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What is chiropractic all about?
Chiropractic is a natural preventive and rehabilitative healthcare that concentrates on keeping people well. In fact, research has shown that patients under chiropractic care have stronger immune systems and don't get sick nearly as much as the normal population. Doctors of chiropractic attempt to get to the cause of a health problem, rather than just treat the symptoms. The primary focus of chiropractic is to get rid of the interferences in the nervous system, to stimulate your own innate intelligence through the detection, reduction and correction of spinal misalignments.

What does a chiropractor do?
A doctor of chiropractic locates and removes small misalignments in the spinal column known as the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). VSC is also known as spinal nerve stress and when present interferes with the nerve impulses at the level of the subluxation. How can these happen? When the bones first go out of alignment (a subluxation), there is no pain, but after awhile you start to get muscle spasms, pain, and fatigue. Chiropractors use carefully controlled and directed pressure to restore spinal bones to their normal motion and position. This procedure is known as a chiropractic adjustment.

What conditions can a chiropractor treat?
Chiropractors treat a wide variety of conditions including but,
not limited to the options below:
  • Lower back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Torticollis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain/strains
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Thoracic outlet
  • Referred pain syndromes

Is chiropractic care really safe?
Numerous studies including several double blind clinically randomized trials have demonstrated that chiropractic is not only safe, but produces superior results and is extremely cost effective. Doctors of Chiropractic take it one step further by performing a test that will test the patency of the arteries in the neck, making it that much safer to receive an adjustment.

How do chiropractors differ from Med. doctors?
A doctor of chiropractic works with the nervous system, the skeletal system, and the muscular system. The nervous system not only controls nerve impulses, but also controls hormones, chemicals, and every tissue, gland and organ in your body. Chiropractors do not claim to cure anything, what we do is keep the interference away from the spinal cord to allow the body to help itself, and function at a 100%. By allowing this system to function at its optimum, patients enjoy better overall health and well being. We have helped patiend with different conditions such as: asthma, infections, chronic pain and more.

Will I need to get X-rays?
It is important to understand the importance of X-Ray. Chiropractors are trained in taking and interpreting X-rays; they are also trained in specialized examination and treatment procedures. In many cases, traditional medical procedures cannot accurately diagnose common back pain.

What is that cracking noise?
A chiropractic adjustment often makes a noise. A gas that escapes from a joint when it is moved quickly creates the noise. An adjustment takes the joint just past its normal end range of motion for a fraction of a second and, in that time; the buildup of nitrogen gas is usually released. Nothing actually cracks or breaks. If there is no popping noise, it means there was no sound from any escaping gas. You might not always hear a noise with an adjustment.

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?
A few patients experience a slight soreness when chiropractic treatment is initiated. It is important to be relaxed during the adjustment, because if you do tense up, this can contribute to the soreness. You must be comfortable with the Chiropractor, and she with you. There is a professional trust that develops with the patient and the Chiropractor. Most patients, however, enjoy their adjustments and look forward to them.

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