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How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing organism controlled and regulated by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain,down the spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm whether your body is working as it should. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine may note refer with this vital exchange by irritating nearby nerves and the tissues they control. Precise chiropractic adjustments are intended to improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.

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.

How do I 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.

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.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes. Through sound research, authoritative bodies have found chiropractic adjustments to be remarkably safe when compared to other means of correcting the problem. A thorough examination, however, helps identify the rare individual for whom chiropractic care might not be suited.

What makes that "popping" sound?

Special fluids lubricate each spinal joint. Some adjusting methods can produce a sound as the gas and fluids in the joint shift-like releasing the pressure in a bottle of champagne. The sound, if it occurs, is fascinating, but isn’t a guide to the quality or effectiveness of an adjustment.

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, long standing cases may require regular visits over many months or years to make lasting changes. Chiropractic is a lifestyle change.
Can I have a 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.
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. Adjustments for babies 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.

For how long will I need chiropractic care?
We typically put our patients through 3 Phases of Care:
1) Initial/Intensive Phase- Where alleviation of pain is the main focus.
2) Corrective Phase- Stabilization of the problem.
3) Maintenance Phase- Keeps the progress that has been made, so the problem does not return. These visits can help support the final stages of healing and help detect and resolve new problems before they become serious. Our job is to offer the very best care we can, and your job is to decide how much of it you want. Again, chiropractic is a lifestyle change.
Will I receive any medication for my pain?
No. Chiropractors don’t dispense drugs. Because we rely on natural methods, we can show you how to use ice to control painful symptoms. When properly used, ice can have analgesic effects without the side effects commonly associated with many pain medications.

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