An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural method of health care with the proven ability to relieve back pain, increase vitality, and promote well-being. For over a century, doctors of chiropractic have successfully helped millions of individuals recover from spine related health problems.
When will I feel better?
Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, where others may take two to three weeks before they achieve substantial progress. Many factors can affect the healing process. How long have you had your problem? Are you getting proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Do you smoke? Are you in otherwise good condition? Are you keeping your appointments? Better results can be achieved by fully understanding and following the doctors' recommendations.
What is that "popping" sound when I get an adjustment?
The sound you hear when receiving an adjustment is nothing more than the sound of a temporary vacuum that is the result of a change in pressure within the joint that releases a gas bubble. No pain is involved.
Will chiropractic treatment help with back pain?
Chiropractic treatment is based on the concept that restricted movement in the spine may lead to pain and reduced function. Spinal manipulation (adjustment) is then used to treat the restricted spinal mobility. The goal is to restore spinal movement and, as a result, improve function and decrease back pain.
Is chiropractic safe?
YES. Its non-surgical, drug free approach to health places chiropractic among the safest of all health care practices. Remember, chiropractic takes nothing out of the body and puts nothing in. As a result, chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice rates of all health care professions.
Is chiropractic appropriate for children?
YES. When treating children the doctor will use a gentle technique that involves no more pressure than testing the ripeness of a tomato. By knowing exactly where to adjust the doctor uses a safe and gentle technique. The causes for chiropractic care in children are many. Is your child active and experience many types of falls and blows? Does your child suffer from ear infections? colic? poor eating habits? These can all be symptoms of spinal distress.
What if chiropractic does not work?
If the doctor is unable to find and correct your particular problem, he will refer you to other specialists who may be able to help. Your health is our primary goal.
Why should I continue chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is not only a great way to get your body working properly, it is a great way of KEEPING your body working properly. Why wait until you are sick to do something about your health? Chiropractic helps you to STAY healthy, to prevent health problems, and to assist your body's effort to function optimally so that you feel your best every day of your life!