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Frequently Asked Questions

These are just some of the common questions we are asked. If you do not see the question you really want to ask, by all means ask us. Do not hesitate. We hear all kinds of questions from "Can acupuncture help with impotence?" to "My grandma told me to never crack my knuckles".

 

What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the science, art & philosophy of locating & correcting vertebral misalignments through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments thus allowing your body to function at it's optimum potential.

How is a chiropractic doctor different from a medical doctor?
A chiropractor has the initials DC after his or her name. This stands for Doctor of Chiropractic. The educational requirements for Doctors of Chiropractic are similar to that of Medical Doctors (MDs) and generally include 4 years of undergraduate study, (usually pre-med) and 4-5 additional years of advanced study. The doctor of chiropractic utilizes a natural bio-mechanical correction and seeking to find the source of the problem.

What is a subluxation?
A misalignment of one or more of your spinal bones (vertebrae), which causes interference to your nervous system. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body's natural ability to heal itself & function at it's optimum potential becomes impaired. A subluxation is a perfect example of how structure affects function.

What is an adjustment?
A gentle, specific thrust delivered by hand or instrument. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct your spinal misalignments thus removing the nerve interference in your body.

Does it hurt to get adjusted?
No. Chiropractic adjustments feel great. I am confident that once you begin receiving your adjustments, you will begin to look forward to them. They will become one of the highlights of your week or month. When you allow the vertebrae in your spine to return to their proper position, you will notice much less stress and tension.

Why do my children need chiropractic care?
The birth process is often the cause of your child's first misaligned bone. A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 80lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. Then, as children grow up and become more adventurous, the number of injuries to their spines become countless. The repeated falls as children learn to walk, the running, jumping, twisting, bumping and falling all over the place while playing in the yard or on an athletic field will often cause your child to become misaligned. However, often children do not show any signs or symptoms until later on in life. Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body; a more balanced flow of energy and overall increased performance as she/he passes through their windows of development.