Is Chiropractic Effective?
Yes! Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. Research has shown that, restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, actually impacts the way your brain works.
Why Should I See a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance. If your spine is not moving properly it makes it harder for your brain to accurately perceive what's going on in your body.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It’s based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In chiropractic healthcare, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
Are Adjustments safe?
Yes, they are very safe.
An adjustment is a gentle force applied from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a joint and send sensory information to the brain. The brain will in turn send this information to the muscles. This happens with a quick movement and is painless the majority of the time. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles which is referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
What Can I Expect from My Visit to a Chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. Most people feel a sense of relief after an adjustment.