FAQ

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is a tiny, often PAINLESS physical distortion or misalignment that interferes with the flow of information. Subluxations are blockages that interfere with internal communications, inner harmony and healing. These blockages can cause physical, mental/emotional malfunction. They are often associated with loss of energy, pain, weakness and disease of all types.

D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of Chiropractic, said; “Every act and thought is controlled by the nerves; they furnish the life of the body.” Disease, he reasoned, occurred when the subluxation interfered with the ability of the nerve to transmit impulses from brain to body and body to brain. The body then could only do its best with incomplete and inaccurate information creating a situation of disease or less than optimal health.

How do you get subluxations?

Subluxations are usually the result of physical, emotional or chemical stresses. Physical stresses might include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions or in properlifting. Emotional stress, such as grief, anger or depression, may produce subluxations. Alcohol, drugs or preservatives are common examples of chemical stress.

Can I tell if I have a subluxation?
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity—you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, young people to seniors, chiropractic care has been the answer to optimum health. Many people see a chiropractor for back, neck or other joint problems. Still others find that regular visits to their chiropractor keep them in peak condition. Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the spine – a crucial component of our body – for granted. Call us today because regular checkups of your spine can help you maintain better health.
Is Chiropractic Safe for All Ages?
Chiropractic is a safe, efficient means to maintaining a healthy body for patients of any age. Chiropractic is a conservative and natural healing art and science that features a holistic, drug-less approach to healing people. Since it is non-invasive and non-surgical it provides a safe, effective means of treatment for all ages from very young children to teens, adults, and seniors.
Can children benefit from chiropractic care?
Yes! Children tend to be very physically active and often experience injuries such as falls, strains, and blows, which can affect their nervous system. If your child displays symptoms of discomfort, headaches, changes in behavior or movements, they could be experiencing back or neck pain, or other misalignments that can cause stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Many of these symptoms can best be treated with chiropractic care.  Chiropractic care can help restore your child’s nervous system function.
What does chiropractic cure?

Chiropractic doesn’t cure anything! Nor is it a treatment for disease. If there’s going to be any curing, your body will do it. Not doctors. And certainly not drugs. The best doctors reduce the interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its inborn healing capacity. That’s why chiropractors are interested in the nervous system with the revived nerve supply, your self-healing abilities are unleashed.

How long does it take for chiropractic to work?
Patient results vary depending upon many factors. How long have you had your problem? Do you keep you appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise, and nutrition? Are you in otherwise good health? Within a short period of time most patients sense enough progress to justify completing our recommendations.
Do I have a slipped disc?
Technically a disc can’t “slip.” The intervertebral disc is a pad of cartilage-type material situated between spinal bones. Each disc serves as a connector, spacer, and shock absorber for the spine. A soft, jelly-like center is contained by outer layers of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs help allow normal turning and bending. Because of the way each disc is attached to the vertebrae above and below, a disc cannot “slip.” However, trauma or injury to the spine can cause discs to tear, bulge, or worse, rupture. This can be quite painful, as the soft center of the disc leaks, putting pressure on the adjacent nerve roots and spinal cord. While results cannot be guaranteed, many patients have avoided needless surgery or a dependency on pain pills, by choosing chiropractic care for their disc-related health problems.
Do chiropractors believe in medicine and surgery?
Certainly, as Norman Cousins says: “There are times when intervention in the form of medicine or surgery is absolutely necessary but there is never a time when the nourishment one puts into one’s body or one’s mind is not essential to health.” Chiropractors would add spinal care to Mr. Cousin’s observation.
Will I have to come back forever?
Some people will say that once you go to a chiropractor you will have to go back forever. Kind of like a black hole from which you can never escape. The most important point to keep in mind is that of your own personal goals. Typically, we all share the goal of wanting good health. We have become a society, though, that wants the quick fix. We have learned to ignore our bodies and the way it communicates problems to us through a commonly used messenger called “pain.” Chiropractic patients learn to listen to their bodies and to take action when something is not exactly right. If this means that a chiropractic adjustment is appropriate, then they get adjusted. Does this last forever? We sure hope so!