There’s nothing mysterious about chiropractic care. It’s a natural method of healthcare that focuses on treating the causes, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning nervous system, your body is better able to heal itself. That’s because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and system of the body.
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove any interference (misaligned vertebrae, aka subluxations) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy nervous system with a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!
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 healthcare professionals. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.
No. The doctor evaluates each patient’s unique health issues and develops an individual course of care. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one before. The resulting recommendations are based on years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.
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 safely, 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. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs!
Chiropractors take X-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine such as spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine, abnormal development, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors, and spinal curvature. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting the spine to restore optimal health and alignment.
Any time is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments help with pregnancy discomforts, like sciatica. They also make the pregnancy more comfortable and can shorten labor and delivery for themselves and their baby. Also, certain chiropractic techniques such as Webster, can be used to help with dynamic changes that occur during pregnancy. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age and condition of health.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for nerve interference. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for the child’s nervous system. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often be prevented by having your children’s spine checked by a chiropractor early. Many parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and do better in school, have less illnesses, and perform better in sports.