Why Chiropractic?

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is any area of your spine that is misaligned or not moving properly

causing nerve interference.

How do I know if I have subluxations?

The only way to know if you have subluxations is to be examined by a doctor of

chiropractic. Most people have subluxations and don't even know it! Like a cavity in a

tooth or cancer, subluxations may be painless or non-symtomatic.

What is an adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments are usually a short quick thrust that repositions the vertebra

and restores normal motion to restricted joints. The doctor may use their hands,

special tables, instruments or other techniques to make adjustments.

Are adjustments safe?

Yes! Many studies show that chiropractic adjustments are very safe and chiropractic

care enjoys an excellent 110+ year track record. Compare the statistics, you are

about 100 times safer being adjusted than taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No. Only the joints that are "locked up" are adjusted. By removing the restriction, soft

tissues and nerves are allowed to heal.

What makes the sound during an adjustment?

Each joint in your spine is surrounded by a lubricating fluid. Some adjustments make a

"pop" when the fluid arround the joint shifts and gas inside is released. It's like opening

a can of pop or removing a suction cup.

Can people adjust themselves?

No. Some people can make their joints "pop" but they are most likely moving the joints

above or below the restricted or subluxated joint. Specific force needs to be applied at

the problem spot otherwise more damage can actually be done.

Can children/infants be adjusted?

Yes, and all kids should be checked for subluxations. The most common cause of first

subluxations are from birth itself. Kids spines should be monitored as they go through

the stresses of growing and developing along with other factors like falls, sicknesses,

and diet that can all be contributors to childhood subluxations. It's much easier to

keep kids spines healthy then it is to fix damaged spines once they are adults. Besides,

parents of chiropractic kids report that their kids get sick less often and have a higher

level of wellbeing.

Why do I need repeat visits?

How many visits you need depends on the condition of your spine when you start care

and the level of wellness you are interested in achieving. By the time most people have

symptoms bad enough to visit a chiropractor, damage has allready been long standing.

By that time, scar tissue or degeneration can surround joints and nerves making it

more difficult to break your body's subluxation pattern.

True healing can be a long process and symptoms often go away before full

stabilization has occurred. After corrective care, the only way to maintain a healthy

nervous system is with periodic spinal adjustments.

Why doesn't my insurance company pay for more visits?

Third party payers or insurance companies have adopted a "medical" or "symptomatic"

approach to chiropractic care benefits. You may have limits on your policy for visits or

your doctor may be under contract to provide only a certain type or level of care.

Don't allow a profit motivated company to decide how valuable your health is. We have

affordable plans available for uncovered services. Our plans may even be more

affordable then using your insurance.

For more information, call our office and ask to schedule a no charge consultation with

one of our doctors @ (651)770-3805