Yass Spine Centre
Q. What is Chiropractic?
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics to treat spinal pain.
Q. Who can chiropractors treat?
A thorough history and examination will determine whether we can help with your presentation or condition.
Research supports the use of chiropractic for a range of disorders, including:
Lower back pain
Problems with posture
Sciatica (shooting pains in the leg)
Problems with other joints such as the knees, shoulders, feet and hands.
Referral to other medical practioners or allied health will be recommended if necessary.
Q. Do I need X-rays or other scans (CT/MRI)?
During your Initial consultation we will determine whether x-rays, CT or MRI may assist us to correctly diagnose your problem. Most patients can be referred for an x-ray under Medicare.
Q. Chiropractor's qualifications?
Chiropractors are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in Australia.
Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and government regulated health professionals.
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 Chiropractic Regulating authority.
You can check the registration status of your health professional at the AHPRA website.
Q. Is chiropractic covered by by private insurance and other third parties?
Yes, chiropractic is covered by most private health funds as well as some Government departments, such as Comcare and Department of Veterans' Affairs. HICAPS facilities are available so you can make a direct claim to your health fund.