Frequently asked questions

  • What is chiropractic? 

    Chiropractic is a vitalistic approach to health, wellness and human performance. It involves the adjustment of segments of the spine by hand, to remove nerve interference.

    The nerve system is the major communication pathway between brain and body.

    A fully functional nerve system ensures the flow of vital information, which allows the body to adapt, heal and reach its optimum level of health.

    Chiropractic is not focused on back or neck pain, headaches, or any other condition, or symptoms, but instead is focused on function, which translates into improvements in many areas of daily life.

    Chiropractic care is a lifestyle choice. Many people decide to have a lifetime of chiropractic care, to ensure their continued health and ability to do the things they enjoy into the future.

  • How does chiropractic work? 

    Chiropractic works because you are a self healing, self regulating organism, controlled by your nerve system.

    Your body need three things to heal itself.These are information, materials and time.

    Information flows from your brain, down your spinal cord and out over nerves to every organ, tissue and cell, telling them what to do.

    Information from your body to the brain lets your brain know about the outside environment, and confirms that your body is functioning correctly.

    Loss of control of the spinal bones (vertebrae), called a vertebral subluxation interferes with this vital flow of information by irritating nerves.

    This alters the function of affected organs and tissues. Chiropractors perform specific, gentle spinal adjustments to restore normal spinal function and improve the mind/body connection.

    Once control is restored and information is flowing, your body can heal itself, and become healthier.

  • How do I know whether someone I care about could benefit from chiropractic care? 

    Everyone benefits from chiropractic care. Research is starting to show that the first subluxations occur before or during the birth process. You can have Vertebral Subluxations and not even know it.

    Like the early stages of tooth decay, cancer and many other conditions, subluxations can be present before the warning signs (symptoms) appear.

    By the time you are noticing any symptoms, there has been a problem for about twenty years, resulting in a number of bony, ligament, tendon and muscle changes. Sometimes these changes cannot be repaired.

    The concept behind chiropractic is that instead of trying to fix a problem, why not stop the problem from occurring in the first place.

    Chiropractic is a maintenance system, to ensure a fully functional spine and nerve system, allowing your whole body to reach optimum potential, and remain healthy for your lifetime.

    A thorough examination will show the location and severity of subluxations that you may have. Many chiropractors offer a complimentary exam to see whether they can help you.

  • How do you get subluxations? 

    There are three general causes of a vertebral subluxation. These are physical, emotional and chemical.

    Physical causes include accidents, sporting injuries, falls, repetitive movements, or heavy or improper lifting.

    Emotional stress from home or work can cause subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, pollution or poor nuitrition.

  • What is an adjustment? 

    Chiropractic adjustments involve a quick thrust in a specific direction to help restore spinal joint motion to dysfunctional joints.

    Some techniques use the chiropractors hands, a special table or a special adjusting instrument.

    Restoring joint normal joint motion reduces inflammation and irritation to the nerve, allowing vital information to flow through the body.

  • Why do newborns get adjustments? 

    Birth is one of the most traumatic events in a person's life. Ask any new father.

    Even today's natural methods can affect an infant's spine. Recent studies are suggesting that conditions such as colic, poor appetite, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, inability to turn the head in one direction, lying with the head tilted to one side can be signs of a Vertebral Subluxation.

    Pediatric adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, the Chiropractor applies no more pressure than you would use to test a ripe tomato.

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