Frequently Asked Questions
Are corrections safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that corrections are “remarkably safe.” Wellness care enjoys an excellent track record.
Will corrections make my spine too loose?
No. One of the goals of spinal care is to stabilise the spine and thereby improve function. In fact, if you are already too flexible in some areas, the corrections can help to make it less.
How many spinal corrections will I need?
The number varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Some choose recovery care only, which can happen quickly. However, many choose complete healing that can take months or even years.
Why would a newborn get adjusted?
Even “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine and skull. Medical intervention can cause multiple long-term stresses on the spine. Unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits are some of the signs of spinal distress. At Spinal Balance, our Doctor is specialised in the care for new born infants.
Can I correct myself?
No. Some people can make their joints “pop”, but that’s not an correction! Spinal corrections are specific and take years to master.
What does it feel like?
Most practice members report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness.
Can practice members with osteoporosis get spinal care?
Yes. There are many ways to correct the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem. At Spinal Balance, we specialise in a gentle approach.
Isn’t some back pain normal?
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body tells you a limit has been reached. Our bodies can adapt, so minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. The underlying problem remains unattended and the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
Can I have care after back surgery?
Yes. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. Spinal corrections will help the healing powers of your body to help recover from surgery and aid to restore normal function.