Isn't chiropractic just for back pain?
Chiropractic offers more than relief from back pain. Chiropractic deals with and coordinates the nerve system which consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves extending from your spinal cord to every living cell in your body. Your brain controls your entire body via the spinal cord and nerves. Keeping your nerve system clear will ensure these messages get through as nature intended allowing optimal function, muscle movement and alignment of your spine.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate the interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other heath care professionals. Chiropractic malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those of medical doctors.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Under normal circumstances, adjustments don't hurt. Many patients actually say adjustments "feel good".
When is a good time to start chiropractic care?
Many people experience their first subluxation during their birth process. It is much easier to eliminate or reduce a subluxation before it has done decades worth of damage so we recommend getting checked as early in life as possible. Parents who understand the chiropractic lifestyle have their newborn child checked as soon as possible.
Can I tell if I have a subluxation?
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity -- you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That's why periodic spinal checkups are important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is almost impossible to be sure that you don't. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health.
Can I adjust myself?
NO. since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a "popping" sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable and can sometimes be dangerous. The "popping" sound may be the vertebra above or below the subluxation moving to compensate for the subluxated vertebra.
Why do kids need chiropractic?
Kids experience physical, chemical, and emotional stesses just as adults do. They fall down, run into things (or each other), and generally have more physical mishaps than we give credence to sometimes. Many kids experience chemical stress in the form of food additives, excessive sugar, too many antibiotics, vaccinations and second-hand smoke to nave a few. And kids experience emotional stress from peers, home dynamics of family structure, death of loved ones, and moving/relocating to name a few. These physical, chemical and emotional stresses can lead to the subluxation process at early stages in life. Checking them for subluxations on a regular basis is the only way of making sure your children's nerve system is functioning properly. Getting your children checked for subluxations is vital to their growth and development.
Is it alright to see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient's size, weight, age, and condition of health.
Do you work with insurance companies?
Yes, we do work with insurance companies. However, we do not allow them to dictate the amount or type of care our patients receive. We base our decisions for care on our expertise in evaluating your health. Once we determine where your health profile is, we then recommend the appropriate care for you and your family.