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Chiropractic Care

We live our lives through our nervous system. The brain runs the show and the spinal cord is an extension of our brain. Our spine protects the nervous system. If our spine isn’t healthy, it can affect our nervous system. We keep our spine healthy by getting it adjusted. The spinal joints are crucial for the health of your spine.

An array of adjusting techniques is available and customised to meet your unique needs. These include Activator Methods®, Diversified, Thompson and Webster.

Issues That Patients Come in With

Here are some of the conditions that we often see at Cactus Chiropractic Lifestyle Centre:

  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • ‘Pins and needles’ sensation in arms and legs
  • Shoulder issues

Helping Patients Feel Comfortable

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you may feel uncertain about what to expect. Rest assured that Dr Brian Peterson (Chiropractor) will go very gently and slowly. An adjustment usually doesn’t hurt but feels really good. You may feel a little sore like if you went to the physiotherapist to get your finger moving. An adjustment, however, should never be painful.

doctor with paediatric patientsWe love helping children get off to a great start in life through our natural care. As we are a family clinic we often see mums, dads and children of all ages.

Putting little ones at ease

It’s important that we try to gain children’s confidence first. If they’re nervous about getting adjusted, Dr Brian can examine them in their parent’s arms. If they are a bit older and up to getting adjusted he will ask if they want to go for a ride 0n the table.

Dr Brian also can go to where your child is to provide care. For example, he can check them while they’re in their car seat.

Your child is in great hands

If a mother is getting adjusted and comes in with her baby one of the clinic’s staff will take care of her infant. Or play with her toddler while Mum or Dad is getting an adjustment. If we have more than one child in the room, we will take care of that little one if the other child is being seen with the mum.

Many mothers-to-be see us for care. Pregnancy chiropractic may help reduce back pain, help labour and delivery and allow the mother to recover quicker after the birth.

Does chiropractic treat or cure any condition?

No, chiropractic doesn’t treat or cure any particular health condition. Instead, chiropractic removes subluxations to allow the body to function optimally.

Do you adjust children the same way as you adjust adults?

No; for example, we use very light pressure to adjust a newborn. It’s the same amount of pressure that is used to check a tomato for ripeness.

How often should a pregnant woman come in for care?

We see pregnant patients from the first week of pregnancy through until a few days before delivery. Chiropractic care may benefit you at every stage of pregnancy.

When should I come in after giving birth?

It’s our recommendation that you come in as soon as possible after giving birth so we can check you and your newborn.

Do massage and chiropractic go well together?

Yes, massage can help people relax before their adjustment.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for chiropractic care!

Chiropractic Care | (07) 3808 8040