Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages!
Chiropractic care focuses on correcting the problem rather than covering up the symptoms. Learn more about the benefits of chiropractic!
What is chiropractic?
According to the ACA (American Chiropractic Association), Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctor of chiropractic
Also referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, doctors of chiropractic practice a hands on, drugless approach to health care which includes examination, diagnosis and treatment. The doctor of chiropractic is a portal of entry physician, which means that you do not need a referral in order to be seen.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a controlled force that is applied into an area of a joint that has become “subluxated” or misaligned. These “subluxations” or misalignments can result from tissue injury. The adjustment is most commonly delivered using the hands or in some cases by way of an instrument.
What is the popping noise?
The popping noise is often associated with a traditional chiropractic adjustment, like we use here in the office. It is the release of gasses inside of the joint capsule following quick mobilization of the joint. The audible “pop” or “crack” is common, but is not necessary in delivering an effective adjustment.
Do adjustments hurt?
Often times, chiropractic adjustments give fast relief of pain symptoms. The doctor is trained specifically in giving your body only what it needs to heal, therefore not creating more pain and problems. Some slight soreness can occur following your first ever adjustment because it is likely that your joints have never moved like that before. This is very similar to working out or exercising if not done in a while and feeling sore the next day.
Why do babies and children need chiropractic care?
The first 5 years of life will determine what the spine will be like for a lifetime. Subluxations of the spine typically start at the birthing process. The average child falls 1500 times in the first 2 years of life. Children will rarely complain of pain signals, which is why it is important to have them checked to prevent future issues from arising.