How long will it take to fix my injury?
Every “body” that comes into a chiropractic office is different. Some people experience relief after one adjustment, while it may take several adjustments for others to find relief. The Doctor of Chiropractic will take a past and present illness history, perform a comprehensive neurologic, orthopedic, and chiropractic examination, and may order x-rays or laboratory tests. The doctor then establishes a diagnosis and determines what type of treatment is needed. The doctor also performs re-evaluations to determine progress and further treatment if needed.
Does it hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments usually do not hurt. Adjustments to certain joints in the spine or extremities may feel slightly uncomfortable or pressure, but once the adjustment is performed you should not feel pain. In general, patients enjoy being adjusted and like the way that the adjustment feels.
Further Frequently Asked Questions .....
Do You Offer An Aftercare Service?
Yes of course, should you want to prevent further injuries or would like the piece of mind that you don't want reoccurring injuries then we offer an aftercare service to look after your every need.
How Old must i be to be able to use a chiropractor?
There is no age limit on who can benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is safe for all ages because adjustments can be performed at different intensity levels and using different techniques depending on where you are in life.
Is It Safe?
Neck manipulation is a remarkably safe procedure. ... The name alone [i.e., 'chiropractic stroke'] defines causation when that is not known,” since many people go to chiropractors when they have neck pain that may be have turned into a stroke without manipulation.
What Does A Chiropractor do?
The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Chiropractors work with the bones and nerves of the spinal column and spinal cord, as well as the surrounding musculature and soft tissue.
Your spinal column is a series of movable bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the centre of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of nerves extend down the spine and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network that influences every living tissue in the body. Chiropractors locate where spinal vertebrae are impinging the nerves – called a “subluxation” – and correct that misalignment using an adjustment.
How Do I know if i need a chiropractor?
Another way I often hear this question is, “I’m feeling fine, why should I see a chiropractor?” The answer is a subluxation can be compared to a dental cavity – the first symptom that you have a cavity is not the moment the cavity began. You may have a cavity developing for a long time with no noticeable symptoms. The same can occur with spinal subluxations. Just because you are not experiencing any symptoms does not mean that you do not have a subluxation. That is why periodic examinations by a chiropractor are so often recommended.
What Is An Adjustment?
Chiropractic care is known (but not exclusively) for its use of the adjustment, sometimes called manipulation. An adjustment is a precise procedure in which the trained Doctor of Chiropractic exerts a specific corrective pressure at specific places on your spine or other joint. When a thorough examination reveals joints that are not in proper function, adjustments are applied to correct joint alignment/mobility, relieve associated muscle and nerve tension, improve balance, and assist healing.
What is the noise that comes from an adjustment?
Not all adjusting techniques that chiropractors use produce the popping noise that we associate with “cracking out knuckles.” Some chiropractic adjusting techniques make no sound at all. But many chiropractors do use techniques that create, in many instances, the popping sound of a spinal “release.” So what causes the noise? Contrary to some beliefs, it is not bones cracking or popping, it is simply carbon dioxide and nitrogen gasses that rush in to fill a partial vacuum created when the joint surfaces are slightly separated. It is this displacement of joint fluid that causes the noise.