Our nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – controls everything within our body, every cell, organ, muscle and tissue. The spine houses the spinal cord, protecting its nerves as they bring information from all over the body. Any interference within this system, such as the vertebra not moving correctly, can mean the system does not work efficiently, which can in turn cause pain or restriction within the body, or could simply mean that the body is unable to heal itself as well as it should.
Stress manifests in many ways: physical, chemical and emotional. Our body will draw our attention to a breakdown in communication through symptoms such as pain, low energy levels, insomnia, stiffness, poor digestion, dizziness, headaches and more. You might not even be in pain for a dysfunction to be occurring.
A chiropractor’s job is to assess how well your nerve system is working. Chiropractic focuses on the spine and restores nerve system communication. We do this by removing interference within the nervous system through gentle and bespoke adjustments specific to the individual.
Our tests can determine and analyse function, enabling us to help your body perform at optimum levels of wellness.
At Southside Chiropractic we incorporate multiple techniques to allow for the best care possible for each individual. Each adjustment is tailored to restore just the right balance of integrity and function within each person.
At the clinic we take digital images of your posture to find out how your stance is affecting your weight-bearing load. An uneven balance can be the cause of spinal wear and tear. During the course of your visits to the clinic the images will show your progress – how your balance is improving, how your body is healing.
Myovision Surface Electromyography (SEMG) scans
A new and extremely skilled scanning system that measures the muscular compensation of your spine. Electrodes are placed on your back and neck and take measurements that give information on spinal health. It’s a quick technique that can be used by children and pregnant women, giving vital measurements in just a few minutes.
Heart Rate Variability
The automotive nervous system is the part of our nervous system that is responsible for controlling the things in our body that we don’t have to think about – for example breathing, digesting food, our heartbeat. When your body functions it responds to its environment. Like going up a flight of stairs – the heart beats faster. Health is responding to what you need to do. The HRV is a highly technical system that enables the observation of a person’s stress level and ability to change response. Research shows chiropractic care enables positive change in a person’s heart rate variability.
Tests and assessments
A series of measurements, orthopaedic and neurological tests based on your general health will help us find out how your nervous system is functioning, and how your brain is able to process your environment, thus controlling your body. The tests assess Neurological and Vital Sign patterns, and they will be carried out at intervals throughout your care, to chart your progress and wellbeing.
As a new patient you will be invited to book two appointments: An initial detailed consultation and examination will include multiple tests and scans to understand how well your body is functioning and establish how we can best meet your needs. These scans can be used on children and infants. This appointment can last up to one hour. At a follow-up appointment you will receive a Report of Findings, where the chiropractor will take you through your results in detail, and from here determine the best course of action to help you achieve your goals, and optimise your future health.