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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 two reasons;
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 muscular fatigue.

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 discomfort.

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


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