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Amanzimtoti Chiropractic

FAQs and Information

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractors are neuromusculoskeletal specialists. This means that we focus on conditions affecting the nervous system, skeletal system, and muscles.

Chiropractors treat a range of conditions affecting these systems of the body through a variety of means and therapies.

While chiropractic care does focus on the spine, chiropractors are trained to treat all joints and muscles of the body including those of the arms and legs.

Methods of treatment that we use include spinal manipulation and mobilization, muscle stretching and strengthening, soft tissue massage and therapy, strapping and dry needling.

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What conditions / areas does chiropractic treat?

Common conditions treated by a chiropractor include but are not limited to:

  • Back / Neck Pain
  • Muscle tension and Spasm
  • Tendonitis
  • Alignment and Postural Conditions
  • Muscle injury and Sprain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Joint Injury and Sprain
  • Infantile Colic

Who can benefit from Chiropractic?

Due to the fact that chiropractic is a non-invasive treatment option, virtually anyone can benefit from chiropractic care. This includes:

  • Babies and children who suffer from colic and/or spinal problems as they grow older and their nervous system adapts.
  • Pregnant women. Chiropractic can minimize backache and ensure an easier delivery.
  • Office workers who often sit in front of a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Factory workers who spend much of their time performing repetitive activities.
  • The elderly, who have years of wear and tear on the body which can leave them more susceptible to different spinal problems.
  • Athletes who are constantly striving to improve their performance and who often push their bodies to the limit in order to achieve their goals.

What to expect at your first appointment.

You will be asked questions about:

  • Your specific pain / injury / condition.
  • Your full personal health history & and conditions that you might have previously suffered from.
  • Your family health history.

You will be given a physical exam which may include:

  • Analysis of your posture.
  • Testing your range of motion and reflexes
  • Specific neurological and orthopedic tests.
  • Recording your blood pressure, height and weight.
  • X-rays or laboratory tests may be required but are not always necessary. Your chiropractor will determine if and when such tests are required.

If your case can be treated through chiropractic care, treatment generally consists of highly specialized manipulative techniques often referred to as adjustments. Dry needling and/or kinesiology taping may be utilized, and you will be taught stretches and/or exercises to aid in your healing.

FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS: Some patients can experience immediate relief as the normal joint motion is restored and the nerve is freed of any restrictive pressure or irritation, however, some patients require a few treatments in order to correct the problem. No two patients are the same, so be patient as your body starts to realign itself and learns to adapt to the changes that are occurring.

About the doctor

Dr Andrew Jones

Dr. Jones completed a Masters degree in Chiropractic at DUT and, in 1995,  began private practice while continuing to lecture part time in the  DUT Chiropractic Dept as well as supervise Chiropractic Masters students.

Dr. Jones has a keen interest in sports medicine, being qualified as a Chiropractic sports physician in 1997 and then completing his Masters in Sports Medicine (UKZN) in 2009.  This has allowed him to work at several world class events. 

Personally, Dr. Jones has been involved in cycling (road riding and mountain biking) for the past 18 years, as well as running (road & trail), triathlons and canoeing.  Being an active sportsman allows Dr. Jones  to understand the injuries and the training demands that his patients present with.

Dr. Jones also works on babies and has done so for 21 years, allowing him to develop a gentle, caring and empathetic approach to dealing with babies and children.

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