Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Are Chiropractic Adjustments safe?

Yes, A New Zealand Government study found that adjustments are remarkably safe.  By avoiding drugs and risky surgery Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record.  A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom Chiropractic care may be unsuited.

Will adjustments make my joints loose?

No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments.

How many adjustments do I need?

The number of adjustments varies with each individual and their individual health goals.  Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes.

Why should a newborn get adjusted?

Even today’s “natural” child birth methods can affect  an infants spine.  Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite,  poor or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress.  Adjustments are gentle.  Knowing exactly where to adjust, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Some people can make their joints “pop”, but that’s not an adjustment.  Worse, damage can occur by mobilizing a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments.  Adjustments are specific and take years to master.  Even your Doctor of Chiropractic  must consult a colleague to benefit from Chiropractic care.

What does an adjustment feel like?

Most individuals report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness.  Since repeated adjustments may be necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good people wouldn’t return to finish their care.  Doctors of Chiropractic are experts at making adjustments feel good.

Can people with Osteoporosis get Chiropractic care?

Yes.  When developing a care plan your Doctor of Chiropractic considers the unique circumstances of each individual.  There are many ways  to adjust the spine..  The method  selected would be best suited to your age, size and condition.

Isn’t some back pain normal?

No. Pain of any kind, at any age is a sign that something isn’t right.  Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed.  Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off.  While they may appear go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

Can I have Chiropractic care after spinal surgery?

Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine.  Surgery often causes instability above or below the involved level.  This will be the focus of Chiropractic care.

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