Frequently Asked Questions//
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is a natural treatment that focuses on maintaining a balance between all of the body’s systems: muscular, skeletal and neurological. Furthermore, it addresses the way that these systems work together to heal the body.
What is that popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
The “popping” or “cracking” noise is simply the release of gas from a joint when bones move, much like when you “pop” the cork out of a bottle of champagne or when you remove a suction cup from a window. The same thing happens when you crack your knuckles. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort when this occurs.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors care for people of all ages, with a variety of conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches, and they also care for patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. DCs may also counsel their patients on topics such as diet, exercise, healthy habits, and general wellness.
Are adjustments safe?
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.
Is chiropractic okay for kids?
Yes, chiropractic care is very gentle. Children are very physically active and experience may types of falls and blows in daily life as well as from sports participation. These injuries may result in stiffness, soreness or discomfort.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself safely, correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a "popping" sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable.
How long does it take to heal?
Your healing depends on many factors including your current health and the severity of your issues. Like all processes with the body, healing takes time. We’ll support and educate you along the way, so you always know we’re here for you.