billingham operates out of our Karaka Clinic at 71 Hingaia Rd, Karaka
- Tuesday - 7am-10am
- Wednesday - 1pm-5pm
- Thursday - 8am-11am