Chiropractic is a health care profession that treats back pain, neck pain, sciatica, joint problems, sprains, strains, osteoarthritis, herniated discs and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. A Chiropractor does not prescribe drugs or surgery but traditionally relies on a variety of manual therapies, including spinal manipulation and mobilisation, to improve function and provide pain relief for patients. Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation.
While chiropractic adjustments of the joints are commonly associated with this profession, doctors of chiropractic are not just limited to manipulation of the spine. Many evidence-based chiropractic treatments that are part of modern chiropractic care, include but are not limited to the use of physiologic therapeutics like ultrasound, electrical nerve stimulation, cold laser, ESWT and traction, acupuncture and dry needling, and the incorporation of home exercises, nutrition and postural advice for self-management strategies.
At Spinal and Sports Care, our practitioners will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
Treatment is very much a partnership between you and your chiropractor. Before your treatment starts, your chiropractor will explain to you clearly:
- What they found in the examination.
- The treatment plan they propose and its duration.
- The benefits and any significant risks associated with your condition and proposed treatment.
- Informed consent for treatment.
- Whether co-management with other healthcare providers or your GP will be necessary.
Do I need to tell my GP?
At Spinal and Sports Care, we believe in working with your GP closely. This is because your GP holds all your medical records, and it is in your interests for them to be complete and up to date. So with your permission, our staff may often send a report to your GP, with details of your condition and the treatment you are receiving, so that they too are involved in your care. For more information for chiropractic treatments at our Parramatta, Castle Hill & Wetherill Park locations, do not hesitate to give us a call today on 9683 1110 or visit one of our clinics.