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