Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are the only health care providers trained to locate and correct subluxations. Subluxations interfere with your body’s ability to function normally. Chiropractors are seen for a variety of health problems.

Why choose chiropractic?

Chiropractors are popular because they approach health care differently. Besides being effective, Chiropractic is the most popular natural, drug-free, surgery-free healthcare system in the world today. Chiropractors remove subluxations which allows your nervous system to function better. Many symptoms improve with the help of a Chiropractor.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors find subluxations and use chiropractic adjustment techniques to safely, gently, and painlessly correct these subluxations. In our office, we take the necessary x-rays to help the doctor identify the areas of your spine that are subluxated and not moving properly.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractic is known for treating musculoskeletal problems such as back, neck, disc, arm, shoulder,leg, hip, joint, nerve and muscle pain. Many people also seek care for headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, arthritis, scoliosis, digestive problems, and so much more.

Is chiropractic scientific?

Chiropractic is a science, art, and philosophy. It’s a scientific fact that your brain and nervous system control every cell, tissue and organ of your body. Research confirms that interferences to the nervous system (aka subluxations) change the way the body functions. Nerve interferences are most common along the spine. Objective tests help locate these subluxations and precise chiropractic adjustments help correct or reduce them.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic care has proven to be very safe. Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking a common, over-the-counter pain reliever. There is no use of drugs with various side effects.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

After you have completed the required new patient exam and x-rays, the doctor will perform a brief analysis before each adjustment. This may include various tests and palpation of the spine. Once a subluxation is located, the doctor uses various techniques to correct or reduce the subluxation allowing for the return of normal biomechanical function.

What can I expect after an adjustment?

Studies have shown that an adjustment directly affects your pre-frontal cortex, allowing you to have higher level thinking and reasoning and less anxiety. Many “post-adjustment” reactions are feeling “lighter” and more relaxed. You may experience an immediate change in any of your symptoms such as pain may disappear, you may be able to move, bend, and turn more easily, and you may feel more balanced. People also report sleeping much better after being adjusted!

Can chiropractic care help children?

Chiropractic is safe, comfortable, and effective for children. As for adults, chiropractors check your child’s spine for subluxations and correct them using gentle techniques. Some common childhood issues such as ear infections, colic, constipation, bed-wetting, torticollis, and some behavioral issues can improve with chiropractic adjustments.

Can you receive chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Throughout the course of pregnancy, there are many physiological and hormonal changes as your body prepares for the birth of your baby. Chiropractic care can help you better manage these changes as your pregnancy progresses. In a hospital study that incorporated chiropractic adjustments during the pregnancy, there was a 50% decrease in the need for painkillers during delivery.