Looking for a Chiropractor in Albany?
People seek out our help at Balanced Spine Chiropractic in Albany for a variety of reasons that span both physical and emotional afflictions. Our natural, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatments appeal to patients seeking results. A number of studies show chiropractic care to be effective at improving the overall function of the spine and nervous system.
Our Albany Chiropractors are a great team, with their values of making patients the focus of their care. They bring a fresh modern approach to how they work and many patients see our chiropractors for different reasons. We look forward to seeing you here at balanced spine to help you change your life today.
YOUR FIRST CHIROPRACTIC VISIT
During your first visit to our chiropractors in Albany, you will need to fill out our initial patient consultation questionnaire where we ask you about your medical history and affliction-related questions.
To save time, you can download it now on the below download button.
Once in the patient room, the assistant and the chiropractor will discuss your health concerns and goals with you to see if chiropractic care is right for you.
A number of tests are done by the chiropractor during the exam to help analyse the spine and nervous system. These may change from patient to patient depending on the main issue.
These tests will help your chiropractor gain an understanding of your nervous system and will guide our recommendations for your care.
Posture is the window to the spine and will analysed on your first visit and every visit. we will base a lot of exercises around your unique posture to help with the force of gravity and the overuse of today's technology.
If required, X-rays may be recommended to pinpoint subluxations and other issues with your spine. Generally, a thorough spinal exam will give us sufficient information on the issue.
The x-rays may be required to be taken before your first adjustment and this will be discussed with you at the time of your exam if this needs to happen.
Once we locate the issue, we will decide on a course of action for you and commence the initial adjustment. Adjustments are generally painless and no special garments are required to be worn.
In most cases, you would keep your clothes on as adjustments can be performed through fabric. Just ensure your clothes have enough give to allow for movement.
The initial visit takes about 45 minutes to complete and the follow-up adjustments take about 15 minutes so you can fit them into your busy schedule.
New Patient Visit
- 45 Minutes
Full Spinal Exam & Treatment
First Follow Up
- 30 Minutes
Report & Treatment
- 15 Minutes
- 15 Minute Posture Exam
Incl: Exercises *No Treatment
- We also offer Student/Senior/Child discounted prices.
- Discounts are available for bundle packages, please talk to the staff about these great value prices.
- If you are eligible for ACC all applications can be done in our office.
- Prices are for appointments with an Albany chiropractor.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To book an Albany Chiropractor. Please fill out this form with your contact details and your preferred appointment date and we'll get back to you with to confirm the booking.
Please note: Although we will try our best to book you in on your preferred date, appointments may not be available on some days. Bookings will be confirmed by us via phone or email.
Please also fill out the initial consultation form, available for download below.
FAQ & MYTHS
If you are looking for an Chiropractor in Albany, here are some common questions. If any of your questions aren't answered below, please contact us for more info.
You are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every cell, organ and tissue in the body.
Your body then sends signals back to your brain to indicate that all is well. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of organs and tissues.
Specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communication. With improved communication across the network, your body can then heal and return you to optimal health
Many people find the idea of 'cracking' one's back to be scary. While it may sound drastic, it is not and most patients only see positive effects.
The adjustments performed are more adjustments than breaks which act as reset buttons for your system. In some rare cases where toxins have been stored by the body due to improper posture or alignments, they may get released, causing you to not feel 100% for a few hours.
This soon shall pass leaving you feeling great thanks to a properly firing and toxin-free body. In fact, according to the numbers, adjustments are safer than surgery or crossing the road or taking painkillers.
The spine is responsible for carrying millions of signals between your body and your brain. Subluxations are the improper position or movements of the bones in the spine. These can be caused due to compression, hyperextension, bad posture, chemicals, drugs or pinched nerves.
Most of the time it's hard to notice them but they do affect your body's performance and hormone production in the background. Sometimes, they can be accompanies with pain or the lack of motion.
Subluxations can be fixed through chiropractic adjustments. We first have a look to see where the problem lies and plot out a plan to correct it for long term relief. There are different methods of adjustments ranging from the use of hands or a specific activator tool or using gravity to decompress your spine.
Different levels of subluxations call for different techniques and we'll be sure to discuss your options with you when we see you.
Your initial session will take up to 40 minutes, where we go over your issues with you to plot a course of action. On this day we will also conduct a short adjustment session to see how your body reacts.
This session may also require the use of an X-Ray machine which will allow us to get a better look at what's going on within you - thus eliminating the guesswork. Regular sessions with an Chiropractor in Albany take about 20 minutes and can fit easily into a busy schedule.
You can expect to immediately feel more relaxed, loose and flexible in your body. Your breathing will become deeper and easier. In most cases, your pain and tension levels will be significantly reduced within a short time. But that’s really the tip of the iceberg.
As your body shifts out of fight or flight mode, you’ll begin to experience more clarity, a sense of inner calm and peace and a pleasant elongation and fluidity of your spine as your posture straightens. Depending on the severity of their condition, most people will see a difference after the first visit.
During the initial consultation with a Chiropractor, we assess your conditions and go through a course of action with you. We will initiate the body's own healing mechanisms. After this, we will be able to gauge how well your body responds to chiropractic care and will have a better idea as to how long it will take to heal itself.
Chiropractic adjustments are not considered a ”therapeutic approach”, because its main goal is not just the “treatment” of symptoms. Instead the main goal is to optimize the way your brain and body communicate, so that you can truly heal.
With that said however, by releasing tension from the spine and helping the nervous system adapt to stress more effectively, our unique process has helped thousands of people experience relief or improvement.
Our Chiropractor in Albany can help you with:
» Low back pain
» Neck pain
» Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
» Tension Headaches
» Disc Herniation
» Muscle Spasms
» Disc Injuries
» Muscle Strains
» Bulging Discs
» Chronic Fatigue
If you are unsure if chiropractic care is right for you, call our albany clinic, we are happy to talk through your circumstances.
No. Only the spinal joints that are "locked up" receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilise and heal.
A chiropractic adjustment is special. It has the right amount of energy, delivered to an exact spot, at a precise angle, at just the right time. The intent is to get a "stuck" spinal joint moving again, helping reduce nerve interference.
Years of training, practice and experience make chiropractic adjustments specific and safe.
No. Some people can make their joints "pop" but that's not an adjustment! Worse, damage can occur by mobilising a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even Chiropractors must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
More and more people are consulting Chiropractors, especially in their later years. With growing concerns about over-medication and the side effects of combining various prescription drugs, safe, natural chiropractic care is growing in popularity.
Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, and endurance. Many patients report improvements with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often falsely attributed to aging. Your Chiropractor in Albany will modify their adjusting technique to give you maximum comfort and results.
Lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint. Some adjusting methods can produce a sound when the gas and fluids in the joint shift, much the same way when you remove the cork off a bottle of champagne and you hear that ‘pop’ noise.
The sound is interesting but isn't a guide to the quality or value of the adjustment. Bone’s aren’t ‘cracking’ and things aren’t breaking or being damaged in any way.
Even today's "natural" childbirth methods can affect an infant's spine. Preliminary studies suggested that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress.
Paediatric adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, the Chiropractor applies no more pressure than you'd use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Later, learning to walk, ride a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal problems. While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the unseen damage to the child's spine is the unique domain of our Chiropractors in Albany.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as "growing pains" can often be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify these problems and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Many parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and seem healthier than other children.
Our chiropractic clinic is located in Albany in the North Shore. As well as Albany, we welcome Chiropractic patients from all surrounding areas, so if you are looking for a Chiropractor in Rosedale, Mairangi Bay, Browns Bay, Milford, Takapuna, Glenfield, Snapper Rock & Hobsonville give us a call!
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