What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care consists of a wide range of specific manual techniques, manipulations, and adjustments designed to improve the function of joints, relieve pain and muscle spasm as well as ease irritation to the nervous system. Ultimately, the goal of our treatment sessions is to resolve the cause of your discomfort, not just relieve your symptoms.
What is an adjustment?
A gentle, specific "thrust" delivered by hand or instrument. The purpose of which is to realign a vertebral joint, or other joint within the body which has become “fixated”, or misaligned in a given position.
Does it hurt to get adjusted?
No. Chiropractic adjustments are very gentle and help your joints return to their normal alignment. This helps ease stress and tension on the surrounding joints and muscles. Once you begin receiving them regularly you will notice a difference not only in how you feel, but also notice increases in mobility and energy.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Yes. Statistics prove that chiropractic care is one of the safest types of healthcare in the world. You only need to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to those paid by medical doctors. Doctors of Chiropractic pay only a small fraction (approx. 1/20) of the price medical doctors pay in malpractice premiums. The amount a profession pays is typically an indicator of the risk involved with the procedures they perform.
What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment?
That sound is not your spine "cracking" or "popping", as most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. This noise is no different then the noise produced when cracking one’s knuckles. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques use little force and thus produce no noise at all.