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Don’t waste time and money. Get a second opinion from a Brisbane chiropractic doctor.

Posted in Did You Know? on Jan 18, 2021

Author’s Note: This is an article about principles and natural laws of how your body works. No matter what condition or symptom you may experience - especially if you have been searching for answers for a long time - I promise, there are a few very important things that will make this read worth your time.

Unless your name is Hugh Jackman, you are not Wolverine.

That is, you do not have some X-man power that gives you super healing.

All healing in the human body takes time no matter what symptom or condition you may experience. True, some relief may take only a few seconds to achieve. However, if you are dealing with a chronic or longstanding problem, healing may take a little longer.

There are two major problems that many people experience at this point.

 

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  1. They don’t know WHO the right doctor in Brisbane to see, or what the RIGHT treatment is for their ailment.
  2. They don’t know what to expect or how long it will actually take to heal.

 

As a result, many people see their doctors, practitioners and therapists without any clear appreciation about what is actually going on in their bodies, what it will actually take to be well or how long it will take either.

It’s a sign of the times, really. We want it all, and we want it all now!

The problem is that human evolution hasn’t caught up.

So before you spend any more time on “Doctor Google” searching for “(insert name of your condition) specialist Brisbane,” please do you self a favour an have a quick read of this article so that you may have a slightly better idea on how your body works so that no matter what treatment you ultimately choose, you have a much better idea what to expect.

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Non-Linear Symptoms

We would LIKE to believe that all problems in the body are caused by only one thing.

That if you have “X,” all we have to do is prescribe “A” and that will solve the problem

The problem is that this linear relationship is seldom true.

Especially with chronic and challenging conditions, if this were not so, you would have likely experienced relief with the first doctor you saw!

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“Non-linear” means that there are multiple ways to get the same end effect.

To use a metaphor, if you wanted to drive from the Brisbane CBD to the Sunshine Coast through North Lakes, you could take the Gateway … or you could take Sandgate Road … or you could take the A1 (Gympie Road) … or South Boundary and Old North Road … or you could go the really long way through Samford, Dayboro and Caboolture!

My point is that there are multiple ways to arrive in the same destination. When it comes to symptoms, it can be very similar.

That is the reason that any doctor should do TESTS in order to provide a context for your symptoms, and not just prescribe a treatment based on your symptoms alone.

Symptoms can be misleading!

 

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Multifactorial Symptoms

“Multifactorial” means that there is not one single thing that causes any particular symptom. That it is usually a combination of things that causes the problem. However, it can be the combination of a few different possibilities.

Let’s use our Brisbane traffic analogy again. Traffic is backed up because there have been TWO accidents on TWO DIFFERENT ROADS (… of course it is! It’s Brisbane!). But let’s say in this case that you are the accident clean up or tow-truck truck driver who is actively trying to get to the sites of the crash and let’s say that the accidents occurred on the Gateway and on Sandgate Road. 

Would it make any sense for you to go to Gympie Road? Well, of course not because that’s NOT where the crash happened! But, if you presumed that’s where the accident happened simply because there is a Brisbane traffic jam, you would be mistaken.

Now, on a different day, you COULD have the same type of Brisbane traffic problem with an accident on Gympie Road and on South Boundary Road. But you see, HOW it happened was completely different!

Especially for those complex and challenging cases, this reiterates why it is SO IMPORTANT for any doctor to do the RIGHT TEST first to know what the underlying problem both is and isn’t

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Complex Symptoms

If you have been dealing with a challenging or chronic health condition, you have probably already spend thousands of dollars and years of your life seeking answers to no avail,

I appreciate how frustrating that can be. 

What I hope my explanation of “non-linear” and “multifactorial” symptoms may help you realise is that you have been trying to solve a combination lock, and that there probably isn’t just “one thing” causing the problem.

In fact, you have probably been doing many of the right things and seeing the right Brisbane specialists doctors and practitioners. However, there is still something interfering with your body’s ability to heal.

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Like solving a combination lock, it isn’t until you click that last digit that the lock opens! But without the first two digits - even though it looks like the lock is still locked on the surface - nothing happens  either.

It doesn’t make it any less challenging or frustrating, but it does help to illustrate what the true nature of the problem is, and thus what it will actually take to solve.

No one has all the pieces to the healthcare puzzle figured out., but we all do the best that we can with the information that we have.

So, as we round out this article, it would be remiss of me not to share with you the piece of the puzzle that we have offer, which could be the missing piece in your own puzzle.

It is called Blair upper cervical chiropractic care.

 

Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Brisbane

Blair upper cervical chiropractic is a special division of chiropractic that focuses on the alignment of the vertebrae at the top of your neck, the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis). These vertebrae have a unique relationship on the health and function of your brainstem, which is the master control centre for your body’s electrical system: i.e., nerve system.

If these vertebrae are misaligned in just the wrong direction where your body is unable to self-correct them, it may be possible that they could produce tension on the spinal cord or pressure on the blood vessels to/from your brain, leading to a host of problems.

Neck injuries such as whiplash and upper cervical misalignment have been associated with a variety of health problems:

 

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • TMJ and Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica and Tingling in the Hands
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Other Neuromuscular Conditions

 

So what a Blair upper cervical chiropractic doctor does are a series of precise tests including physical, neurological and diagnostic imaging tests that show the exact location, direction and degree of any misalignments between these vertebra, and therefore prepare a customised course of action to help correct the alignment, thereby allowing the normal innate healing mechanisms of your body to function naturally.

Blair upper cervical chiropractic has been researched and developed in the US, and unlike general spinal manipulation does not involve any twisting or cracking of the neck. 

 

Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractor Doctor Brisbane

Dr. Jeffrey Hannah is an advanced certified Blair upper cervical chiropractic doctor with Atlas Health Australia in North Lakes. Dr Hannah serves on the board for the Blair Chiropractic Society based in the USA. He is an international lecturer, publisher author and recognised leader in the field of upper cervical chiropractic care.

Our practice, Atlas Health, is the premiere upper cervical chiropractic healthcare centre in Brisbane and Australia. We help people with chronic and often challenging health conditions find long term solutions so that they can enjoy the quality of life that they truly desire.

We believe in the innate health potential for every human being to be well, and through the work that we do in our North Brisbane practice, it is our mission to bring Blair upper cervical chiropractic care to communities throughout Australia.

Dr. Hannah is also pleased to offer a complementary 15-minute over the phone consultation so that you may be able to discuss your condition and ask any questions so that you can decide if care may be right for you.

Our particular focus and way that we are able to help people is with the alignment of the upper neck. However, because of our nature in working with people with many challenge issues, we may be able to help better identify the underlying cause of your condition and refer you also to other doctors and practitioners if it appears that you may require multiple forms of treatment,

If you would like to schedule a time to speak with Dr. Hannah, you can reach our office at 07 3188 9329, or click the Contact Us.

It is our privilege to assist you to the best of our ability.

 

Atlas Health Australia - “Hope, healing and wellbeing from above-down, inside-out.”

 

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