How does Chiropractic work?
Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing organism controlled and regulated by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm whether your body is working as it should. Improper motion or positions of the moving bones of the spine may interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nearby nerves and the tissues they control. Precise chiropractic adjustments are intended to improve mind-body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
How many adjustments will it take?
The number and frequency of adjustments vary from patient to patient. Most patients see some progress within a week or two. As supporting muscles and ligaments heal, visits may become less frequent. More difficult, longstanding cases may require regular visits over many months or years to make lasting changes.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Each patient’s spine is unique, and each patient’s care plan is different. With 24 spinal bones (that can each move in seven different directions), we see a wide variety of spinal patterns. Everyone’s care is tailored for his or her age, condition and health goals.
Is it safe for pregnant patients to have chiropractic care?
Yes. Pregnancy maybe one of the best times to benefit from chiropractic care. While it’s always best to have a properly working nervous system, it’s especially helpful during pregnancy. Adjusting methods are modified to a mother's size, weight and condition. During this time of weight gain and hormones change, many mothers seek chiropractic care because it is drug free. Many report shorter and easier births.
Can children get problems?
Yes. Learning to walk, riding a bike or playing sports can cause subluxations that are often passed off as mere “growing pains.” Chiropractic care detects and helps correct these spinal distortions, providing a clear path toward proper development. Ignored, these problems may worsen until they become more difficult to correct as an adult.
Is Chiropractic scientific?
Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy. It’s scientific fact that your brain and nervous system control every cell, tissue and organ of you body. Research confirms that interference to the nervous system changes the way the body functions. Nerve interference are most common along the spine. Objective tests help locate these interference, called subluxations, and precise chiropractic adjustments are designed to help correct or reduce them.