Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractors are fully trained medical professionals who are ready to answer any questions you might have about chiropractic treatment and care.

Why Chiropractic? And why Chiroworks chiropractors?

The key to good health is to have every organ, tissue and system of your body functioning exactly as it was designed. If your nervous system is not functioning properly then your body is fighting a losing battle and is under constant stress.

Chiropractic is a unique healing discipline. Its success with a variety of health problems is the result of its focus on the relationship between the nervous system and the spinal column. The effectiveness, safety, and simplicity of this approach to relief and wellness, makes chiropractic the natural choice of health care.

Chiropractors gently and effectively remove any subluxation to your nervous system so the brain and your body can function at their optimum. Real Health is not only about how you feel, it is about how you function!

Does a chiropractic spinal adjustment hurt?

No. Under normal circumstances Chiropractic adjustments are painless.

How do I book a chiropractor treatment with Cellworks?

Don’t put up with back or neck pain any longer – book with Chellworks’ specialist chiropractor, Dr Craig Walsham, now – all you’ve got to lose is your pain.

To book a chiropractic treatment, click here or phone: (09) 818 6565.

What is the popping sound during a chiropractic spinal adjustment?

This occurs when proper joint alignment is restored and gas enters or leaves the joint space. It is normal and common. It is not the sound of bones grinding together.

How old should a person be before they begin chiropractic care?

Chiropractic treatment is safe for all ages. Chiroworks have clients ranging in age from birth to the elderly

Should I go to a chiropractor if I feel fine?

Even if you feel fine chiropractic care can help your body maintain its optimum level of health and fitness. Your chiropractor can recommend a preventative spinal-care programme and advise you on correct posture, dietary considerations and exercises.

Regular spinal check-ups can help detect and prevent spinal distress due to subluxations just like a visit to the dentist for the health of your teeth.

What is a subluxation?

The Chiropractic approach is to locate and analyse joint subluxations.

A vertebral subluxation is when there is improper movement of joints, especially the spinal joints which results in inadequate sensory information being passed to the brain. The brain is now less effective in providing the body with the optimum stimulation for the regulation of its systems. This affects your joints, muscles, balance and function of your organs and the chemicals and hormones that they produce.

Chiropractic treatment involves locating, analysing and removing subluxations.

What causes a subluxation?

Subluxations are caused by stresses that your body cannot adapt to and cannot overcome. This may include: a fall, an injury, sudden jarring or twisting movements, improper sleeping conditions, poor posture, occupational hazards, incorrect lifting practices, lack of rest and exercise.

Other causes include emotional stress, smoking, and obesity.

How is a subluxation corrected?

Doctors of Chiropractic are specialists in neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors are trained to determine when and how to restore proper movement of a joint. They do this manually using a chiropractic procedure known as a chiropractic spinal adjustment.Chiropractors may also use instrumentation to detect subluxations and adjust the spine.

What training to chiropractors have?

Chiropractors are highly educated and trained. They attend Universities or Colleges that offer the Chiropractic curriculum.

In most countries Chiropractic training is a five year degree with the emphasis on anatomy, neurology, pathology, physiology, technique, diagnosis and x-ray.

As part of their chiropractic training, chiropractors are put through a rigorous internship in a chiropractic clinic, much like a medical student, to enable him/her to experience clinical practice.

Chiropractors graduate with a Degree of Chiropractic and, to graduate, need to pass their respective exit and board exams.

Why do chiropractors take x-rays?

Chiropractic x-rays are one of the tools used by Chiropractors to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about any underlying disease process or disorders of the spine such as arthritis, spinal deterioration, disc disorders, tumours and spinal curvatures etc.