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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the method of using a specific, and precise amount of force applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This allows normal motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more natural position of motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, and nervous system function, the result being optimal health for the patient. There are many different ways to apply a spinal adjustment. Some methods include quick accurate thrusts, whereas others require slow and constant pressure to the target area. Usually the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument is used to apply the appropriate technique.

After years of training and clinical experience, each chiropractic doctor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiropractic care has an excellent safety record. This is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.

A thorough case history and examination help reveal areas of the spine that may be causing nervous system malfunction. Using this information to determine the best course of care for each patient not only provides a precise path to better health, but also isolates and targets the condition. This allows the treatment to promote the body’s natural inherent healing abilities.

Chiropractic care is a natural approach to better health that is proven safe and effective.

Do Children Need Chiropractic Care?

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

As a child grows, and learns to walk, ride a bicycle, and many other childhood activities spinal problems can develop. While a bandage, anti-bacterial ointment, and some comforting words will help cure a skinned knee, the damage to the spine that goes unseen falls into the unique domain of a chiropractic doctor.

Many childhood heath complaints are brushed off as “growing pains”. Some of these complaints can be traced back to abnormal spinal alignment. Regular chiropractic checkups can help identify these problems and help avoid, even prevent, many complaints seen later during adolescence, and adulthood.

Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s spine. Parents often report that their children not only enjoy their chiropractic adjustments, but seem healthier than other children.