• Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an adjustment?

    A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function.

    Each day, millions of delighted patients choose chiropractic over drugs or surgery, as a common sense approach to better health. Every chiropractic adjustment is tailored to each patient. When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this condition.

    A chiropractic adjustment is the use of specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up,” or not moving properly. Adjustments help return the bones to a more normal position or motion, relieving pain and ill health.

    There are hundreds of ways to adjust the spine. Usually the doctor’s hands or a specifically designed instrument delivers a brief and highly accurate thrust. After years of training, each doctor has selected a variety of methods and becomes skilled in his or her delivery. Regardless of the technique used, each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the patient’s age, size, and unique spinal problem.

    Adjustments help normalize spinal function and avoid bone and soft tissue degeneration. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural healing process.

    A spinal adjustment is a highly specialized procedure your doctor of Chiropractic uses to free your body from a serious form of health-destroying stress called the vertebral subluxation complex (Vertebrae out of its proper position, adding stress onto a nerve). It takes years of training for your Chiropractor to master the techniques needed to locate and correct your subluxations.

    Does it hurt?

    No

    Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

    Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.

    What causes a subluxation?

    Subluxations are caused by 3 major stresses: Physical, Psychological, and Biochemical. Examples of physical stress include falls, accidents, the birth process, or anything that alters the biomechanics of the spine. Psychological stress includes any daily stress that you deal with, whether it is at home or at work.

    Biochemical stresses include anything put into your body that is not good for you, including the air you breathe, the food you eat, alcohol, tobacco, or medications. These three categories are responsible for causing subluxations throughout your lifetime. This is why we recommend Lifetime Chiropractic to everyone who wishes to be as healthy as possible!

    How can chiropractic help?

    Chiropractic adjustments help keep the patients range of motion active and help relieve tension in the spine, which is built up from the Scoliosis.

    What can I expect on my first visit?

    Exam, Possible X-Rays (depends on condition), Adjustment, and Consultation.

    Do you prescribe medication?

    Absolutely Not!!! Medication is for emergencies and has nothing to do with health.

    Do you recommend vaccinations? 

    No.

    If artificial immunization worked, vaccinated children wouldn’t get measles or other diseases; but they do. Your Doctor of Chiropractic has studied this issue and reached an informed decision for his own children. You should too.

    Realize that there is little proof that vaccines work. Many link the decline of certain diseases with the use of its vaccine. Yet, they ignore the improved sanitation, nutrition, and hygiene that vaccinated populations have enjoyed as widespread immunization was introduced.

    Plus, vaccines can be dangerous. It’s hard to predict how anyone, especially an infant, will react when injected with serums made from barnyard animal bloods, cultured monkey tissue, aluminum, and formaldehyde. Reactions can range from the disease itself, to disability, and even death!

    The fact that children survive inoculation is a powerful testament to the very immune system that is being tampered with by these substances!

    Before you agree to vaccinations or any other procedure, get the facts. Read books. Ask questions. Explore your choices. Maximize your child’s natural immunity by breastfeeding and assuring the proper diet, rest, and exercise. Include regular chiropractic checkups to optimize the nervous system, which controls the immune system and every other cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body.

    The decision to vaccinate goes beyond whether foreign substances are to be put into our children’s bodies. Societal pressure, the government, drug companies, schools, and even our families cloud the issue with coercion, misinformation, and fear.

    How often do I need to come back?

    This varies from patient to patient. Age, how long you have had the problem, daily habits, and general health all affect you care plan.

    Why do I have to come in for the rest of my life?

    This is a great question. The truth is that you do not have to come in for the rest of your life, although many people choose to. At what point in your life would you like to have pressure on your nervous system? Your nervous system controls the function of every cell tissue and organ in your body. I cannot honestly think of any time in my life that I would like pressure on the very thing that sustains and controls my every function.

    What is your education?

    Chiropractic doctors take a natural approach to health. Their education places special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques, and related subjects. This demanding curriculum prepares chiropractic doctors to locate and help correct nervous system dysfunction that can cause disease and ill health.

    Before graduation, there is a closely supervised internship at the chiropractic college clinic. This gives doctors valuable hands-on experience with actual patients. Before beginning practice, your doctor passed rigorous National Board Examinations. Then he or she applied to the licensing board and passed an even more difficult test, before being granted the privilege to practice.

    A chiropractic education never ends! Most doctors complete many hours of post- graduate instruction for their annual license renewal. Virtually every doctor attends seminars, scientific symposia, and reads professional journals to keep up with the latest research.

    Your doctor is well equipped with the education, skills, and clinical experience needed to detect, reduce and help prevent the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Which chiropractic college did your doctor attend?