Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to improve posture, function, and remove joint dysfunctions that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by correcting these problems, restoring your ability to be functional and pain free. Studies show that people who seek chiropractic care for back pain first have less pain and tend to have less back surgery than those who seek other care first. And don’t forget we don’t just treat back and neck pain, chiropractors effectively treat all the joints in the body as well as sports injuries, headaches and more!
Why should I see a chiropractor?
Seeing a Chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain, it can also help with pain in many other areas of the body, including but not limited to ankles, shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, or any other area of the body. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustments, and overall physical and mental wellness.
Once I start seeing a chiropractor, do I have to go forever?
No; however, some patients choose to be lifelong patients because they feel so much better. Many other people come in to be treated for a specific condition and then do not come back until they get hurt again. There is no reason why once you start seeing a chiropractor why you must keep going, but we think once you come in you will understand why people do!
Our office does their best to send you home with the tools you need to keep yourself feeling better, however sometimes our busy lifestyle, poor posture, and work habits get in the way and you need a little tune up. Our office is here to get you back into tip top shape so you can get back to enjoying life!
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
An “adjustment” is the minor movement of a joint in the spine, foot, shoulder, or any other area of the body. The objective of this movement is to restore proper motion that has been altered for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident or sports injury.
An adjustment is often a quick and deliberate movement from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a joint. It is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like the cracking of knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is, in reality, the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen within the joint capsule. If you are nervous or fearful about your first adjustment, be sure to address your concerns with your doctor.
What can I expect from my visit?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Typical results are a significant decrease or complete resolution of pain, improved function and ability to return to your activities. Many people also describe feeling less stiff or tight, higher performance and better mood. Patient also feel a sense of empowerment and control because we give them the tools they need to decrease their pain at home and keep it away.
Contact our office today for a consultation.