Frequently asked questions!
Q. What training do Chiropractors have?
To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have
studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at
a University within Australia, or have completed an accredited
program overseas that satisfies the requirements set by the Australian
Chiropractors Registration Boards.
Q.Why is my spine important?
Maintaining optimal spinal posture and function is important for
1/ so that we preserve the integrity of the nervous system. The
moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication
pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system
is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissue and organs
throughout the body. A healthy spine allows the nervous system
to work without interference giving our bodies their best chance
of good health.
2/ It ensures that the mechanics of the spine are working at maximum
efficiency, thereby we decreases risk of malfunction and injury,
decrease wear and tear or degeneration on the spine, and reduce
Do adjustments hurt?
In most cases, not at all. Many people find having an adjustments
very relaxing. Chiropractors always aim to be as gentle as possible
when giving adjustments, though do tell them if you experience
What is the cracking sound you sometimes her with manipulation?
With some adjustments you may feel or hear a popping sound from
the joint. This is simply causes by a gas release from the joint
as spinal movement is restored, such as when a wet glass is removed
from a table.
If you have any other questions, please
ask your chiropractor, or, contact the National Headquarters
of the Chiropractors’ Association
of Australia on Freecall 1800 075 003 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org