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YI-HSUAN YEH - Gold Coast YI-HSUAN YEH Star SmallApril 25, 2018
Brett Simpson - Gold Coast Brett Simpson Star SmallApril 23, 2018
Hayley Merelle Clearihan - Gold Coast Hayley Merelle Clearihan Star SmallApril 22, 2018
George Csere - Gold Coast George Csere Star SmallApril 21, 2018
Lishan and Shona Stromer - Gold Coast Lishan and Shona Stromer Star SmallApril 20, 2018
Nichole Brown - Gold Coast Nichole Brown Star SmallApril 19, 2018
Isaac Wendt - Gold Coast Isaac Wendt Star SmallApril 18, 2018
Shane Churton - Gold Coast Shane Churton Star SmallApril 17, 2018
Sheraz Sarwar - Gold Coast Sheraz Sarwar Star SmallApril 16, 2018

Dr Yarun and team absolutely amazing. Taking my father for siatica pain. He explained the cause instead of just treating the symptoms. He knows what he is doing. They have all the new facilities like class 4 hot laser aswell. Highly recommend them…

Ron & Asmaa - Gold Coast Ron & Asmaa Star SmallApril 15, 2018

Absolutely amazing chiropractor! I can’t speak highly enough about my experience. I was initially leery of chiropractic but after reading many reviews, I took the chance and have not regretted it, as the relief from neck and back pain has been wonderful. Dr. Yaron has a truly kind and compassionate approach to his patients, and he and his staff go over and above to take care of them. Thank you Dr. Yaron!

Michael Bird - Gold Coast Michael Bird Star SmallApril 14, 2018
A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 12, 2018

I F33yrs have being seeing Dr. Peter at hinterland chiro for almost 2yrs now, in regards to an old car accident the adjustments are so quick and gentle and painless I highly recommend Peter over any other chiropractors. My son (m3yrs) has being seeing Peter for the past 7 months who was born with a short neck muscle and chronic asthma – every2/3months for 2 weeks. Since his treatment he has not had Any Asthma , colds or flu`s. I`m absolutely thrilled to know we both are not using any steroids, painkillers anymore. Thanks Peter and the team. xx

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 11, 2018

I have been seeing Peter Hobson for the past 4 weeks and I am already experiencing positive changes both to my posture and well being. The team there are friendly and welcoming and happy to take the time for any questions you might have. I have no hesitation recommending Hinterland Chiropractic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 10, 2018

I have been a patient of Hinterland Chiropractic since 2008 and I couldn’t rave more highly about their customer service, spinal care and health and wellness education. My young children have also been under the care of Dr Peter Hobson since they were babies and it truly is a family based care centre. I especially like the weekly Half Hour to Health session where I can learn more about taking care of mine and my family’s health.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 9, 2018

Dr Peter & the team literally changed my life I didn’t realize the benefits I could get. I have had a problem with scheuermann’s disease since childhood and found no relief until 4 years ago and at 43 am the fittest and healthiest I have been since my 20s, my neck no longer hurts or tightens up nil headaches, truly amazing!! If anyone is reading this an not sure go an check it out intro check up is free!! I first cringed at someone manipulating my back and neck but seriously no issues just relief…is as easy as getting a cup of coffee and a pleasant happy environment to boot!!….Tell them Greg sent you !!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 8, 2018

The team at Hinterland chiropractic centre are great. I have been seeing Dr Peter Hobson for a year now and my health and overall well being has improved greatly. I thank them for ginging me a better health. Highly recommended!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 7, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 2010, I have gained increased flexibility and reduction in minor pain due to education in good posture, specific exercises and regular realignments. I have been so happy with the results that I even referred family members to the same clinic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 6, 2018

I have suffered from migraine headaches all my life (now 45). After being on a scheduled plan and now maintenance for over 18months I can honestly say I haven’t had a migraine during this time. Thankyou to Dr Peter and the wonderful team for making me feel so good.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 5, 2018

I have been attending Dr Peter Hobson’s Hinterland Chiropractic Centre at Nerang since 2004. Through regular chiropractic treatment, I enjoy a high level of wellness. Dr Hobson is dedicated to educating the community on the benefits of chiropractic through his weekly Optimal Health University™ Newsletters on health and wellbeing subjects, as well as regular in-house workshops that are most informative and life-changing for many. All of the staff at Hinterland Chiropractic are extremely professional, caring and helpful. The holistic, supportive and friendly approach engenders an environment of trust in the treatment being delivered. The service offered is very affordable and a wise investment in good health and I can highly recommend a visit to Hinterland Chiropractic Centre for anyone wanting to achieve this. Sue E

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 4, 2018

First came to see peter here a year ago with a minor lower back complaint. He not only made things better, but also took the time to do xrays and point out other problems, without the harassment of coming back. He and his staff always make me relaxed and bring a smile to my face.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 3, 2018

Peter Hobson has made a significant difference in my posture and back pain since I started seeing him over a year ago. I have noticed many changes within myself regarding better general health and wellbeing. Highly recommended

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 2, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 2010, Dr Peter Hobson has been treating me for back & neck pain. They have been very helpful & professional with me, changing appointments to suit my hetic lifestyle & work commitments. I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 1, 2018

I have been seeing Dr Steve for the past 5weeks and already seeing amazing results. All the staff are fantastic and I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic to everyone!!!!!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 31, 2018

I have been a patient for over a year at Hinterland Chiropractic and have found not only my back pain has gone I feel much healthier and rarely do I get sick. I have lived in various states in Australia over the years gone by and have found the Chiropractors excellent in every way and nothing is a problem for their staff who are very kind and helpful

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 30, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 1998 i use to suffer from regular back pain and headaches but not anymore. Dr Peter has always been very helpful and is always educating me on ways to look after myself better.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 29, 2018

Dr Peter and his team looked after me and my family very well. Thanks for all your advise.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 25, 2018

Dr Peter & his team are great, couldn’t be happier.

Anthony Edwards - Gold Coast Anthony Edwards Star SmallMarch 24, 2018

I’ve been working with Peter from Hinterland Chiropractic for close to a month now and the results have exceeded my expectations. I am a veteran of several major injuries and a lifetime of high impact physical labour and recreation. Currently I’m sleeping without pain, waking refreshed and generally feeling more energised. Following the information provided and the care I’m increasing my flexibility and and range of movement. I’m extremely happy with the care, am truly excited about the immediate results and look forward to the long term benefits of our on going relationship.

Bianca Nuss - Gold Coast Bianca Nuss Star SmallMarch 23, 2018

I have been receiving chiropractic care for just over 8 years now. During my maternity leave I even had the privilege of working as a Chiropractic Assistant which allowed to further understand the benefits of receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. My daughter has been adjustment since 12 weeks old with amazing results after just two adjustments with concerns the doctor told us she would ‘grow out of’ over the next year. Dr Peter has been my 5th Chiropractor now and am so happy! After being told by my dentist that I would need MAJOR surgery to my jaw, Dr Peter has been able to alleviate my pain and discomfort and has helped me fix my overall posture, physical health and my outlook on life and meditation. He is knowledgeable, patient and incredibly passionate about life. My family and even parents are now under his regular care and as my 3 year old always chants there and back to our appointment; “Dr Peter, makes you better!” Thank-you to the entire team at Hinterland Chiropractic. You are always smiling, helpful and professional. We always enjoy our visits and look forward to our next appointment.

Cezary Makarewicz - Gold Coast Cezary Makarewicz Star SmallMarch 21, 2018

Dr Peter Hobson has been treating my back injury in his Gold Coast Chiropractic clinic at the end of July. His help have change my life, from being immobilised to going dancing in 2 weeks time. Peter comes highly recommended for his skills, professionalism and his great attitude. Other very important factor is, that Dr Peter takes the time to help you discover what the long-term cause of your back pain is, instead of simply just treating the symptoms. Dr. Peter Hobson and his staff are the most competent and caring healthcare professionals I know. Thanks Peter!

Rebecca Merritt - Gold Coast Rebecca Merritt Star SmallMarch 20, 2018

I have now been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic for 1 1/2 years. When I first arrived I was in a lot of pain and could not see the end to my headaches, migraines and back pain. It has now been a year since I took my last painkiller 🙂 I have no headaches, no migraines and I can now get up in the morning and look forward to a pain free day. Thanks guys!!!

Ellyce Captain - Gold Coast Ellyce Captain Star SmallMarch 19, 2018

I could not be without my regular visits to Hinterland Chiropractic. By keeping my spine in the best possible alignment, I have much reduced pain and I am able to physically perform at an optimum level for my age. Thanks very much to the Team at Hinterland Chiropractic.

Laura Kittmer - Gold Coast Laura Kittmer Star SmallMarch 18, 2018

I am a patient of Dr. Ryan’s at Hinterland Chiropractic. Since commencing care, I have experienced an increase of energy, better digestion and my sleeping patterns have improved drastically!!! Dr. Ryan has educated me on the importance of spinal care and ways I can improve my everyday life. Coming to see Dr. Ryan is a highlight in my week, and I always look forward to my visit at Hinterland Chiropractic.

Moty Grau - Gold Coast Moty Grau Star SmallMarch 17, 2018

Being hairdressing for 20 years can give you some back pain. Dr Yaron is a magician!!! No more pains…he is my angel!

Ian Taylor - Gold Coast Ian Taylor Star SmallMarch 16, 2018

After more than 15 years visiting various Doctors, Physio Therapists, Massage Therapists and Alternative Medical clinics in search of some relief for my constant back pain, a friend of mine recommended Hinterland Chiropractic. I have found them to be extremely professional with great advice, clear explanations and continued care that exceeds my expectations. Finally I have a solution that is helping me to achieve a healthy, balanced life. Thank you Dr Hobson!

Tim Stone - Gold Coast Tim Stone Star SmallMarch 15, 2018

I am a landscaper and have suffered from lower back pain for more than 10 years. I would tweak something and just work around the pain for 1 – 4 weeks at a time before it would settle, this would happen several times a year for this whole time. This has always had an impact on my life, sometimes being almost immobile for a week at a time.

I wouldn’t say I was skeptical of Chiropractors, but I was concerned (scared if I’m honest) about having an area that was already very painful manipulated. Finally around 6 months ago I tweaked something again, but this time the pain was more extreme than usual and after a weak it had not eased at all. Reluctantly, I did some searching and was able to secure an appointment to see Dr Peter. We went through a process of assessment to determine the extent and real location/s of my issues that would manifest into my lower back pain. This process was thorough, and Dr Peter went well beyond what I expected to explain and ensure that I was understanding what my issues were. No adjustments or manipulation was done before Dr Peter had completely reviewed the results of this assessment.

Long story short, my pain was relieved to minor discomfort after around 2 visits. I have not had a re-lapse into my usual cycle since becoming a patient of Dr Peter. He is genuinely focussed on helping me repair the damage caused by my 10 years of ignoring an obvious problem. The whole experience has been quite the opposite of everything that I feared for 10+ years and I only wish I had made an appointment all those years ago instead of living with it for soooo long.

My sincere hope in writing this review, is that it may help alleviate any concern you may have and encourage you to make an appointment with the VERY friendly and helpful team at Hinterland Chiropractic much sooner that I did.

Tanika Stevens - Gold Coast Tanika Stevens Star SmallMarch 14, 2018

When I first came to hinterland chiropractic I had slight back pain as well as I noticed I didn’t stand straight (my pelvis would sit forward making me look pregnant). After my consultation and X-rays it was clear as to why.

I don’t know where I’d be now without Dr Yaron!! Absolutely amazing place to be, with warm welcomes and fantastic adjustments by my main man Dr Yaron

John lunt - Gold Coast John lunt Star SmallMarch 13, 2018

From being told by a neurosurgeon that I needed 2 discs replaced at a cost of $1000,000 to going back the gym after treatment from Yaron without a scalpel in sight.

Before making any decisions regarding your spine that have been already diagnosed go an see these guys.From the receptionists when you come in,they always make your feel welcome and Yaron and Peter two dedicated professionals who work tirelessly in the practice.i can’t recommend this practice enough nothing is to much trouble they are flexible,accommodating, and give you a detailed diagnosis with a treatment plan that we work on.

Brooke Frecklington - Gold Coast Brooke Frecklington Star SmallMarch 12, 2018

Hinterland Chiropractic has been apart of my life for many years now, and I wouldn’t be able to function with out the help Doctor Peter.

I’m a very active person, my job sends me around Australia, that means sleeping in hotel beds, yes I always take my chiropractic pillow but some times you need an adjustment on the road. I can always call Hinterland Chiropractic for any suggestions on who might be good to see while I’m away.Doctor Peter is always happy and positive, he listens to your concerns and helps you in the best way he can.

Bec is always understanding if you need to change an appointment time or date.When you find a good chiropractor you wont want to change.I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic.

Margaret Perry - Gold Coast Margaret Perry Star SmallMarch 9, 2018

I got out of my chair on Thursday and immediately felt the pain and discomfort of a pinched nerve, lower back. Off to work after doing a few gentle stretches, then booked in to see Dr Peter. Soooooo lucky to get an appointment. He released my back, sorted out a few other tight spots and sent me off for a walk. My back was tender for a day, still a bit uncomfortable, but I’ll be back next week to re-align that spine. Don’t neglect yourselves, like I did, I am at college in Brisbane and hadn’t been to see the fabulous Dr Peter for a few months… bad idea! The awesome Dr Peter has been keeping me on the straight and narrow for years. Missed seeing him, and won’t do that again! Thank Becs and Peter, you are the greatest team!

Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?

The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).  Fibromyalgia syndrome is chronic disorder of widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that affects 3-6 million people in the United States.   For reasons that are yet unclear, more than 90% of those who develop fibromyalgia are women.  It is not currently known whether the predominance of women who suffer from fibromyalgia is a phenomenon of the socialization of women in the American culture or whether it is some combination of the female reproductive hormones and other genetic predispositions.

What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), fibromyalgia is defined as a history of pain in all four quadrants of the body lasting more than 3 months.  Pain in all four quadrants means that you have pain in both your right and left sides, as well as above and below the waist.  The ACR also described 18 characteristic tender points on the body that are associated with fibromyalgia.  In order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a person must have 11 or more tender points.

In addition to pain and fatigue, people who have fibromyalgia may experience:

  • sleep disturbances
  • morning stiffness
  • headaches
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • painful menstrual periods
  • numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • restless legs syndrome
  • temperature sensitivity
  • cognitive and memory problems (sometimes referred to as “fibro fog”)

Fibromyalgia is often confused with another condition called “myofascial pain syndrome” or “myofascitis.”  Both fibromyalgia and myofascitis can cause pain in all four quadrants of the body and tend to have similar tender point locations, but the two conditions are worlds apart.   Myofascitis is an inflammatory condition due to overuse or injury to your muscles, whereas fibromyalgia is caused by a stress-induced change in metabolism and healing.  Myofascitis tend to come on rather suddenly and is usually associated with a particular activity or injury, true fibromyalgia has a slow, insidious onset, usually beginning in early adulthood.  It is very important to diagnose each of these correctly, for they require very different approaches to treatment.  Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, meaning it lasts a long time – possibly a lifetime.  However. it won’t cause damage to your joints, muscles, or internal organs.

The Basics of Fibromyalgia

The latest research indicates that fibromyalgia is a stress-related condition that is a cousin in Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (often referred to as simply ‘lupus’) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  In all three of these conditions, there is the same predominantly female distribution, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel, as well as many other similarities.  You can think about these three conditions as lying on a continuum with Fibromyalgia on one end, Lupus on the other and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the middle.  All three of these conditions are caused by an abnormal stress response in the body, but with Lupus, the immune system is primarily affected, causing an autoimmune reaction that attacks your healthy tissues.

On the other end of the spectrum is fibromyalgia, where metabolic abnormalities are primary.  These metabolic changes are the result of a stress-induced decrease in blood flow to an area of the brain called the pituitary.  This, in turn causes a decrease in a number of important hormones, such as the growth hormone releasing hormone (somatotropin) and the thyroid stimulating hormone.  These hormonal changes lead to abnormal muscle healing, borderline or full-blown hypothyroid, as well as memory and cognitive changes.

One of the major physical abnormalities that occurs with fibromyalgia lies in the muscle itself, where there is a build up of a protein called “Ground Substance.”  Ground substance is normally found in muscle, bone and connective tissue all over the body and is responsible for making the tissues stronger and less susceptible to tearing.  In a normal person, when a muscle is injured, the muscle tissue itself is able to regenerate and over time, completely heal itself.  In a person with fibromyalgia, the muscle is unable to completely heal itself.  Instead, an abnormally large amount of ground substance builds up in the injured area.  It is the ground substance, coupled with local muscle spasm it creates that creates the muscle ‘knots’ associated with fibromyalgia.

A number of tests may be done to rule out other disorders and an examination can reveal whether a person has the characteristic tender areas on the back of the neck, shoulders, sternum, lower back, hips, shins, elbows, or knees.  Unlike its cousin lupus, there are currently no diagnostic laboratory tests for fibromyalgia.  Because there are no clinical tests for fibromyalgia, some doctors, unfortunately, conclude that a patient’s pain is not real, or they may tell them that there is little they can do.  But a combination of chiropractic, trigger point therapy and lifestyle changes has proven to be very effective in decreasing the severity and duration of the physical pain and disability of fibromyalgia.

Treating Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat. Not all doctors are familiar with fibromyalgia and its treatment, so it is important to find a doctor who is.  Fibromyalgia treatment often requires a team approach, utilizing chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, massage, dietary changes, as well as exercises and stretching.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is critical for those who suffer from fibromyalgia in order to keep the spine and muscles from losing too much movement.  Because fibromyalgia causes the muscles to tighten up and lose some of their natural pliability, it results in a global loss of movement in the spine.  The loss of movement in the spine results in a neurological reflex that causes the muscles to tighten further.  This vicious cycle will continue and over time will lead to increased pain, increased muscle tightness, a loss of movement, more difficulty sleeping and the development of more and more trigger points.

The only option is to continually adjust the spine and keep it moving.  It is not uncommon for those with fibromyalgia to be adjusted three to four times per month to keep everything mobile and relaxed.  The biggest concern in treating people with fibromyalgia is that their muscles have a diminished healing ability.  For this reason, chiropractic adjustments are usually modified slightly to be more gentle than normal.  This helps to decrease the stress on all of the small supporting muscles of the spine, which can be easily injured.  It is important when seeking chiropractic care, to make sure that the doctor is familiar with the muscular changes that occur with fibromyalgia so that they can adjust their treatment accordingly.

Trigger Point Therapy

The overwhelming characteristic of fibromyalgia is long-standing, body-wide pain with defined tender points, and frequently, trigger points.  Trigger points are often confused with “tender points.”  They are not the same.  A trigger point needs firm pressure to elicit pain, while tender points are painful with even very light pressure.  Trigger points will refer pain to other areas of the body, whereas tender points will not.  Unlike tender points, trigger points can occur in isolation and represent a source of radiating pain, even in the absence of direct pressure.  As discussed earlier, trigger points are purely comprised of spasmed muscle fibers, whereas tender points are knots filled with ground substance.  Those with fibromyalgia almost always have a combination of the two – trigger points and tender points – and can improve dramatically with light trigger point therapy.

Trigger point therapy for fibromyalgia is much like trigger point therapy for low back pain, neck pain or headaches.  The points are the same.  The difference is just intensity.  Since the muscles in patients with fibromyalgia are easily injured and take longer to heal, it is necessary to use less pressure on their trigger points.

Self-Care

Your day to day lifestyle choices have a tremendous impact on how much impact fibromyalgia will have on your life.  The difference between those who take care of themselves and those who do not is tremendous.  Those who make lifestyle changes to help their fibromyalgia suffer much less pain, are able to remain more active and have a much higher quality of life than those who do not.  If you have fibromyalgia, here are some of the main things that you can do on a daily basis to help your body:

• Getting enough good sleep-Getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia, but is something that can be hard to get.  Many people with fibromyalgia have problems such as pain, restless legs syndrome and brain-wave irregularities that interfere with restful sleep.  Insomnia is very common.  Although alcohol may help you to relax, it is not recommended before bed as it has been shown to interfere with restful sleep.  Some of those with fibromyalgia have found 5-hydroxy tryptophan (5-HTP) very helpful, as well as the prescription anti-depressant amitriptyline.  I am not a big fan of taking prescription drugs, but I also know that it is very difficult to heal when you can’t get enough sleep.

• Exercising– Improved fitness through exercise is recommended. Studies have shown that symptoms of fibromyalgia can be relieved by aerobic exercise. Though pain and fatigue may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it’s crucial to be as physically active as possible.  The best way to begin a fitness program is to start with low impact exercises, like walking and swimming.  Starting slowly helps stretch and mobilize tight, sore muscles.  High-impact aerobics and weight lifting could cause increased discomfort, so pay attention to your body.  The more you can exercise, the better off you will be.

• Making changes at work-Most people with  fibromyalgia are able to continue working, but they may have to  make big changes to do so.  It may be necessary to reduce the number of hours at work, find a job that will allow you to have a flexible schedule, or switch to a less physically demanding job.  Many people with fibromyalgia require specially designed office chairs, adjustable desks or other adaptations in order to continue working.  If you face obstacles at work, such as an uncomfortable desk chair  that leaves your back aching or difficulty lifting heavy boxes or files, your employer may make adaptations  that will enable you to keep your job.

• Eating well-Foods, just like anything else, have the ability to either stress your body or to help your body heal.  Foods that tend to be stressful on the body include: dairy, eggs, wheat, corn, as well as anything with monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates or nitrites (as are found in processed foods).  Several environmental toxins may also contribute to the overall physical stress on your body, therefore fish should be avoided as well.  It is important that you eat as much clean, organically grown fresh foods as possible.  Base your diet around whole foods such as: brown rice, legumes, oats, spelt, rice milk, soy, hormone-free chicken or turkey, roots, nuts and berries.

• Nutritional supplements-During my years in practice, I have seen dozens of nutritional products that claimed to be ‘the answer’ for fibromyalgia.  To date, none of them have proven to be of much long-term benefit for anyone.  However, there are some people who have used magnesium malate with good results, some people who have used ginkgo biloba with good results and others with various herbals.  The bottom line with nutritional supplements is that, do date, there is nothing that works for everyone.  If you come across something that you would like to try, by all means do so, as long as you check it out with your chiropractor first to ensure that it won’t interfere with any of your other treatment. Contact our Gold Coast Chiropractor today!