Does it hurt?
Most of the time chiropractic adjustments are painless and actually feel good. Most patients look forward to their treatments. In cases of recent trauma, such as whiplash, mild discomfort may be experienced the first few times, due to inflammation and muscle spasm. It is also common to feel sensation in the extremities briefly following treatment due to the release of pressure from the affected nerve.
Are Regular Chiropractic Visits Necessary?
The choice is always yours. Regular chiropractic care, like regular dental care, will help eliminate small problems before they become big ones. Timely adjustments help restore integrity and balance to the muscular, skeletal, nerve and immune systems. It’s always easier to fix small problems then big ones. But the choice is always yours.
How does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractic “works” by relieving interference and improving the quality of nerve flow.
It’s that simple. When the nervous system is balanced your body can then heal itself naturally, as nature intended.
Should I see a Chiropractor if I feel fine?
Do you ever go to the dentist when you have no pain? Occassional Chiropractic checkups can detect small problems before they become big ones. Even if you feel fine, chiropractic can help your body maintain its optimum level of function and health.
Do chiropractors uses drugs & surgery?
Chiropractic is a holistic, natural form of health care that uses only natural healing principles without the use of drugs & surgery.
Drugs interfere with the body’s healing mechanisms, produce side effects, create dependence and lead to drug-caused disease or complications.
The first response in most illnesses and injuries should be conservative. Your chiropractor will refer you to a medical doctor for drugs or surgery when drugs are absolutely necessary.
What about chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Chiropractic can reduce the pain associated with child bearing and delivery, by maintaining proper alignment in the pelvic and spinal bones. Pregnant women under regular Chiropractic care often experience fewer headaches, less nausea and better elimination. Studies show these women have significantly shorter labor, which reduces the stress of child birth on the mother and child.
Spinal manipulation is traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from 2700 B.C. in China and Greece mention spinal manipulation to ease back pain. Hippocrates, the father of medicine wrote,” Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases. ”
Dr. Daniel D. Palmer named Chiropractic in 1895 after helping a deaf janitor regain his hearing with a spinal manipulation. Palmer read the medical journals of his time and developed a theory that misaligned spinal bones put pressure on the sensitive nerves and caused a whole host of problems.
In 1897 he established the first School of Chiropractic and today there are Chiropractic Colleges and Universities across the U.S. and around the world.
A New Zealand study published in 1979 strongly supports the efficacy of chiropractic care. It was influencial in expanding medical cooperation and acceptance of chiropractic care. In 1993 a study published in Canada pointed out the cost effectiveness of chiropractic and concluded that, it’s natural and preventative approach, could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually in work disability payments and direct health care costs.