Chiropractic is a natural and vitalistic healthcare discipline that is centred on two premises:
Firstly, that your body is self healing, self regulating and self organising. In a single moment, you breathe, regulate your temperature, think or talk, repair muscle cells, monitor your blood sugar, recall a memory, digest your last meal, perform about 100,000 chemical reactions in every one of your one hundred trillion cells, listen to a familiar song, …., and countless other things besides. To do all that requires a wondrous, intelligent, organising power.
Secondly, that intelligent organising power depends in large part upon a healthy nervous system through which to communicate throughout your body. In fact, there are trillions of messages travelling up and down your spinal cord, going to and from your brain, every second.
As your nerve superhighway is so crucial to your existence, it is protected by bone. Your skull protects your brain, and the bones of your spine, the vertebrae, protect your spinal cord. To allow you to move, the vertebrae are mobile, and this means it is possible for them to lose their normal alignment or to have aberrant postural patterns. When this occurs it can involve irritation, or interruption, to the function of the nervous system. This is what chiropractors call a subluxation. The research evidence-base about the specifics of subluxations and their effects on the nervous system is far from complete, but it is growing. At Cahill Chiropractic we place a high value on being current with the research and the state of our art.
Our aim is to identify any subluxations you may have, and through specific adjustments, correct them to help your body work better.
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It could be said that there is never a more important time in a woman’s life to ensure her spine is healthy and free from restriction. The hormonal changes which create the necessary laxity in her joints and ligaments, combined with increasing demand in terms of weight and postural change, may increase the chance of spinal imbalance.
Adjustments are of course adapted to suit a pregnant woman’s changing physiology, and are applied very safely for both her, and her growing baby. Dr David and Dr Rebecca are both experienced in working with women during pregnancy.
We are honoured that many women choose us to be a part of their support network at this important time in their lives.If you wish to talk with us or make an appointment, please
BABIES AND CHILDREN
Entering this world and then growing up is not always easy. Sometimes even the birth process can be traumatic for a baby. Both vaginal and C-section births can involve significant amounts of tension, pulling or twisting of the spine, especially the neck. We commonly see babies in practice who have experienced these stresses.During the early years, a child’s growth and development is heavily driven by the sensory signals the brain receives through the spinal cord and cranial nerves. A healthy flow of sensory signals is therefore very important and highlights the importance of movement, play and socialisation with others. Chiropractic care may be of help to ensure normal spinal movement and function. Chiropractors are trained to very gently assess and adjust babies and children where indicated.
Techniques are of course age-specific, with very light finger pressure often all that is needed to make the adjustments.
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