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All About Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

The word Chiropractic means "done by hand". It is the world's largest drug-less health profession. Chiropractors specialize in treating people who suffer from dysfunction of the nerves, joints, and muscles. Apart from neck, back, arm and leg pain, the list of ailments that respond to Chiropractic include: headaches, migraines, numbness, tension, sprains/strains, etc.

Chiropractic care works through the wonders of the spine and nervous system. The degree of health one can experience is dependent on the body being free from any interference to the nervous system. If the vertebrae of the spine (which protect the spinal cord and spinal nerves) are in any way disturbed, this causes interference with nerve impulses which are essentially responsible for every function our bodies undertake. This dysfunction is called a Subluxation. Subluxations are caused by insults to the nervous system by way of thoughts (mental stress), traumas (physical stress) and toxins (chemical stress). Chiropractors receive a minimum of seven years of intense training so they may detect and correct Subluxations.

"The mind must be cured as well as the body, as the mind so is the body." ~Daniel D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic.

This is my first visit to a Chiropractor - what can I expect?

After you complete a health history form, your chiropractor will conduct a thorough physical examination and discuss your concerns in confidence. He/she will recommend a treatment based on the results of the examination. Any questions you have will be answered and treatments can usually begin on the same day.

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is the careful and precise re-alignment of the bones in your body to restore function to the nervous system. The results of the restoration of function can include relief from pain or discomfort, improved strength and coordination, improved sleep, and enhanced bodily function. In truth, the possibilities are endless! Only licensed and certified Doctors of Chiropractic should be allowed to adjust your body in this manner.

Is it safe for my child?

Yes. Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment for children of all ages. Your Chiropractor will examine your child and recommend appropriate treatment and/or consultation with other health care providers. Infants can benefit from spinal check-ups right from birth! Common childhood problems can include postural disturbances, head, neck and back aches, arm, joint dysfunction, and gait problems.

Chiropractic benefits your entire family!

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on the severity of your problem, you may be asked to make several appointments with your Chiropractor for treatment. If you have an injury which was left untreated for some time, you may require several treatments to restore proper function in the injured area. To maintain good health and prevent problems from occurring, regular visits to your chiropractor every few weeks are recommended.