What do we do and how can we help?

What do we do and how can we help?

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

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Spinal misalignments or subluxations can alter or distort the nerve messages from your brain to your body.

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The goal of chiropractic is to align your spine and restore the proper brain-body connection.

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With a healthy spine and well connected nervous system you and your body can be at your best.

Over 150 different chiropractic techniques have been developed since chiropractic first began in 1895. Each works to align and adjust the spine by correcting spinal misalignments (subluxations) and restore proper nerve function.

 

With a minimum of 5 years university education, Chiropractors are uniquely trained to detect subluxations and adjust the spine safely to optimise nerve function.

 

When performed by qualified chiropractors, adjustments are painless and very safe for all ages, including babies and children.

subluxationA vertebral subluxation complex (or subluxation for short), is a misalignment in the spine which can affect the spinal nerves and alter clear communication between your brain and your body.

 

There are three main reasons for spinal misalignments: physical stress, emotional stress, and chemical stress – and all of them create tension throughout your spine and nervous system.

 

Traumas brought about by any of these types of stresses do not have to be severe to have a profound impact. Research1 at the University of Colorado found that it only takes miniscule amounts of pressure or tension on a nerve (the weight of a small coin) to reduce nerve messages by up to 60%!

 

For example, half hour each day spent looking down at your mobile phone, prolonged postures at work or slouching on the couch can create enough physical stress to cause subluxations.

 

Or perhaps you experience pressure at work, a difficult relationship, or anxiety over your finances, any of which can create enough emotional stress to cause subluxations.

 

Even your daily coffee, alcoholic drinks, or poor diet can create enough chemical stress to cause subluxations.

 

In other words, our modern lifestyle exposes us to many causes of subluxation every day without us even realising. If over time our physical, emotional, and chemical stresses are greater than what our bodies can handle, our defences are worn down leading to subluxations, symptoms, or ill-health.

 

Subluxations can occur anywhere along the spine and, since only 10% of our nervous system is dedicated to perceiving pain, they often go unnoticed – which is why they are termed “silent subluxations”.

 

REFERENCE:
  • 1: Sharpless SK. Susceptibility of spinal roots to compression block. The Research Status of Spinal Manipulative Therapy. NINCDS monograph 15, DHEW publication (NIH) 76-998:155, 1975.

Chiropractors are specifically trained to determine whether your spine is free from subluxations or nerve interference. A Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) has undergone a minimum of five years study at university to ensure that adjustments are done correctly and safely.

 

Chiropractors use a specific and gentle manual pressure (adjustment) to realign affected areas of the spine to help restore proper movement and free underlying spinal nerves. When performed by qualified chiropractors, adjustments are painless and safe for all ages including newborns.

 

We recommend people of all ages be checked for subluxations, especially babies & children. Research has found that between 80-95% of babies had neck misalignments after birth. Early detection and prevention is by far the best approach.

 

REFERENCES:
  • Gutmann G. Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome in Babies and Infants. Manuelle Medizin. 1987; 25:5-10
  • Biederman, H. Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. Journal of Manual Medicine 1992; 6:151-156
  • Frymann VM. Relation of disturbances of craniosacral mechanisms to symptomatology of the newborn: study of 1,250 infants. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1966;65:1059-1075.
  • Towbin, A. Latent spinal cord and brain stem injury in newborn infants. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1969 (Feb);11 (1): 54-68
DISCLAIMER: Chiropractic is still not officially recognised & regulated as a health profession in Spain – click here for details.
CHIROPRACTIC, whilst recognised as a health profession by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and forming part of the healthcare system in most developed countries including European countries such as Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland – many of which recognise it as a primary healthcare profession – WITHIN SPAIN IT IS NOT A RECOGNISED HEALTH PROFESSION AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION BY THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT. Because health legislation is a matter of regulatory law under the sovereignty of each EU member country, the chiropractic profession finds itself in a legal vacuum in Spain, meaning there are no laws to regulate it. The Spanish Association of Chiropractors (A.E.Q.) has petitioned the courts and relevant health and education ministries requesting that Parliament boost the legislative process to officially recognise chiropractic as a health profession in Spain. In countries legally recognising chiropractic as a health profession, the chiropractic degree is obtained after 5-6 years of educational training. Two Spanish institutions currently offer five-year chiropractic programs (with unofficial titles) in anticipation of the legal recognition of the profession in Spain: the Real Central University Maria Cristina of Madrid (UCR) and the Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC). The training from these institutions meet all the standards of quality and excellence demanded by the European Council of Chiropractic Education (ECCE), and paradoxically, Spanish graduates may work as official chiropractic health professionals in other countries like the United States, France or England, but not in their own country. The A.E.Q. was created and recognised by the Ministerio del Interior in 1986, and has over 200 members with chiropractic degrees recognised by the European Council of Chiropractic, ensuring compliance with the highest standards of professional practice at a European level. Unfortunately so far, these degrees and diplomas ARE NOT RECOGNISED AS OFFICIAL TITLES IN SPAIN. To ensure your chiropractor meets the quality standards established by ECCE regulation of chiropractic in Spain, check and verify that they are a member of the A.E.Q. in “Find a chiropractor” on the website: www.quiropractica-aeq.com. The regulation of chiropractic in Spain is a matter of political expediency, but in the meantime chiropractic professionals who meet the requirements of the AEQ statutes find themselves in a situation of legal uncertainty and disadvantage compared to other professionals from neighbouring European countries. Additionally due to the lack of regulation, Spanish citizens may be treated by unqualified people claiming to be chiropractors who do not meet the minimum international standards.

 

(**) The web www.centroquiropractioibiza.com & www.chiropracticibiza.com provide information on the professional services of Jans Olde Wolbers, owner of the contents of these websites. The content of these sites is offered for informational and informative purposes. The owner is not responsible for the content or comments and opinions expressed by third parties on their websites. The contents of the websites are not intended to replace health professional advice, since CHIROPRACTIC IS NOT A RECOGNISED HEALTH PROFESSION IN SPAIN AND HAS NOT BEEN THE SUBJECT OF REGULATION IN SPAIN, so that the owner assumes no responsibility, directly or indirectly, which may arise from the use made of this information.

 

 (***) “Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these on overall health. It is based on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and / or manipulation focusing mainly on subluxations. “

 

Definition of the World Health Organisation (O.M.S.). Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005
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