Frequently Asked Questions
Will Adjustments Make My Spine Too Loose?
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?