Answers to Frequently asked Questions:

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a proactive approach to health. WHAT we do as chiropractors is to adjust your spine. WHY we do it is to make your nervous system function properly. While chiropractic is effective at getting rid of your common complaints such as neck pain, back pain and headaches, research demonstrates major health benefits even in the absence of symptoms.

How do you evaluate my body?

Chiropractors primarily look for areas of the spine that are not properly aligned and are moving too much or too little. We test both the motion of your spine and the quality of the nerve flow over the nerves that are protected by the spine. These nerves carry the messages that control and coordinate all functions in your body and are vital for your health. This lets the doctor identify how stress is affecting your nervous system and shows which areas to correct. It also helps us accurately measure progress.

How does a chiropractor correct my spine and nervous system?

Corrections are made with a chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment is a controlled pressure applied by hand (or instrument) to a very specific area of the spine with a very specific direction to realign spinal bones, restore normal motion and normal nervous system function. Spinal adjustments are tailored to the individual’s age, spinal condition and internal nervous system stress level.

What is the benefit of a chiropractic adjustment?

The greatest benefit of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore proper communication between the control centers of the brain and the rest of the body. If left alone, these areas of spinal misalignment cause damage to the nerves that the spine protects. Damaged nerves do not properly carry the messages that allow the brain to communicate with the body, therefore you lose function and, over time, get disease. This problem is also progressive and relentless unless something is done to slow, stop or reverse it.

Are there side effects to chiropractic adjustments?

Yes. However, unlike medicine, theses effects are beneficial. In fact our practice members call them side benefits. Almost everyone reports side benefits after being adjusted. The most common ones are more energy, better sleep, improved digestion and elimination, moving without pain, improved attitude, better flexibility and improved immunity. Bottom line is a greater quality of life, happier relationships and increased levels of personal productivity.

What happens on the first visit?

During your first visit, we will review your personal history and find out what your goals and expectations are for your health. We will perform an examination to investigate your area of concern and to detect evidence of a spine not in proper alignment. We will also measure the function of your nerves and see your unique internal stress pattern using a Stress Response Evaluation. The results of this evaluation will provide you with a 12-minute “video” of your own internal reactions to stress and let you see how this is affecting your health right now. You receive your first chiropractic adjustment at this time, in most cases. We then schedule a follow up visit to review your test results and provide care recommendations based on your health objectives.

What kind of time and financial commitments do I need to make to get started?

The initial appointment for your spinal and stress evaluation takes just about one hour. The fee for the initial evaluation is just $245 and includes a thirty-minute follow up visit where we will discuss in detail the results of your evaluation and you receive a written report of your test results and care recommendations.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes. Adjustments to the spine are very safe when properly delivered. There are no studies to show the dangers of a chiropractic adjustment. In fact, chiropractic as a whole is the safest healing art known.

What is that cracking sound?

Don’t worry; it is not your bones! There is not one bone in the human body that touches another. In the more mobile joints there is synovial fluid in between the bones. In the less mobile joints there is cartilage. Gas builds up within these joints as a normal byproduct of cell metabolism. During a chiropractic adjustment, this gas gets released and creates the cracking sound.

Do I have to go for the rest of my life?

The answer is no. You don’t have to got to a chiropractor forever. I don’t even know how that got started. The truth is, the choice is always yours. We know that the better we maintain things the longer they will last and the better they will perform for us. Your spine and nervous system are no different. How long will you continue to eat healthy food, drink clean water and brush your teeth? Chiropractic is effective at eliminating common complaints and works even better as a proactive approach to health, just like any other healthy lifestyle habit you choose.

So then… What do you want for your health?
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