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Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

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What is chiropractic care?

This natural form of healthcare focuses on addressing the causes of physical problems versus merely managing symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple yet powerful principle. When your spine is healthy and functioning as it should, your body is in a better position to heal itself.

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s innate ability to be healthy. The nervous system, all the cells, tissues and organs of your body are created to fight disease and prevent poor health. The chiropractic approach to peak health is to locate and remove any interference (misaligned vertebrae or subluxations) to your nervous system.

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Is chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic has an excellent safety record worldwide. With this conservative and natural healthcare approach, you could avoid invasive surgery or prescription drugs that often come with dangerous side effects.

What form of education does a chiropractor receive?

Doctors of Chiropractic are highly educated. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in many respects. They also differ in others. In particular, chiropractors don’t prescribe drugs or perform surgery. A chiropractor’s education, however, continues long after receiving a degree. Most doctors take regular courses to stay up to date on the latest research and adjustment techniques.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment employs a specific force to a joint that is subluxated or not moving properly. The purpose of this natural and noninvasive procedure is to reduce interference to the nervous system. An adjustment can improve spinal function and overall health as a result.

What causes the sound during an adjustment?

Adjustments do not always make a sound. Often, however, adjustments do create a type of “popping” noise, which is the result of gas being released from a joint. There is no pain associated with this harmless sound.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. We will evaluate each patient’s particular spinal problem and create an individual plan of care. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one prior.

Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes, many people who have spinal surgery often face the prospect of additional surgery. Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. If chiropractic care is used as the initial choice of care, back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.

Can pregnant women receive chiropractic care?

Yes, they can. Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments are helpful. They can relieve sciatica or back pain, for example. Chiropractic care also may make delivery easier for pregnant women and their babies.

Do children need chiropractic care?

Because considerable spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns evaluated for vertebral subluxation. We only use gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques on children. Many childhood health conditions, such as ear infections and colic, can be addressed through the chiropractic adjustment.

Children who are under chiropractic care starting at a young age may not encounter health problems that many people experience in adulthood.

If you have other questions about chiropractic care that weren’t answered here, please contact our practice today.

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