How can Chiropractic help me?
Chiropractic can assist you by working with you and your other health care professionals by maintaining your spine in proper alignment and mechanical function. Every part of your body depends on your spine for proper support and function. Maintaining proper body mechanics by using chiropractic care is an important part of staying healthy for people of all ages.
What is a Chiropractic adjustment?
The gentle correction of a misalignment(subluxation) to restore normal joint function and alignment. It can be performed by hand in which case you can hear a light popping sound, or it can be performed by instrument such as an activator that produces a controlled force into the joint to make the correction.
What are the main causes of subluxations?
1. Physical Traumas such as slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motions, bad posture, back packs, and birth traumas (delivery, forceps, suction); 2. Emotional Stress such as grief, anger, fear and depression; 3. Chemical Imbalance such as increased alcohol use, drugs, environmental issues and poor diet can cause subluxations.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people may make their joints “pop” and think they've made an adjustment. Wrong! Damage can occur by “self manipulating” a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. Adjustments are specific and require the skill of a professionally trained doctor of chiropractic to administer. Even your chiropractic doctor must consult a colleague to personally benefit from chiropractic care.
What if I do not respond to chiropractic?
The consultation and examination are necessary to determine if chiropractic can help your condition. If not, you may be referred to another specialist who might be able to help. In any event, your health and happiness are our primary goal.