What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a natural method of the health care profession that focuses on correcting the cause of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. We are based on a very simple premise; a normally functioning spine and nervous system allow the body to heal itself. The spine controls everything!
How does Chiropractic Work?
We locate spinal segments that are not moving properly called “subluxations”. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing the nervous system. Through the chiropractic adjustment the “subluxation” is repositioned thereby eliminating the interference. Please see the techniques section for more information.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
YES! Chiropractic has an excellent safety record because of our natural approach. Proof of this fact can be seen when we compare insurance rates between chiropractors and other medical doctors, or even compared to the cost of auto insurance The average chiropractic malpractice rate per year is typically less than a year of car insurance. Insurance companies feel we are safer in our office than in our cars.
What is the “Popping” Sound?
Actually, not all adjustments produce a sound. Often, however the adjustments do create a “popping” sound. The sound is caused by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. The sound is painless and completely harmless.
Are all Patients Adjusted the Same Way?
No. Each adjustment is individualized to the patient’s specific needs. During the patient’s initial visit the doctor determines what levels of the spine to treat and what treatment should be delivered. Depending on certain factors which include previous spinal surgery, age, osteoporosis, previous injuries and patient comfort, a particular technique will be used.
Children and Chiropractic?
Significant spinal trauma can occur during the birth process. Many parents have their newborns checked post delivery. Follow-up visits may be indicated when children first start to crawl, walk and then run. Children should be checked immediately following any injuries. The chiropractic adjustment is adapted for the child’s spine and should not be confused with a “typical adjustment”.
We have seen a dramatic response with children including improvement in colic, ear infection and bedwetting.
I’m Pregnant. Can I see a Chiropractor?
Yes. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments significantly improve symptoms associate with the pregnancy. Mothers have found that adjusting the sacrum has shortened labor time and nearly eliminated back pain. Specific chiropractic adjustments and specific table modifications help make chiropractic care possible for full term pregnancies. Within our office special training has been obtained to better serve children and pregnant mothers.
I’ve had Back Surgery can I see a Chiropractor?
Yes. Unfortunately almost half of all back surgery patients will experience the same or similar pain within months or years. They must then face the prospect of another surgery. As a chiropractor our goal is to restore normal function and motion to the spine. Normal motion is lost in the repaired vertebrae post surgery. The chiropractic goal is to maintain normal function in the rest of the spine to prevent further damage. Our adjustment will be determined by on the surgical procedure performed and how recent the surgery occurred.
The benefits of chiropractic go far beyond just treating neck and back pain. Chiropractic has proven effective in the treatment of many common ailments including: Headaches, Herniated Disks, Low Back Pain, Mid Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder and Arm Pain, Leg Pain, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dizziness, Low Energy, Colic, Ear Infections.