Chiropractic Adjustments

Does the adjustment hurt?

Under normal circumstances, chiropractic adjustments are painless. In our office, we pride ourselves on detecting and correcting subluxations in a gentle and pain free manner.

Is regular chiropractic care necessary?

Regular chiropractic care may be necessary to correct spinal subluxations and help maintain sound health and fitness. Your spine is under constant strain during your life.. Improper lifting techniques, poor posture, accidents, falls, traumas and gravity contribute to spinal strain. Ignoring the health of your spine can severely hamper the quality of your life. Regular chiropractic care can help detect small problems before they become serious. Timely adjustments can help detect and correct subluxations and maintain spinal integrity.

How old should a person be before he or she begins chiropractic care?

Chiropractic patients range in years from birth to old age. Regardless of age, the vertebrae can become misaligned. For example, the birth process may cause trauma to the neck and spine. Left uncorrected, the vertebral subluxation may disturb the delicate spinal cord and nerves which control the youngster’s muscles and organs. In some cases, an uncorrected subluxation may lead to a deformity of the spinal column. An early chiropractic checkup may detect many spinal problems while they are still easily correctable.

How will the adjustment help me?

Chiropractic adjustments by themselves do not actually heal the body. When any of the 24 moveable spinal vertebrae become misaligned, a basic imbalance or disruption can occur in the nervous and blood vascular systems, which may contribute to stress in the body. Chiropractic adjustments help eliminate that imbalance or disruption so that the body can function at its true potential.

Does an adjustment have to make a noise to be effective?

No, it is a common misconception that your joints must make a noise to be properly adjusted. However, more often than not when your vertebrae are adjusted, the smooth articular (joint) surfaces become separated, creating and then releasing a small vacuum, making a noise. This is the sound made when you crack your knuckles. Your chiropractor is concerned with the position of your vertebrae, not with the noise that may occur.

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