No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.
Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited. The risks associated with taking a shower are considerably higher than anything we do in our practice. As is driving your car, or eating at a new restaurant (food poisoning). Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. Relax, knowing these are much riskier than receiving chiropractic care in our practice!
Can’t I Adjust Myself?
No. Some people can make their joints “pop” but that’s not an adjustment! Each adjustment is specific and localized and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care. Your spine should not be ‘cracked’ by anyone that has not had the proper training as you can end up doing long term damage.
Will I need an X-ray?
X-rays will be required only if clinically relevant. This allows the chiropractor a true picture of potential problems and to help determine the appropriate care tailored to your individual needs.
Can I Have Chiropractic Care After Back Surgery?
Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. Surgery often causes instability above or below the involved level. This will be the focus of your chiropractic care as well as the unaffected areas of your spine.
What Does An Adjustment Feel Like? Will it Hurt?
Under normal circumstances chiropractic adjustments are painless, 'cracking' having a strange but not painful sensation that accompanies it. Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness.With an acute injury there maybe some discomfort due to inflammation of the area.Repeated adjustments are sometimes necessary.
What to Expect?
After listening to some history from you, the chiropractor will assess the state of your problem areas, tell you their findings and proceed with treatment. They will let you know if they recommend more visits, each visit builds on the progress of the last and can help maintain good wellbeing
Can Patients With Osteoporosis Get Chiropractic Care?
Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.
Why Would A Newborn Get Adjusted?
Birth is one of the most traumatic events in a person's life as all new parents know. Recent studies are suggesting that conditions such as colic, poor appetite, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, inability to turn the head in one direction, lying with the head tilted to one side can be signs of a Spinal Problem. Pediatric adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, the Chiropractor applies no more pressure than you would use to test a ripe tomato.
How Do I Know Whether Someone I Care About Could Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Everyone Benefits!!! Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue. Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.
Isn’t Some Kind of Back Pain Normal?
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
How Long Does an Appointment Take?
The initial new patient visit takes approx 30 min, this may vary from patient to patient. Regular visits are scheduled for 15 min and may also vary from patient to patient.