A chiropractor is a health practitioner who manipulates joints. Chiropractic is used as an alternative to, or to complement, conventional medicine.
Chiropractic is a natural therapy that uses different techniques to help improve the alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This helps to improve the function of our spine, joints, muscles and nervous system.
Chiropractic promotes healing and recovery through the use of gentle manipulation which help to reduce pressure, pain or stiffness in the body. If you have back pain or stiffness this is great time to see a chiropractor. Sometimes it is a pain with a certain activity like sitting, standing or exercising or it might just be the feeling that your back is “out” or tight. These are all great reasons to choose to see a chiropractor.
Although you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor, you can speak to your GP about a Chronic Disease Management plan (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC plan). This plan is for chronic and complicated conditions, if eligible, this plan may give a Medicare rebate for up to 5 visits per year.