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Spinal Maintenance Care

Most problems seen by chiropractors occur from a trivial incident or frequently nothing at all.  Therefore it is important to realise a painless malfunction or dysfunction has been developing for weeks, months or even in some cases years.  Some patients find a periodic consultation keeps the problem(s) from manifesting themselves.  This is especially true of people who work in an environment which produces problems, and like to keep ahead of the eight ball.

The nervous system may also be affected and this can cause other symptoms, such as headaches from tension, sciatica and pains in the legs, chest or stomach.

Badly functioning joints and muscles may cause pains in areas other than where the problem is situated.  These are called referred pains.  The chiropractor also treats referred pain in, for example, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and feet.

We take our cars for a thorough check up every six months or so, so they can keep on keeping on.  People who have experienced injuries in the past should be aware these old injuries can suddenly flare up.  Weakened muscles or ligmentous tissues will never be as strong as it was before an injury was sustained.  In that regard it is not like a fracture which can heal as good as new.  Individuals need to take responsibility for their ongoing care.

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Phone: 04 566 0716
Email:  office@lhchiro.co.nz
28 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
(opposite Westfield)
About Us
Most people go and see a chiropractor when they are in pain or discomfort and in the mistaken belief they have put something out of place or something is pressing on a nerve.  What they do not realise is spinal joints react in the same way as other joints when sprained.  Like a sprained ankle there is inflammation which causes irritation to the tissues surrounding these joints including the nervous system and as this inflammation decreases so does the pain.  But the muscle damage, ligmentous damage remains and the spinal joints remain unstable.
 
From a practitioner’s point of view getting rid of the client’s pain is only the first stage of rehabilitation.  After this the chiropractor looks at the full function of the joints involved and the stability of the muscles and surrounding tissues.
Lower Hutt Chiropractic Clinic Team