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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
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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!

Whiplash

Whiplash

The term “whiplash” was first used in 1928 to define an injury mechanism of sudden hyperextension followed by an immediate hyperflexion of the neck that results in damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons – especially those that support the head.  Today, we know that whiplash injuries frequently do not result from hyperextension or hyperflexion (extension and flexion beyond normal physiological limits), but rather an extremely rapid extension and flexion that causes injuries.

Due to their complicated nature and profound impact on peoples lives, few topics in health care generate as much controversy as whiplash injuries.  Unlike a broken bone where a simple x-ray can validate the presence of the fracture and standards of care can direct a health care professional as to the best way in which to handle the injury, whiplash injuries involve an unpredictable combination of nervous system, muscles joints and connective tissue disruption that is not simple to diagnose and can be even more of a challenge to treat.  In order to help you understand the nature of whiplash injuries and how they should be treated, it is necessary to spend a bit of time discussing the mechanics of how whiplash injuries occur.

 

The Four Phases of a Whiplash Injury

During a rear-end automobile collision, your body goes through an extremely rapid and intense acceleration and deceleration.  In fact, all four phases of a whiplash injury occur in less than one-half of a second!  At each phase, there is a different force acting on the body that contributes to the overall injury, and with such a sudden and forceful movement, damage to the vertebrae, nerves, discs, muscles, and ligaments of your neck and spine can be substantial.

Phase 1

During this first phase, your car begins to be pushed out from under you, causing your mid-back to be flattened against the back of your seat.  This results in an upward force in your cervical spine, compressing your discs and joints.  As your seat back begins to accelerate your torso forward, your head moves backward, creating a shearing force in your neck.  If your head restraint is properly adjusted, the distance your head travels backward is limited.  However, most of the damage to the spine will occur before your head reaches your head restraint.  Studies have shown that head restraints only reduce the risk of injury by 11-20%.

Phase 2

During phase two, your torso has reached peak acceleration – 1.5 to 2 times that of your vehicle itself – but your head has not yet begun to accelerate forward and continues to move rearward.  An abnormal S-curve develops in your cervical spine as your seat back recoils forward, much like a springboard, adding to the forward acceleration of the torso. Unfortunately, this forward seat back recoil occurs while your head is still moving backward, resulting in a shearing force in the neck that is one of the more damaging aspects of a whiplash injury.  Many of the bone, joint, nerve, disc and TMJ injuries that I see clinically occur during this phase.

Phase 3

During the third phase, your torso is now descending back down in your seat and your head and neck are at their peak forward acceleration.  At the same time, your car is slowing down.  If you released the pressure on your brake pedal during the first phases of the collision, it will likely be reapplied during this phase. Reapplication of the brake causes your car to slow down even quicker and increases the severity of the flexion injury of your neck.  As you move forward in your seat, any slack in your seat belt and shoulder harness is taken up.

Phase 4

This is probably the most damaging phase of the whiplash phenomenon.  In this fourth phase, your torso is stopped by your seat belt and shoulder restraint and your head is free to move forward unimpeded.  This results in a violent forward-bending motion of your neck, straining the muscles and ligaments, tearing fibers in the spinal discs, and forcing vertebrae out of their normal position.  Your spinal cord and nerve roots get stretched and irritated, and your brain can strike the inside of your skull causing a mild to moderate brain injury.  If you are not properly restrained by your seat harness, you may suffer a concussion, or more severe brain injury, from striking the steering wheel or windshield.

Injuries Resulting from Whiplash Trauma

As we discussed briefly in the introduction, whiplash injuries can manifest in a wide variety of ways, including neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, cognitive changes and low back pain.  Due to the fact that numerous factors play into the overall whiplash trauma, such as direction of impact, speed of the vehicles involved, as well as sex, age and physical condition, it is impossible to predict the pattern of symptoms that each individual will suffer.  Additionally, whiplash symptoms commonly have a delayed onset, often taking weeks or months to present.  There are, however, a number of conditions that are very common among those who have suffered from whiplash trauma.

Neck pain

It is the single most common complaint in whiplash trauma, being reported by over 90% of patients.  Often this pain radiates across the shoulders, up into the head, and down between the shoulder blades.  Whiplash injuries tend to affect all of the tissues in the neck, including the facet joints and discs between the vertebrae, as well as all of the muscles, ligaments and nerves.

Facet joint pain is the most common cause of neck pain following a car accident.  Facet joint pain is usually felt on the back of the neck, just to the right or left of center, and is usually tender to the touch.  Facet joint pain cannot be visualized on x-rays or MRIs.  It can only be diagnosed by physical palpation of the area.

Disc injury is also a common cause of neck pain; especially chronic pain.  The outer wall of the disc (called the anulus) is made up of bundles of fibers that can be torn during a whiplash trauma.  These tears, then, can lead to disc degeneration or herniation, resulting in irritation or compression of the nerves running through the area.  This compression or irritation commonly leads to radiating pain into the arms, shoulders and upper back, and may result in muscle weakness.

 

Damage to the muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back are the major cause of the pain experienced in the first few weeks following a whiplash injury, and is the main reason why you experience stiffness and restricted range of motion.  But as the muscles have a chance to heal, they typically don’t cause as much actual pain as they contribute to abnormal movement.  Damage to the ligaments often results in abnormal movement and instability.

Headaches

After neck pain, headaches are the most prevalent complaint among those suffering from whiplash injury, affecting more than 80% of all people.  While some headaches are actually the result of direct brain injury, most are related to injury of the muscles, ligaments and facet joints of the cervical spine, which refer pain to the head.  Because of this, it is important to treat the supporting structures of your neck in order to help alleviate your headaches.

TMJ problems

A less common, but very debilitating disorder that results from whiplash is temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).  TMJ usually begins as pain, clicking and popping noises in the jaw during movement.  If not properly evaluated and treated, TMJ problems can continue to worsen and lead to headaches, facial pain, ear pain and difficulty eating.  Many chiropractors are specially trained to treat TMJ problems, or can refer you to a TMJ specialist.

Brain injury

Believe it or not, mild to moderate brain injury is common following a whiplash injury, due to the forces on the brain during the four phases mentioned earlier.  The human brain is a very soft structure, suspended in a watery fluid called cerebrospinal fluid.  When the brain is forced forward and backward in the skull, the brain bounces off the inside of the skull, leading to bruising or bleeding in the brain itself.  In some cases, patients temporarily lose consciousness and have symptoms of a mild concussion. More often, there is no loss of consciousness, but patients complain of mild confusion or disorientation just after the crash.  The long-term consequences of a mild brain injury can include mild confusion, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, irritability, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, depression and emotional instability.  Although less common, the nerves responsible for your sense of smell, taste and even your vision may be affected as well, resulting in a muted sense of taste, changes in your sensation of smell and visual disturbances.

Dizziness

Dizziness following a whiplash injury usually results from injury to the facet joints of the cervical spine, although in some cases injury to the brain or brain stem may be a factor as well.  Typically, this dizziness is very temporary improves significantly with chiropractic treatment.

Low back pain

Although most people consider whiplash to be an injury of the neck, the low back is also commonly injured as well.  In fact, low back pain is found in more than half of rear impact-collisions in which injury was reported, and almost three-quarters of all side-impact crashes.  This is mostly due to the fact that the low back still experiences a tremendous compression during the first two phases of a whiplash injury, even though it does not have the degree of flexion-extension injury experienced in the neck.

 

Recovery from Whiplash

With proper care, many mild whiplash injuries heal within six to nine months.  However, more than 20% of those who suffer from whiplash injuries continue to suffer from pain, weakness or restricted movement two years after their accident.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of these people will continue to suffer from some level of disability or pain for many years after that, if not for the rest of their lives.

Whiplash is a unique condition that requires the expertise of a skilled health professional specially trained to work with these types of injuries.  The most effective treatment for whiplash injuries is a combination of chiropractic care, rehabilitation of the soft tissues and taking care of yourself at home.

 

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae.  It is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities.

 

Soft Tissue Rehabilitation

The term ‘soft tissue’ simply refers to anything that is not bone, such as your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nervous system, spinal discs and internal organs.  During a whiplash injury, the tissues that are affected most are the soft tissues, the muscles, ligaments and discs in particular.  In order to minimize permanent impairment and disability, it is important to use therapies that stimulate the soft tissues to heal correctly.  These include massage therapy, electro-stimulation, trigger point therapy, stretching and specific strength and range of motion exercises.

 

Home Care

The most effective chiropractic care and soft tissue rehabilitation will be limited in its benefit if what you do at home or at work stresses or re-injures you on a daily basis.  For this reason, it is important that your plan of care extend into the hours and days between your clinic visits to help speed your recovery.  Some of the more common home care therapies are the application of ice packs, limitations on work or daily activities, specific stretches and exercises, taking nutritional supplements and getting plenty of rest.

 

Medical Intervention

In some severe cases of whiplash, it may be necessary to have some medical care as part of your overall treatment plan.  The most common medical treatments include the use of anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, trigger point injections and, in some cases, epidural spinal injections.  These therapies should be used for short-term relief of pain, if necessary, and not be the focus of treatment.  After all, a drug cannot restore normal joint movement and stimulate healthy muscle repair.  Fortunately, surgery is only needed in some cases of herniated discs, when the disc is pressing on the spinal cord, and in some cases of spine fractures.