On their first visit to Baxter Chiropractic Clinic, the patient will have a comprehensive consultation by Mark Baxter, DC, which includes both a past and current medical history. The purpose of this history and examination is to confirm whether the problem qualifies for chiropractic treatment, and also to make as precise a diagnosis and treatment plan as possible.
Chiropractic is a fast-growing primary healthcare profession covered by many private insurers, which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of most conditions due to mechanical dysfunction of the spine, affecting ligaments, tendons and healthy nerve function.
Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment of the spine. It is a low risk therapy which often relieves pain quickly. A chiropractor is qualified to recognise conditions which merit a referral elsewhere, and Mark Baxter has provided these referrals on more than a few occasions. Chiropractic care is safe for the whole family.
Treatment at Baxter Chiropractic Clinic is usually painless and, contrary to popular belief, seems completely normal and non-dramatic. It consists of both chiropractic adjustments of the spine, and of soft tissue work.
• Chiropractic Adjustment
The purpose of this treatment is to normalise the function of the vertebral joints which allow the muscles of your back and neck to ease. Restoring proper mechanics to the spine which removes pain locally and often removes referred pains to arms and legs. By restoring healthy mechanical function to your back and neck, which removes pain locally, it often removes 'referred' pain to arms and legs as well.
• Soft Tissue Treatment
The chiropractor also treats the soft tissues of the body, the muscles and tendons, by various techniques of massaging and stretching.
• Training and prevention
An important part of chiropractic treatment is to teach the patients how to take care of their own body. This improves their overall wellness and helps to reduce visits in future. The patient is often given a programme of stretches, or exercises, to be done at home. Once the problem has been relieved, it's important to prevent similar problems arising in the future. The chiropractor will talk to the patient to identify any strains that their body is exposed to at work, home, or playing sport.