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What To Expect?

What to expect as a new patient / What to expect on your first visit to the Attadale Chiropractic Clinic.

You will be welcomed into our award winning building that won both state and national awards. There is a large car park, a hospitality bar, a children’s play area and spacious ambient waiting room.

The consequences of lifelong spinal abuse and neglect become apparent in seniors. Long neglected spinal mechanical and structural faults lead to unnecessary premature degeneration and chronic symptoms in adults.

By neglect, I mean that patients experience increasing subluxation related symptoms; aches and pains announcing something is wrong. Medical patients suppress those symptoms with drugs rather than having a chiropractor locate and reduce their causes.

I have been a guest speaker at numerous service clubs to alert people to: “Listen to what your body is telling you!” Spinal care should be a lifelong affair.

Off Street Parking

Off Street Parking

Consultation

Chiropractic’s main claim to fame is its success with back-neck pain and headaches leaving a public impression that is the extent of its role. New patients complete a health care questionnaire based on disruption to the nervous system.

We will discuss the array of symptoms that reflect the wide body influences of your spine related nervous system.

What was the original cause of your disorder and when did that happen? Replies often reveal how decades ago, an accident or injury permanently changed ideal spinal alignment and function, leading to today’s degenerative joint disease (DJD), and its symptoms. A few adjustments will not restore their youth, but may silence their symptoms.

Degenerative joint disease can be left to continue. Or, ongoing chiropractic care can be used in an attempt to improve alignment and function. As a chiropractor, it makes sense to me to include lifetime chiropractic care as an integral part of an overall health care plan.

Spinal Disc Degeneration

Spinal Disc Degeneration


The consequences of lifelong spinal abuse and neglect become apparent in seniors. Long neglected spinal mechanical and structural faults lead to unnecessary premature degeneration and chronic symptoms in adults.

By neglect I mean that patients experience increasing subluxation related symptoms; aches and pains announcing something is wrong. Patients mask those symptoms with drugs rather than having a chiropractor locate and reduce their causes.

I have been a guest speaker at numerous service clubs to alert people to: “Listen to what your body is telling you!” Spinal care should be a lifelong affair.

Examination

The spine is composed of motion unites, vertebrae and discs. They unite to form a flexible protective conduit housing your spinal cord and the nerves emitting from it. The focus of the examination is to define functional faults which may give rise to an amazing array of symptoms.
Many/most people have injuries that create a loss of spinal structural and mechanical integrity. The chiropractor may refer you to a local imaging center for a spinal x-ray. Medicare usually rebates the costs. If for some reason, e.g. foreign tourist, they are not always rebateable the charges may need to be paid by the patient.

Am I a candidate for Chiropractic care?

May I take the liberty of using my own experience as a young man who was a medical patient?

After a car accident, in spite of our very well regarded family GP treating my debilitating symptoms for months, the symptoms did not subside.

A relative recommended that I try chiropractic, which I knew little about. I wondered: Am I a candidate for chiropractic care?

The chiropractor’s approach was very different. He explained that he would not be treating my symptoms as my GP had done.

Instead, he would investigate if disruption to the communication between my brain and my spine related nervous system was causing my symptoms. If that was so, possibly he could correct that cause.

Cerebro-Spinal Nervous System

Cerebro-Spinal Nervous System


The GP had not checked to see if I had lost my full ranges of neck motion or if I had fixated vertebral joints in my neck. The chiropractor showed me that I had both. His x-rays displayed a loss of normal alignment.

He suggested that those vertebral subluxations may be creating my symptoms. By correcting them, he predicted that my symptoms would go. In a short time getting rid of the cause of my symptoms resolved my problem.

My original chiropractor and those I have met during my career share the obvious truth that chiropractic is not a cure all. We know that it has the potential to remedy the cause of a very wide array of spine related symptoms.

So going back to the question, am I a candidate for chiropractic care? If you want to investigate if subluxations are causing your symptoms and is it possible to correct that cause, chiropractic may be for you.

Australia’s 1977 Web Report noted a majority of chiropractic patients had previous medical treatment and failed to get a satisfactory outcome. Later they consulted a chiropractor about the same symptoms and most shared such a satisfactory outcome from chiropractic care that they would not hesitate to recommend ailing relatives and friends.

During my last 50+ years, virtually all of my tens of thousands of patients share a history of medical treatment that focused on their symptoms. Later they wanted to know: 1) Can chiropractic reduce or eliminate the cause of my symptoms? 2) Am I a candidate for chiropractic care?


The subsequent examination aids in answering: Do I have a spine related symptom?

How one views the body dictates how one interprets subluxation related symptoms. My GP’s focus was entirely on my symptoms, not their cause.

As a chiropractor, I view the body as governed by a controlling inborn intelligence which uses symptoms to announce malfunction. These symptoms will usually go after I locate and adjust the subluxation that is causing that malfunction.

My physical examination defines fixations which may confirm the account given by the patient about how the joint/s incurred excessive loading.

Over decades and internationally, millions have shared the similar sequence of medical treatment in which drugs and/or surgery failed to diminish their subluxation related symptoms.

Autonomic Nervous system

Autonomic Nervous system


Seen as a global pharmacy based market, locking millions of patients into ongoing wrong treatment for subluxation related symptoms has greatly profited medicine.

Conversely, if instead, ethical medical practitioners were educated to discover subluxation related disorders and to refer them to a chiropractor for resolution, doing the right thing could have cost global Medicine billions of dollars in lost ongoing revenue.

Millions of failed medical patients have gone on to have their subluxations located and adjusted with good outcomes. This is a big statement: My validation changed my foundational beliefs and what flows from them.

Spinal motion units that are degenerated, or have been severely traumatised may never regain their former ability to bear stress. If and when that patient exceeds that motion unit’s lowered stress bearing tolerance, she/he may find that component is vulnerable to recurrent subluxations and their attending symptoms.

We all share a lifelong, personal responsibility to be aware of our own physical vulnerability and to avoid exposing that vulnerability, to chemical, physical and emotional self-abuse.

Ignoring that responsibility gives rise to many/most life style disorders. For many, lifelong health was once an attainable goal until they voluntarily exceeded their own emotional, physical and/or chemical stress bearing tolerance to a degree that eventually caused permanent harm or death.

According to the accounts by thousands of patients of how they acquired subluxations a high proportion rose from ignoring, or unnecessarily risking, their own physical vulnerability.

In the first instance, avoid acquiring subluxations. For those who have chronic recurrent subluxations; minimise them by using regular maintenance care.

Not knowing what to expect can often make any of us a little apprehensive and nervous. Hence it is a priority to welcome you to our friendly environment. We hope that you will be made to feel totally at ease. Our experienced staff try to do what it takes to ensure that your visit with us is a pleasant one and will if they can, answer any of your questions.

If you need reading glasses, use an appointment book or have spinal x-rays please bring these with you. Please arrive ten minutes prior to your appointed time to fill in our entrance form.