Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions and answers regarding Chiropractic Care, Chiropractors, Myotherapy, Myotherapists Remedial Massage Therapy, Remedial Massage Therapists & our practice in Esendon, Victoria.
Chiropractors & Chiropractic Care
Most people know that if you have a sore back or sore neck or suffer from headaches or migranes, that a chiropractor may help you. But there are so many more reasons that people go and see a chiropractor.
A recent study found that about one in four Americans have visited a chiropractor at some time in their life, and almost 20 million Americans see a chiropractor each year. The reasons people in the study gave for going to see a chiropractor were really interesting, although back or neck pain was the main specific health problem people gave for seeing a chiropractor.
Almost half of the chiropractic patients said they went for general wellness or disease prevention. So they saw a chiropractor because they wanted to function at their best, and about one in every six chiropractic patients said they saw their chiropractor to improve their athletic or sports performance, or to improve their energy.
They also go because they want to perform better on the sporting field or on an athletic track.
They want to sleep better. They want to deal with stress better or to be able to relax. They go because they simply want to improve their overall health and function at their best. Almost 50% of those asked said they went to see their chiropractor for maintaining their health and wellbeing.
You can read more about this study in our article: Who sees a Chiropractor?
When you first see your chiropractor. You may be among the many people who ask, how often do I need to come? Often, the answer you may want to hear is once. But chiropractic care, like most things that are really good for us, rarely makes a long-term difference to your health and wellness after just one visit. One reason for this is that it usually takes years for the problem to develop that motivates someone to first see a chiropractor, and it can take many visits to the chiropractor to correct that problem.
So seeing your chiropractor can be a little bit like going to the gym. It takes time, frequency, and follow up. Working with you to correct the problem and help your brain and muscles in your spine to communicate or talk with each other again so that you can regain the stability that you need to function properly and resolve your aches and pains.
But how long will this take and how often do you need to be checked by your chiropractor? Well, everybody is different. So your chiropractor will be guided by their clinical experience and what your goals are when they recommend a care plan for you. A new research study was recently published that suggests that in the early stages of chiropractic care, the more often you get adjusted, the better the results you enjoy, and this can also be better for you in the long term as well.
You can read more about this study in our article: How often should you see a chiropractor?
The cracking or popping sound is only the formation of gas within a joint, and it’s no more significant than any other gas release from the body.
The popping sound does not mean that you’re getting arthritis.
There is a really cool name for this too. It’s called Trio Nucleation.
That the popping sound doesn’t have anything to do with bones grinding or rubbing, but instead is simply gas bubbles forming within a joint as your adjustment separates the two joint surfaces that are very close together.
You can read more in our article: Joint Cavitation
Studies show that chiropractic care can help reduce the frequency of headaches & migranes.
In one study conducted in Australia and published in 2000, the researchers looked at 127 people suffering with migraines.
The researchers looked at the effects of two months of chiropractic care compared to two months of no chiropractic care and recorded the participant’s migraine frequency, duration, disability, and medication use after two months. They found that the chiropractic group got better compared to the control group with all their migraine outcomes that they looked at.
They found that for about one in five people, their migraine almost went away completely after two months of chiropractic care. And for half of the study participants, their migraine frequency significantly reduced. The results of this study suggest that a large number of migraine sufferers respond really well to chiropractic care.
You can read more about this and other studies in our article: Headaches, Migranes & Chiropractic Care
The Victorian government in Australia held an inquiry into chiropractic care for babies and children, and they asked parents in Australia to let them know about their experiences when they took their child to a chiropractor. This is what the inquiry found.
Almost 22,000 parents responded to the inquiry and told the Australian government that they had taken their child to see a chiropractor. And 99.7% of these parents reported a positive experience with the chiropractic care of their children. These parents had accessed chiropractic care for their child for a wide range of conditions and complaints, including maintaining general health and wellbeing.
This inquiry in Victoria had a very big focus on safety, and what they found was that through their extensive search, they identified very little evidence of patient harm occurring in Australia.
In particular, there was no patient complaints or practitioner notifications that arose from significant harm to a child following spinal manipulation. This is backed up by research studies that have also found that chiropractic care for children and infants is very safe and rarely associated with adverse events.
You can read more in our article: Safety Of Chiropractic For Children And Babies
A study was published in 2020 that reported the results from a thorough review of the research and guidelines relating to common interventions for infantile colic. The study looked at the benefits of probiotics, manual therapy, and drug therapies for babies with colic.
The strongest evidence they found was for the use of probiotics in breastfed infants. In this review, the author said that babies with colic that were given probiotics had a reduction in crying time of about 30 minutes to an hour each day.
The other option that the review recommended was manual therapy, which includes chiropractic care and other hands-on approaches. The review found that babies that received manual therapy, including chiropractic care, had a reduction in crying time of between 33 and 76 minutes a day.
You can read more about this study in our article: Chiropractic & Colic
At Spineline or Essendon Chiropractic we have a number of female Chiropractors on staff including
The Essendon Chiropractic Clinic is located at 433 Buckley Street, Aberfeldie (Essendon) Victoria 3040, which is on the corner with Afton Street.
Almost 50% of chiropractic patients Go to see their chiropractor because they simply want to maintain their health and well being.
This is what chiropractors call Chiropractic Maintenance Care.
The idea with maintenance care is that regular adjustments will help maintain your spine and nervous system function at its optimal level and help you to be your best and to prevent new episodes of pain developing.
A study published by researchers from Sweden in 2018 followed 328 patients with low back pain who went to 40 different Swedish chiropractic clinics.
If the patients responded well when they were first adjusted, they joined the study and either received chiropractic maintenance care over the next year or symptom guided care.
The maintenance care patients were seen every one to three months.
What they found was that the maintenance care group experienced 13 fewer days of pain over the course of the study, on average, compared to the symptom guided group.
You can read more about this study & the results in our article: Chiropractic Maintenance Care.
Myotherapists & Myotherapy
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment & management of muscular dysfunction & pain to work toward optimal movement & mobility. It can be used in a proactive, management or rehabilitative manner to restore & maintain optimal function of soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments & fascia).
Treatment techniques include various massage techniques, active & passive stretching, trigger point therapy, client education & corrective exercises.
Find out more about our clinics’ Myotherapist, Julie Redmond.
Remedial Massage Therapists & Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial massage therapy is a type of therapeutic massage that is designed to help treat specific conditions or injuries. This form of massage focuses on the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
The therapist will use a range of techniques to help address any areas of pain, discomfort, or tension in the body. This can include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and stretching. The goal of remedial massage is to help restore normal function to the soft tissues of the body and reduce pain and discomfort.
Remedial massage therapy is often used to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and postural problems. It can also be used to help manage stress and anxiety and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Find out more about our clinics’ Remedial Massage Therapist, Sharon Don-Leonard.
Spineline - Essendon Chiropractic
Essendon Chiropractic Clinic, Spineline is located in the inner north western suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria at 433 Buckley Street, Aberfeldie (Essendon) Victoria 3040, which is on the corner with Afton Street.
We are open during the following hours:-
- Monday | 7.30am – 7:30pm
- Tuesday | 8:30am – 7pm
- Wednesday | 7.30am – 7:30pm
- Thursday | 8:30am – 7pm
- Friday | 7.30am – 7pm
- Saturday | 8am – 12pm
We are closed on Sunday.
At the Essendon Chiropractic Clinic, Spineline, we are open from 8AM to 12 NOON on Saturdays.
Spineline is located in the inner north western suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria at 433 Buckley Street, Aberfeldie (Essendon) Victoria 3040, which is on the corner with Afton Street.