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Below we've collected several useful FAQs for your benefit and convenience. Take a quick look through our list of answers to the questions that we hear the most.
Is chiropractic effective?
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. By restoring spinal function with chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
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 through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
What is subluxation?
This is the term used by some chiropractors to describe a spinal vertebra that is out of position that results to functional loss. It’s also medically defined as “…a partial abnormal separation of the articular surfaces of a joint.”
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is best associated with spinal adjustments. That popping sound you hear is the sound of pocket of gas released by joints as they fall back into place. The body is an integrated system; all body parts are intricately connected. A misalignment in one area can influence the other areas to be affected too which causes pain on several parts of the body. That’s when chiropractic care is greatly needed. It focuses on the idea that the injury will be fixed as natural as possible without the help of surgery or medications. It not only treats the minor stings that you’re feeling when you accidentally bumped your knee on something hard, but it also makes sure that your body will function in its full potential after the procedures.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulation is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. This is needed so chiropractors can realign the vertebrae that have moved out of its place. It is safe for its guaranteed to be drug-free and surgery-free as well so it doesn’t require long recovery process once you’re done with the treatment. It also has a very small chance of error because the treatment is 100% natural and conducted by professionals.
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 removes imbalances to allow the body to heal itself naturally. Chiropractors are trained to have the skill to remove these misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to. After an accident or even just poor diet, it’s possible that your body won’t work how it used to anymore. You’ll feel pain and uncomfortable areas on your body and that’s when the treatment should be considered. You should expect that your body will feel new, fully functional and to its proper state after the procedures.
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