Frequently Asked Questions
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixed, "locked up", or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural process is improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and improved health.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the science of locating malfunctioning spinal structures, the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system, and the philosophy that, when working properly, the body has the potential to heal itself.
What are subluxations?
When bones of the spinal column lose their normal motion or postion, they can rub, choke, or irritate the spinal cord and nerve roots. By removing interferences to the function of your nervous system allows your body's inborn healing ability to do its job.
Do I have a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve (compressive lesion) is actually rare. Researchers suggest that only 10%-15% of spince related problems are caused by direct pressure of bone on nerve tissue! This can result in numbness, burning, or a "pins and needles" feeling. More frequently, nerves are irritated (facilitative lesion). This is caused when nerve tissue is rubbed, scraped, stretched by a loss of spinal curve, or irritated by malfunctioning spinal bones.
Why do I need chiropractic care if I am not in pain?
Because of its focus on the nervous system, chiropractic care can be an important part of a wellness lifestyle. The nervous system controls the function of virtually every aspect of our lives. Maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is essential if you want to be your very best.