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Chiropractic Care

Resolving Health Challenges and Changing Lives

Dr Chacos adjusting a patient's lower backChiropractors Dr Marcus Chacos and Dr Cindy Lam, and the Provolution Health team are serving the Canberra and Queanbeyan region with focus on restoring your body’s innate healing power with natural vitalistic chiropractic care.

The nervous system governs all healing within the body. When there is interference with this all-important system, the body can’t work at its optimum levels. By removing interference to the spine and nervous system, your body can heal, regenerate and operate at its peak performance.

A Healing Art Dating Back to Ancient Times

The history of chiropractic dates as far back as ancient China, Egypt and Greece. Ancient records show that practitioners performed techniques on the spine, giving pain relief. However, it wasn’t until 1895 that a man called David Palmer began making these techniques more widely known.

Palmer made a simple adjustment to the spine of a deaf man, Harvey Lillard, and it restored his hearing. Thinking he had found a cure for deafness, Palmer continued adjusting deaf people. Although he didn’t reproduce the same results as he had with Harvey Lillard, DD Palmer did notice that his patients were experiencing less pain, fatigue, headaches and other symptoms they had reported before treatment.

This ancient technique was named chiropractic, translated from the Greek meaning “done by hand.” The single basic premise of chiropractic is that all living things have an inborn or innate healing ability that works constantly to maintain our health, or heal us when we’re injured or diseased, and that adjusting the spine removes interference from this innate healing potential,
facilitating health and wellbeing within the patient.

How Chiropractic Works

Dr Marcus Chacos, Dr Cindy Lam and the team at Provolution Health seek to remove interference to the function of your spine, peripheral joints, restoring normal movement and communication of the nervous system as a result. The appropriate nerve signals can then be sent from the brain via the spinal cord to the rest of the body, allowing normal function of all muscles, bones and organs–and expressing health within the body.

The many positive effects of an adjustment may include:

  • Better movement to the spine and joints
  • Greater nervous system function and signals, including reflexes and nervous system adaptability
  • Improved muscle tone, function and activity
  • Increased cell response to fight inflammation and pain
  • Normal biochemistry and hormone levels

How Do We Heal?

The body is designed to self heal. Have you ever had a cut? Of course you have! Did it heal? Of course, it did! Have you ever had a bruise or a cold? Did they heal? Of course, they did–because your body is designed to heal. The body has an innate intelligence, an inborn wisdom that governs, coordinates and controls all functions in the body including healing. When the brain is able to communicate via the nervous system, healing messages, the body is able to heal. When there is interference to the nervous system communication within the body, healing can be interfered with or interrupted.

The role of chiropractic is to analyse, detect and adjust vertebral subluxation. Subluxation is a vertebra that is either misaligned, not moving effectively or in other ways interfering with the nervous system’s expression of health. By analysing and detecting these vertebral alignment issues, an adjustment allows us to restore normal nervous system communication and function, in and through the body, facilitating and healing optimising function.

As such, chiropractic facilitates healing by allowing expression of the nervous system in and through the body. The body, when free of interference, is capable of healing and this includes reducing the pain that patients feel, improving their mobility and also contributing to improvement of symptoms people experience. Chiropractic has demonstrated to be effective in cases such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraine, arthritis, anxiety, depression, and neurodegenerative conditions. Chiropractic optimises health and the expression of life, emphasising that chiropractic is not only focusing on the symptoms, but about experiencing health and wellbeing, and optimising human potential.

Rather than how do we heal, what factors influence health?

Your health is affected by factors including your diet, your environment, such as pollutants and chemicals, exercise, inherited traits from your parents and your emotional state.

Your immune system also works around the clock to keep you functioning at 100%. Your body is constantly being patrolled while dangers such as bacteria, viruses, dirt, cancer cells and dead cells are being destroyed. The single most important factor, however, is our innate healing potential that exists within every one of us.

When there’s irritation in your nervous system, you may experience lowered resistance to disease and damage to your health. Chiropractic care removes any interference and may result in improved immune function leaving you happy and healthier with fewer aches and pains or colds and flu. Chiropractic care truly can enhance your body’s resistance to disease while increasing your quality of life.

Activator toolTechniques to Boost Full-body Wellbeing

Chiropractic is gentle, safe and effective. An adjustment relieves irritation to the nervous system that interferes with our natural healing abilities. Through this process, we seek to awaken the process of self-discovery and inner healing.

Amazing changes can occur with our natural approach! The techniques we may use in your care include:

Types of Conditions Chiropractic Care Helps With

Wellness Chiropractic

The purpose of chiropractic is to remove interference to the innate intelligence of the body and therefore the self-healing mechanisms activate. In this way chiropractic emphasises wellness and restores the natural healing capacity of the body.

Chiropractic care may be appropriate for a wide range of ages, needs and health conditions.

Sports Chiropractic

Give your game a winning edge by improving your athletic ability. Chiropractic care may help you stay healthy and free from injury while enhancing the performance of each system in your body to play at your peak. Many sports players in a variety of athletic competitions seek the aid of sports chiropractic to give them an edge.

Injury Management and Rehabilitation

Chiropractic care may alleviate back pain, rehabilitate chronic pain and help you return quickly to work and your daily activities. Other benefits may include the normalisation of function and improved mobility.

Paediatric Chiropractic

Jumping, running, falls and accidents are normal parts of childhood. These incidents can cause trauma, however, starting with the birthing process, and can produce irritation in a child’s developing nervous system. Chiropractic care can restore function to the body, returning balance to your family.

ADD, Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia

Children with learning difficulties or behavioural problems may respond well to chiropractic care. By giving the nervous system a boost, all aspects of your child’s health can be improved, including their emotions, learning and behaviour.

Neurodegenerative Conditions

Chiropractic neuroscience evidences that the adjustment alters brain function and optimises the nervous system’s adaptability. There is some evidence to suggest that chiropractic increases cognitive reserve. Cognitive reserve limits the progression of neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis–and patients with these conditions may find benefit under chiropractic care.

Enhanced Mental Health

Because many mental health conditions have an underlying neurological basis, conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and other conditions based on emotional trauma may respond through nervous system integrity through chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a deeper foundation in neuroscience, in particular polyvagal theory, a method by which chiropractic influences mental health.

Neck Pain, Back Pain and Lower Back Pain

Chiropractic has the most enormous body of science evidencing that the chiropractic adjustment is perhaps one of the most cost and time effective ways of addressing pain syndromes. If you have neck pain, back pain or lower back pain, chiropractic care may be one of the most effective things you can do to help resolve your condition and enhance your mobility, independence and improve the quality of your life.

Arthritis and Degenerative Disc Conditions

People experiencing arthritic and degenerative conditions including: degenerative disc conditions (such as a disc prolapse or bulge) respond favourably to chiropractic care. An improvement in the range of motion and support of healing of the body allows people with arthritic degenerative conditions to increase their mobility, reduce their pain and facilitate healing and repair.

Headache and Migraine

Chiropractic has a wonderful body of research that supports the reduction of headache and migraine symptoms in people who experience these frustration conditions. Many people not only find a reduction of the headache or migraine symptoms, but a complete resolution of their condition following analysis and investigation of the cause of the condition and an appropriate treatment program.

Peak Performance

The purpose of chiropractic is to remove interference and enhance the expression of the nervous system, facilitating healing and optimising function. When a person has a nervous system that is communicating efficiently, the functions of the body are enhanced and improved–and therefore, the expression of health and life is magnified as a result of chiropractic care. If you want to optimise your function and experience peak performance–there is no better way than chiropractic to release your gifts to the world!

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