What is Chiropractic?

East City Chiropractic


Chiropractic care provides a non invasive, safe and natural approach to your health care.  Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the Western world.   Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system.  Chiropractors focus on the relationship between joints, muscles and the nervous system and recognise that structural problems can affect the function of the body and health in general.

Although spinal conditions are of central importance, chiropractors are also highly qualified in the treatment of pain in the joints and muscles of the arms and legs.

Spinal and other joints of the body that become jammed, locked up or lose their normal motion (termed spinal joint dysfunction) cause spinal nerve stress and irritation, which affects the function of the spine, the nervous system and the body in general. The resultant dysfunction can cause a range of symptoms such as pain, muscle spasm, weakness, numbness, tingling and reduced body function.

East City Chiropractic Clinic
East City Chiropractic Clinic

How to reduce stress and pain


All of us, through our daily lives put stress on our spines. This stress can be: Physical – like a back or neck injury, poor posture etc; Chemical – poor diet,  drugs etc; or Emotional – job stress, family stress etc.  The body will react differently, from a mild ache to being in severe pain. The Chiropractor will treat the spine and /or other body parts to restore it to its natural and optimal state of structure, mobility/movement and function.

At East City Chiropractic, Dr Annette Scurrah has a special interest in using gentle chiropractic techniques.  These techniques involve mainly SOT (Sacro – Occipital Technique), Activator and Applied Kinesiology.

Bowen Therapy and other myofascial techniques, as well as Dry Needling (the use of acupuncture needles to stimulate the body’s own pain relief system) are also used as needed.  As stated previously, effective relief of pain can be achieved with no neck or “bone cracking” or forceful manipulation.

Fully benefit from your chiropractic care


People come in all shapes, sizes , flexibilities and abilities.  The techniques can be used separately or in a combination to suit your individual needs.  We will discuss these methods with you and recommend a technique most suited to you.  If you have a preference for a certain technique please let us know.  We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.