Geelong West chiropractic treatment for arthritis, headaches, migraines and bad posture

Arthritis chiropractic, Geelong West

As we move through the years, it is very normal to start hearing people complaining of arthritis. One way to think of arthritis is like rust on the hinge of a door that hasn’t been opened in a while.

When a joint in our body, in the spine, the knees, the fingers or anywhere else doesn’t move properly, it can change the way the tissues function and the natural way the fluids around the joint replenish and detoxify. This, coupled with other lifestyle factors and epigenetic components, can give rise to ‘rusty joints’.

The IN8 Life’s Geelong West chiropractors are trained to find joints in the spine that are moving well and, using chiropractic-specific techniques, we can help to re-train and restore normal motion. This gives the body a chance to heal and improve flexibility.

Inflammatory arthritis, meaning that the joint isn’t just stiff but also very sore and inflamed, needs to be treated with care along with other more specific types of arthritis. Our experience has helped us to master gentle and proven techniques that can with time also help your clever body heal, even in the presence of inflammation.

Headaches and migraines

Whether you have a tension headache at the end of a stressful day or suffer from chronic migraines, cluster headaches, cervicogenic headaches, sinus headaches or headaches as a side-effect of toxicity (think meds, coffee, food allergies, the pill etc.) – we can help. Our Geelong West chiropractors assist clients in understanding the cause and triggers and get your body working more efficiently, often reducing or relieving not just the pain but the brain fog and mood swings that come with it.

We know that headaches are different from other pain, because they affect our ability to think, interact with others, perform normal daily activities and, in the moment, the ability to simply enjoy life. We want you to be the best version of you possible and that means doing everything we can to put you on the right track toward headache relief.

There are many causes of headache and although some are obvious, others seem to be impossible to understand. We do our best to help you identify the causes and triggers in your life whilst simultaneously improving the function of your spine and cranial bones to give you the best chance of avoiding the inconvenience of headaches and migraines.

You may have tried many other approaches. Our experience is that understanding the causes is the first step toward healing and then setting a plan into action.

Like anything in life, the best way to understand what we can do for you is to experience it for yourself. If you are curious or have questions, there is no obligation to commit. We are a hub of education and we invite you to visit our studio and ask any questions that may be on your mind. This is our unique area of expertise and we would love to help you.

Bad posture

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you were bit taller or straighter? Do you remember being told as a child: Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! Chin up! etc? The simple truth is that many people suffer from poor posture and as we enter deeper into an age of technology. Even in our primary schools now, the amount of time we spend sitting and staring down at a screen is only increasing. As your Geelong West kids chiropractor, we can help address postural issues in children with early intervention and specialised treatment, as well as adults.

Chiropractic care continually demonstrates huge improvements in the posture of our clients. From forward head carriage to rounded shoulders we are confident that you will see a benefit. But physical posture is truly not the aspect that excites us. We love that you look better and feel great because of it, but when your posture improves so much more is happening on the inside that you may not yet realise. Posture is only partly aesthetic, but a good posture is also generally an indicator of good health – and a bad or poor posture, well obviously your health may be reflected here also.

You see, 90 per cent of stimulation to your brain comes directly from movement of the spine and, unless you have a great posture, your spine will not move the way it is supposed to. So when your posture improves, so too does your brain function. For some people this might mean better concentration or clearer thoughts, for others it might be an improvement in memory, sleep patterns or balance and coordination.

Human beings are designed to stand upright – like our ancient cousins the homoerectus who began the process of evolution that brought us to where we are today. It is, however, plain to see that as a society our postural hygiene is worsening and simultaneously the health of our society is suffering. These issues are very likely related.

Posture is the window to the function of the spine, and spinal movement and function is the expert area that our Geelong West chiropractors are trained to assess and restore. The IN8 Life can help you to understand your spinal function, to improve the movement between each signal segment and inevitably improve your posture – which means inevitably improve your overall health.