Considering seeing a chiropractor?
Learn the answers to some common questions and concerns that many patients have.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of locating and correcting vertebral subluxations through gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to function at its best.
WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT?
An adjustment is a gentle thrust delivered by hand or instrument. The purpose of an adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations therefore stopping the nerve interference in your body.
WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION?
A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of your spinal vertebrae, which cause interference to your nervous system. When your nervous system is interfered with, your body's natural ability to heal itself and function at its optimum potential becomes impaired.
DOES AN ADJUSTMENT HURT?
No. Chiropractic adjustments actually feel good. Once you begin receiving your adjustments, you will look forward to having them. When you allow the vertebrae in your spine to return to its proper position, you will notice less tension and stress.
IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE SAFE FOR YOU?
Yes, It is proven that chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare.
WHAT IS THE SOUND MADE DURING A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT?
That sound is not your spine 'cracking' or popping like most people think. That sound is created by gases, in this case nitrogen rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. Some adjusting techniques use little force and thus produce no noise at all.
HOW DO SUBLUXATIONS HAPPEN?
The stresses and strains of everyday living such as desk work, lifting, housework, yardwork, etc can cause spinal problems, in addition to falls, car accidents, and sporting activities.
CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A SUBLUXATION?
Not always. It is not uncommon to have a subluxation for a period of time before any symptoms appear. This is one reason it is important to have periodic spinal checkups. Regular checkups are always a good idea for promoting general health and well being.
WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A SUBLUXATION?
Symptoms such as back or neck pain, headaches, pain in the shoulders, stiffness of the back or neck, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, and nervousness are some of the most common signs of subluxations. Most people will have a subluxation for some time before noticing symptoms.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK FOR ALL TYPES OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
No, but chiropractic care is successful for a wide variety of health problems, many which are not usually considered back problems, because of improved nervous system function.