Spinal Health Week 23rd – 29th of May
We spoke with Dr. Megan Azer, for Spinal Health Week 2016. Megan is a Chiropractor and Certified NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) Practitioner at The Health and Wellbeing Studio and we discussed with her, the valuable role she plays working with your spine and nervous system, to improve movement and posture to help you get back on track to a healthy, happy and full life.
What motivated you to become a chiropractor?
I’ve always had a keen interest in helping others, and that grew to become natural healthcare. It was my final year in high school that I began research into various professions, and chiropractic became a front-runner very quickly. I had a great local chiropractor who took me under her wing and shared information on the profession. I could tell she loved her job, and that seemed like a field I wanted to be a part of. I have no doubt that the chiropractic care I received at that time helped me through a stressful VCE period. I was fortunate enough to get into the chiropractic course the following year, and haven’t looked back!
How does your spine impact your health?
The purpose of our spine is to support our posture, create free movement and to protect our nervous system. A healthy nervous system is essential to enable our bodies to adapt to the physical, chemical and emotional stresses of life. The way I explain this concept to my patients is to think of our nervous system as telephone wires – it communicates messages from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. If spinal function is disrupted, communication through the nervous system may not happen effectively. This may result in pain, stiffness, and potentially altered organ and muscle function.
How do you (Megan) take care of your spine?
I very much try to practice what I preach – I aim to get my chiropractic adjustment at least once a fortnight. I find this is a good routine for me due to the physicality of my job. I also try to maintain good posture through strength work at the gym and stretching. Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) is also an essential part of my health care. This helps identify any underlying stress that may be contributing to spinal pain or low energy and improves my ability to adapt to everyday stressors.
What are some of the signs that indicate your spine needs extra support or care?
Obvious signs would be any indicators of pain such as headaches, lower back pain, neck, jaw and shoulder pain. Other signs may be fatigue, “brain fog”, poor posture, irritability, or disrupted sleep patterns.
How have you seen chiropractic care improve someone’s life?
I’m very lucky to be a part of my patient’s healthcare journey and see amazing benefits to their life everyday. I’ve seen patients shuffle into my consult in a large amount of pain, to leave moving more freely and comfortable after their first session. Long term patients have described more energy, decrease in severity and frequency of their pain, and improved recovery time from injury. I do my best to educate my patients to help them achieve long-term results and tailor my treatment to meet their needs and comfort level.
Dr. Megan Azer is an experienced Chiropractor and Certified NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) Practitioner at The Health and Wellbeing Studio. Megan provides holistic healthcare to help you on your journey to health and happiness through structural correction, NET practice and health and lifestyle advice.
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Contact Dr. Megan Azer – Chiropractor and Certified NET Practitioner
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|| A: The Health and Wellbeing Studio 1160 Toorak Road Camberwell and Rowen D’Souza, 712/365 Little Collins Street Melbourne