If you are looking for a solution for neck pain and neck-relatedproblems in Brisbane but without drugs or surgery, then a specifictype of chiropractor who focuses on the neck without twisting,cracking, or spinal manipulation might be exactly who you arelooking for.
To quote a presenter on the ABC, “When your spine is involved,it’s a serious injury.” The neck is especially susceptible toinjury from even relatively innocuous physical injuries:
- Sports injuries including concussion
- Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) even as slow at 5kph
- Falls, trips, or other slips and spills that cause your neck tojerk at just the wrong angle.
While there are many physiotherapists, chiropractors,osteopaths, and neck specialists in Brisbane, there is only onecentre that takes an individualised and detailed approach to necktreatment using the Blair upper cervical technique.
The Blair technique is one of six styles of “upper cervicalspecific” chiropractic that focuses on the alignment of the top twobones in the neck - the atlas (C1) and the axis (C2) - and theirrelationship with your spinal cord and brainstem.
While other techniques such as Atlas Orthogonal and NUCCA focuson measurements of this vertebra relative to a theoretical ideal,the Blair technique is the only approach that measures theindividual differences in your own bone structure in order todetermine the exact location, direction, and degree of injury towithin a half of a millimetre.
Do I need a Neck Chiropractor or a Neck Physiotherapistin Brisbane?
Oftentimes, when people have chronic neck issues that requireseeing a neck specialist, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist,they need all of the above. Or at least some combination of themall.
So how do you know the difference?
Physiotherapy typically focuses on muscles and body function inorder to release and restore movement. Treatment may involveexercises and massage techniques designed to release the muscles ofthe neck so that you can experience relief.
But what if that doesn’t work?
It is when physiotherapy does not work as we would expect thatit is likely that there is a mechanical jam in the neck. In otherwords, something is physically stuck and not moving correctly, andit is going to require a different approach in order to releaseit.
So although a neck chiropractor may oftentimes be the firstnecessary portal of entry before people start looking for neckspecialists around Brisbane, it is usually only after they’ve triedeverything else that they find the one thing that they should havetried in the very beginning.
We are very much of the opinion that when the body ismechanically free to move as it is supposed to - neck included -that is when all other forms of treatment including physiotherapyand massage are able to work their best.
What symptoms does a Neck Chiropractor in Brisbanesee?
Although half of a millimetre might sound small, if you’ve evergotten sand in your eyes (which is as small as 0.05mm), then youcan appreciate just how sensitive nerves in your body are. So, evena small injury with your neck - not broken or dislocated, which iswhy so many neck problems are not properly diagnosed - can causemajor health problems.
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- TMJ Disorders
- Suboccipital Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Whiplash Associated Disorders
Many people who experience these types of conditions have goneto numerous specialists and chiropractors around Brisbane for asolution for their neck-related condition.
While many people do get great results, many people still sufferfrom problems despite having to spend thousands of dollars andyears of time having every test that they know of but withoutsuccess.
Often, these Brisbane neck specialists and chiropractors areoften very close to the right spot that you can feel. Thedifference is that the solution usually needs just a littlemodification to get a breakthrough.
What is the difference with a Blair Brisbane NeckChiropractor?
Everything that we do in our Brisbane practice is designed to bespecific for that people can experience the best possible chancefor success for their neck pain and neck-related health conditionwith Blair upper cervical care.
First, we perform a detailed physical assessment where weanalyse your posture to determine areas of stress. Posture is not amatter of laziness: it is a reflection of the traumas that yourbody has experienced, and it helps us to understand where theunderlying physical problem is.
Second, we perform infrared scans that help us determine ifthere is stress in your nerve system that is affecting the functionof your body. Like identifying a fingerprint, these tests areunique in every person and help us know when there is a problemwith your neck that may require a chiropractic adjustment, but alsoif your body is healing properly on its own.
Third, we perform a series of 3D diagnostic tests on-site thatallow determining the exact location, direction, and degree ofmisalignment that may be present in your neck, which allows us tomake an individualised care plan based on the unique configurationof your condition.
Everybody is built differently on the outside AND on the inside.It is only by taking these individual differences into account thatwe can reasonably expect to make improvements with neck health interms of chiropractic care for people in Brisbane with challengingconditions.
The difference is in the detail!
And because we are looking at details from angles that are notcommonly considered on routine x-rays, CTs, or MRIs, that is how weare able to find the problems and create the solutions that otherneck specialists and chiropractors around Brisbane haven’t beenable to do.
What to expect from your Brisbane NeckChiropractor
Atlas Health Australia is the neck chiropractor for peopleliving in Brisbane. We believe in the innate potential for everyhuman being to be healthy, and it is our purpose to help peopleliving with neck pain and neck-related disorders improve theirhealth and find long-term solutions so that they can enjoy doingthe things in life that matter most to them.
Our principal doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Hannah, is an advancedcertified instructor with the Blair technique. He is a publishedauthor, speaker and provides training for chiropractic doctors andstudents from across Australia and internationally. At the time ofthis writing, Dr. Hannah is the only certified Blair upper cervicalchiropractor in Brisbane.
If you would like to schedule complementary consultation, Dr.Hannah offers a free 15-minute phone chat to discuss yourparticular condition and answer any questions you may have todecide if upper cervical care may be right for you.
Call us direct at 07 3188 9329 or email us through the ContactUs link on the top of this page.
It is our privilege to help you.
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