Chiropractic Treatment FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that addresses irregularities in the spinal anatomy. Chiropractic care helps the rest of the body to regulate and heal itself. As all nerves pass through the spinal column, the spine is the logical area of focus to relieve pain from injuries and other chronic ailments.
2. How can chiropractic care help me?
Chiropractic care helps to treat the underlying causes of pain so that your body's natural healing processes can get to work for you. Chiropractic care addresses the causes of pain, not just the symptoms of pain. Restoring the body's spinal biomechanics and nerve function are key to optimizing your health. Proper spinal care proactively help you to avoid chronic aches, pains and even injuries.
3. What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment helps to restore normal motion to the joints and bones giving your body the ability to move around and function as it should.
4. How will a chiropractic adjustment help me?
Imagine that a garden hose represents your spinal column. When the garden hose gets twisted or kinked, the natural flow of water through the hose is diminished and pressure builds within the hose. The same is true when your spine is twisted or placed under extreme pressure. The nerves in the spinal chord become "kinked", are placed under increased pressure and result in back pain all the way out to the limbs. A spinal adjustment removes the "kink", relieving pressure on the nerves and allowing nerve impulses to flow, reducing pain and preventing long term damage.
5. Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is very safe. Chiropractors rely on their hands and their medical instruments to heal. Chiropractors do not rely on prescription drugs and scalpels.
6. For how long will I need chiropractic care?
It all depends on you and your body. Some patients get the best results from a regular, customized program. Some patients only come in for periodic check-ups. Some patients seek care when they are in crisis mode and experiencing pain. The duration of care is a function of how you choose to maintain and treat your body. It all depends on you, your body, your daily routine and your symptoms. You should discuss an individualized treatment plan with your chiropractor.
7. is there a way to accelerate the healing process?
The body's natural healing processes can not be rushed. However, there are ways to accelerate your recovery. Get as much rest as possible, eat a healthy diet, regularly perform exercises to strengthen the injured area and seek chiropractic care early in the recovery process. And of course, the healthier you are when you ge injured, the faster you will heal.
8. What ages groups are eligible for chiropractic care.
People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care. infants who experience trauma during the birthing process can physically benefit and also sleep better and longer. Children who are physically active and prone to bad falls or collisions should receive chiropractic check-ups after the event. Regular chiropractic check-ups can also help to screen out hereditary childhood diseases such as scoliosis. Senior citizens can experience improved mobility, range of motion, endurance and better general health to offset the effects of the aging process.