Chiropractic for chronic pain
Chiropractic at Aurum Health Care is an evidence-based practice that uses a range of gentle techniques to relieve chronic pain and enables you to move with greater ease and comfort.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a registered healthcare discipline that aims to improve spinal and nervous system function.
In 2001, the World Federation of Chiropractic agreed on the following definition, which Aurum Health Care supports:
‘Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.’
Chiropractic is an evidence-based treatment for
Lower back pain
Headaches and migraines
Radiating arm pain
Radiating leg pain
The musculoskeletal and nervous systems
Your musculoskeletal and nervous systems are built to work together so you can enjoy easy movement.
When you want to move a joint, your brain sends an electrical signal into your spinal cord, which passes the message on to the joint, allowing it to move in the direction you have chosen.
Joints can become restricted or injured through trauma, degenerative changes or tissue damage. This changes the tension needed for muscles, tendons, and ligaments for a particular movement and alters the overall joint position sense. When you have an altered joint position sense, the messages into your brain are also altered. Those faulty messages can increase your risk of injury and create balance issues leading to falls.
Chiropractic relieves pain and treats a range of spinal injuries and nervous system complaints.
Chiropractors are skilled in assessing joint dysfunction and its impact on chronic pain. Using best-evidence methods, we perform treatments involving a specific stretch of the ligaments and tendons in a precise direction to restore the movement in the joint. This is thought to stimulate the joint and increase blood supply and nutrients to the damaged area, enabling the creation of a new movement pattern and awareness. This process is thought to override the pain sensation, making you feel better.
The grade of stimulation or movement performed takes into account your bone density, stiffness and flexibility.
One of the key ways of preventing pain and maintaining any improvement is to develop a regular spinal check-up and correction routine to improve muscle tone and posture. Some treatments and exercises can exacerbate discomfort and it is important to have detailed guidance on the right strategy for you and the right method of movement.
- Adjustments (gentle movements)
- Dry needling
- Sports taping
- Deep muscle release
- Drop-piece technique
- Instrument-assisted adjustments
- Exercise prescription
- Lifestyle modification
Treatments using our modern techniques are usually comfortable and are performed to your tolerance level.
Chiropractic at Aurum Health Care
Aurum Health Care’s Chronic Pain Consultants are qualified Chiropractors who use a range of evidence-based techniques to relieve pain and treat spinal injuries or nervous system complaints.
Our Chiropractors have undergone five years of university-level study to earn a Masters in Chiropractic. They are board-certified and are registered with AHPRA, adhering to strict guidelines on the code of conduct as per board recommendations and practice policies. Our staff exceed the recommended learning for continued professional development and are engaged in studies to expand their knowledge with the latest advances in health care.
In addition to formal education, our Chiropractors have a vast amount of clinical experience and knowledge. They have helped many patients of all ages and fitness levels to increase mobility and reduce pain.
Aurum Health Care’s Chiropractors have extensive clinical experience in diagnosing and treating a range of complex cases and are committed to helping you feel and function at your best.
Addressing pain that has been present for over 3 months can be complex. You need a Chiropractor with the experience, judgement and training to deliver consistently positive results for even the most complicated cases. Our Chiropractors have built a well-deserved reputation for their ability to confidently manage complex cases of chronic pain.
We are dedicated to the accurate diagnosis of your condition, using the latest investigations and techniques, clinical insight and experience to find the cause of your pain and relieve it.
Accurate diagnosis is a vital component of excellent care. If the diagnosis is wrong, the treatment is likely to be targeted at the wrong place, wasting your time and money and causing great frustration.
That’s why we begin with a thorough assessment. We give you time and space to describe the pain you’re experiencing. Whether it’s muscle tension, a disc bulge or a chronic pain issue, we listen carefully and ask insightful questions. Then we examine you carefully and develop a customised treatment plan to improve your condition.
Our Care Pathway
Detailed history and analysis of your condition.
Personalised one-on-one care.
Discussion of treatment options.
Customised treatment plans using the best evidence-based methods.
Liaison with other members of your health care team if you wish.
If your back pain, neck pain or other presenting condition does not respond to treatment within an expected timeframe, you will be referred to the appropriate health professional or specialist for further investigation or treatment. Your time is valued at our practice.
*All information is general in nature. Patients should consider their own personal circumstances.