FAQ 

Below are some questions are commonly asked about chiropractic.
For further questions, please contact us.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractors job is to find and remove subluxations.

What is a subluxation (or vertebral subluxation)?

It is neuro-biomechanical dysfunction. This is an area of your spine that isn’t functioning properly, usually associated with tight or inflamed tissue and decreased nerve function, giving pain or symptoms. This prevents your body from full function and mobility.

How is a subluxation removed?

By a gentle adjustment.

There’s a range of chiropractic techniques to adjust.  This ranges from manual adjustments to low force Activator care. We opt to find the best way that is suited for your body and your comfort!

Chiropractic care is always adaptable to each individual patient depending on their case. There’s no one that can’t be adjusted!

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Can anybody see a chiropractor?


Yes.  Anyone who wants the best function from their body should see a chiropractor.

This may include:

  • Wellness & maintenance- to look after the body you've got

    OR

  • Pain & symptoms- these are alarm bells that there may be dysfunction

  

More people are seeking chiropractic care for maintenance, wellness and spinal care, regardless of being in pain or not.

What relief can chiropractors provide?
Pain is often an indicator that there is spinal dysfunction.  This may mean:

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • Whiplash injuries

  • Shoulder pain

  • Low back pain

  • Hip pain

  • Muscle pain and fatigue

  • Sciatica

A properly functioning spine is more resistant to injury, illness and degeneration.


How many visits will I need?
This varies depending on symptoms, age, lifestyle etc.  We aim for fast and effective results but work with you to get the best results.

Most patients choose to have maintenance visits periodically once their pain and spinal dysfunction has been corrected once they feel the improvement in their function.


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Is ACC available?

Connected Chiropractic is ACC registered.

Recent ACC claims may be used (<12months) or a new ACC injury may be lodged.


Are x-rays needed?

If x-rays are required for safe and effective chiropractic care (usually in the case of a severe injury or acute symptom), a referral to Matamata Medical Centre will be made.  X-rays are at the patients own cost, although ACC may subsidise the cost.

If you have any previous x-rays or medical imaging that may be relevant to your case, please bring this along with you.