What does chiropractic cure?
Chiropractic doesn’t cure anything! Nor is it a treatment for disease. If there’s going to be any curing, your body will do it. Not doctors. And certainly not drugs. The best doctors reduce the interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its inborn healing capacity. That’s why chiropractors are interested in the nervous system. With a revived nerve supply, your healing abilities are unleashed.
Is chiropractic scientific?
Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy. It’s a scientific fact that your brain and nervous system control every cell, tissue and organ of your body. Research confirms that interferences to the nervous system change the way the body functions. Nerve interferences are most common along the spine. Objective tests help locate these interferences, called subluxations, and precise chiropractic adjustments are designed to help correct or reduce them.
How do you get subluxations?
Subluxations are usually the result of physical, emotional or chemical stresses. Physical stresses might include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions or improper lifting. Emotional stress, such as grief, anger or depression, may produce subluxations. Alcohol, drugs or preservatives are common examples of chemical stress.
How do I know if I have a subluxation?
You can have subluxations and not know it. Like the early stages of tooth decay or even cancer, subluxations can be present without obvious symptoms. The results of a thorough examination can reveal the location and severity of any subluxations you may have.
Can children get subluxations?
Yes. Learning to walk, riding a bike or playing sports can cause subluxations that are often passed off as mere “growing pains.” Chiropractic care helps detect these spinal distortions and correct them, providing a clearer path toward proper development. Ignored, these problems may worsen until they become more difficult to correct as an adult.
What does an adjustment feel like?
Adjustments feel good! Many patients report a sense of well-being and a calming sense of ease. Repeated adjustments are often necessary, and if adjustments weren’t comfortable, patients wouldn’t return. Chiropractors excel at making spinal adjustments comfortable and effective.
Could adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Generally, only the spinal joints that are stuck and “locked up” receive adjustments. The spinal joints that have had to compensate, becoming unstable, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can heal and strengthen.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government inquiry found that chiropractic adjustments are ”remarkably safe.” A thorough examination helps identify the rare individual for whom chiropractic care might not be suited. Compare the statistics. Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking a common, over-the-counter pain reliever.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Each patient’s spine is unique, and each patient’s care plan is different. With 24 spinal bones (that can each move in seven different directions), we see a wide variety of spinal patterns. Everyone’s care is tailored for his or her age, condition and health goals.
How many adjustments will it take?
The number and frequency of adjustments vary from patient to patient. Most patients see some progress within a week or two. As supporting muscles and ligaments heal, visits may become less frequent. More difficult, longstanding cases may require regular visits over many months or years to make lasting changes.
Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
Yes. Naturally, your chiropractor will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. Surgery has been known to cause instability above or below the involved area. More than likely, this will be the focus of your chiropractic care
Is it safe for pregnant patients to have chiropractic care?
Yes. Pregnancy may be one of the best times to benefit from chiropractic care. While it’s always best to have a properly working nervous system, it’s especially helpful during pregnancy. Adjusting methods are modified to a mother’s size, weight and condition. During this time of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care because it is drug free. Many report shorter and easier births.
Why would a newborn get chiropractic adjustments?
Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can stress an infant’s spine. Colic, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits may be signs of spinal distress from the birth process. Pediatric adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, the amount of pressure applied is no more than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.
What if chiropractic doesn’t work?
If we’re unable to find and reduce the underlying cause of your particular health problem, we’ll refer you to other trustworthy specialists who may be able to help. Your health and satisfaction are our only goal.