Chiropractic is . . .
a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health by helping their bodies thrive naturally.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A trained chiropractor literally moves your bones from misalignment into proper alignment. This should only be done after a thorough exam is performed by a licensed professional.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Absolutely. Evidence based research has confirmed that chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Without the use of drugs or surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record.
Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” or not moving properly receive adjustments.
How many adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient or to the extent of their injuries. Many patients will feel relief after only a few adjustments. Competitive athletes tend to come for regular adjustments, just as those seeking to add it as part of their personal wellness plan. At our practice, you come when you feel like you need to come.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Patients are not able to adjust joints that are not moving properly. They may get some movement and “pops” around the joint, and it feels good because of the release of endorphins, but this is not a chiropractic adjustment.
What does an adjustment feel like?
An adjustment feels like bones and joints being gently re-positioned, and there is generally little to no discomfort felt, only a sense of relief. It can make a popping sound. It requires a bit of trust and relaxation on the part of the patient, which is why understanding the process is so important; another reason we spend a lot of time with our patients.
Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
Absolutely. The doctor should obtain a history of all prior surgeries and major injuries during your first visit in order to make sure there are no contraindications to adjusting certain areas of your spine.
Can I use my insurance?
We encourage our patients to take control of their own health and not feel pressured to adhere to an insurance driven treatment plan. Because of this, we are not in network with any health insurance providers. We will however, provide you with a Superbill for your insurance provider upon request.
Do you take X-Rays?
Only if clinically indicated. We do not take x-rays in order to determine how to treat you. This is accomplished with an examination and feeling your joints and soft tissue.