Frequently Asked Questions about Atlas Chiropractic
Can Atlas Chiropractic fix me?
Over time the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Our aim is to facilitate a process to better help your body heal itself. The only place that healing comes from is inside you, remember! It is when your natural healing ability is weakened that your body is now vulnerable to dis-ease, pain, and premature aging. So the true Doctor is within you, restore that Doctor and the body may heal itself as best it can.
How long does it take to feel better?
It is common that clients notice a significant difference straight away. But it is important to understand however, that HEALING TAKES TIME. Although some clients may immediately feel better, the reality is the healing process has only just begun. This is why at the beginning we may see you several times a week in the first couple of weeks to keep you aligned while the body heals itself, much like a doctor aligning and putting a plaster cast on a broken bone until time and the Doctor within heals it.
Do I need to keep coming back?
As explained above, initially, it is a healing program guiding your body through a natural healing process. After this it is all about the maintenance. Everything requires maintenance, your car, your garden and YOU. Picture an out of control garden – it takes a lot of work to get it looking good again. After this if you just do a little weeding from time to time, then it is easy to manage and keep looking beautiful. Or a plane, I would much prefer they did maintenance rather than waiting for the plane to fall out of the sky before deciding to do something, wouldn’t you?
If I am feeling good, should I still come in?
You may have heard the saying “prevention is better than cure”? Well it makes sense, right? It is easier to take a healthy body and keep it healthy than to wait until it breaks down, wears out, and then try to “fix” it. So maintain a regular chiropractic check up, once a month and you will add years to your life and life to your years. Don’t wait to wear out before doing something about it.
Can Atlas Chiropractic treat children?
It is a beautiful experience to be able to check and adjust children as they grow and develop. “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree”. A child can have structural nerve interference every bit as much as and adult can, causing many types of childhood symptoms, unnecessarily.
Can I really be helped, or am I just to old?
As for a person never too young for chiropractic care, a person is never too old. The same chiropractic principles apply no matter what age. Remove nerve interference and life happens. Dr Roy Sweat mentioned, “The next greatest thing to be able to create life, is to do something that improves and extends life.”
It is important to highlight and strongly acknowledge that chiropractic DOES NOT treat conditions.
The aim of chiropractic is simply to respect, understand and restore the structural integrity of the body and its relationship to nervous system.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-370 BC), described manipulative procedures in his monumental work known as the Corpus Hippocrateum. He wrote, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”The nervous system is obviously the controller and regulator of every cell, organ and system in the body, therefore any interference to this system may cause the body to dysfunction in many ways.
Atlas Chiropractic at Varsity Lakes does not claim to be the healer but simply wishes to assist Gold Coast chiropractic clients in restoring skeletal/neural health so that the mighty healer within yourself can work the best it can.
HEALING AND HEALTH COMES FROM WITHIN
That is why it is often clinically reported for the following conditions to have been helped in chiropractic offices.
Roy Sweat, founder and developer of Atlas Orthogonal procedures stated “Adjust the atlas first, then all other procedures may work like a miracle”.