FAQ

Is it okay to get chiropractic care if I’m pregnant?

Pregnancy is an especially good time for a better functioning nerve system. As the baby grows, the extra weight puts additional stress on spinal joints. We often receive referrals from OB/GYNs because Chiropractic offers a safe way to relieve back pain in expectant mothers without the need for drugs, and our techniques can be applied without the need for x-rays. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve the comfort of their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.

Can a person who had back surgury see a chiropractor?

Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years after the surgery was performed. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This, all too common occurrence, is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic can be highly effective in managing this discouraging condition and may help prevent additional back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized, much back surgery can often be avoided altogether. The special techniques used in these cases are entirely safe, even for spines that have undergone fusion and instrumentation.

Is chiropractic safe?

Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or drugs with side effects. One can merely compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals, as proof. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical and osteopathic practices.

Do children need chiropractic care?

Similar to requiring regular dental check-ups, children require regular spinal check-ups, to insure the development of healthy spines. Many significant spinal problems can have their origin in the accidents of a normal, active childhood and even in the process of childbirth, itself. There have been a number of studies linking a healthy spine and nervous system with increased immunity. Many parents report fewer missed school days when their children are checked regularly. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for a child’s smaller spine.

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works to correct acute and chronic spinal joint injuries that change the way the spine interacts with the central nervous system. Such injuries, known as vertebral subluxations, irritate these delicate spinal nerves, causing “Neuroarticular Dysfunction” and may result in a variety of health problems and permanent damage to the spine itself. When under the proper control of a healthy nervous system, cells, tissues, and organs in your body can better resist disease and ill health. Chiropractic goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle to promote sound health with less dependence on drugs and surgery.

What is chiropratic wellness?

There’s nothing mysterious about chiropractic. It’s a natural method of health care that focuses on the role that the nerves, muscles and bones play in the overall health of the patient. By treating the causes of health problems, rather than just masking symptoms, Chiropractic is based on the simple but powerful premise that, a normally functioning and healthy nerve system allows your body to be better able to heal itself. Chiropractic is safe, effective and natural and is often an alternative to drugs and surgery.