Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled a list of commonly asked questions about chiropractic care and provided detailed answers to help you better understand the benefits and principles of chiropractic treatment.
1. What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free healthcare discipline that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal system disorders, primarily those related to the spine. Chiropractors use manual adjustments and other techniques to restore alignment and proper function to the body, supporting the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Chiropractic adjustments are usually painless or associated with mild discomfort. Most patients experience immediate relief or improved mobility following an adjustment. Your chiropractor will use gentle and precise techniques tailored to your comfort level.
How should I prepare for my initial appointment?
All you need in your house is a small area for Dr James to set up his equipment. You can expect to answer questions about your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant keep any scan/MRI reports handy, and list of medication.
During your first visit, Dr James will thoroughly evaluate your health history, perform a physical examination, and may request X-rays or other diagnostic tests if needed. Based on this assessment, he will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs and discuss it with you.
If you have any additional questions or concerns not addressed in this FAQ section, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0468 935 358. We're here to provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your health and well-being.
How can I manage my pain before my appointment?
When you speak with Dr James he will give you tailored advice however some general advice can be used for most injuries. Apply an ice pack to the area for 5 minutes, then take it off, then continue to repeat this. If it is practical, elevate the injury higher than your heart to reduce swelling. Try to avoid using the injured area. If any of these measures increase pain, do not continue.
How does a chiropractic adjustment work?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as a spinal manipulation, involves applying controlled force to a joint to improve its range of motion and alleviate pain. This manipulation aims to correct misalignments in the spine and other joints, facilitating proper nervous system function and promoting the body's natural healing processes.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch with Dr James by phone (0468 935 358 ) or hit the Book Appointment button at the top of the page. You'll also find us now on Fresha.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, you don't need a GP referral for chiropractic care and can make an appointment at any time. If your condition is chronic, you may be able to be placed on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan by your GP which entitles you to a Medicare rebate for 5 sessions in a year.
The number of chiropractic sessions you'll need depends on various factors, including your specific condition, overall health, and how well you respond to treatment. Your chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan and discuss the expected duration and frequency of visits. Cold Laser Therapy requires 2 to 3 sessions per week within the first fortnight for the best results.
Chiropractors commonly treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, joint pain, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal issues. They can also provide advice on posture, ergonomics, exercise, and lifestyle changes to improve overall well-being.
Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.
Most health insurance providers are covered by Chiro on the Run. We recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage.
Give Dr James a call or text on 0468 635 358. If you booked on HealthEngine or Fresha, feel free to use those platforms to reschedule or cancel.
Yes, Chiro on the Run treats patients from 15 years of age. With minors, Dr James employs low impact techniques such as remedial massage, LLLT and cupping. Chiro on the Run does not perform manual adjustments on minors.
Yes, chiropractic care can be beneficial for pregnant women. Chiropractors can provide gentle, safe adjustments to alleviate discomfort and promote optimal pelvic alignment during pregnancy. Many pregnant women find relief from common musculoskeletal issues associated with pregnancy through chiropractic care.
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