An adjustment is the specific application of forces to facilitate the body's correction of vertebral subluxation. Our chiropractic method of correction is by specific adjustments of the spine.
A misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebra in the spinal column which causes alteration of nerve function and interference to the transmission of mental impulses, resulting in a lessening of the body's innate ability to express its maximum health potential.
It is important to keep your spine and nervous system healthy throughout your life. Chiropractic care can help you express 100% life by keeping your mind-body connection clear. Since only 6% of your nerves feel pain, it is very important to have your nervous system and spine regularly checked by a chiropractor even if you have no symptoms. The nervous system also links hand in hand with the immune system. This means that people who get adjusted regularly have stronger immune systems than the average person.
This is exactly why it is so important to have your child adjusted as an infant. Since their bones are still forming, it is important that they grow in proper alignment. Kids don't usually grow out of bad posture, they grow in to it. As for safety, chiropractic care is safer for children than any other form of health care in the world. This is demonstrated by the low cost of chiropractor's professional liability insurance. In the 107 years chiropractic has existed in the world, there have been very few reported injuries to children by chiropractors.
Chiropractic will help you if you are pregnant by realigning your spine so that your nervous system can work properly and so that your pelvis is in proper alignment so that the baby can come out as quickly and easily as possible. Also, a technique called Webster’s technique will help your baby get in to the best position for delivery possible through specific adjusting to the spine and abdomen. This will help to restore tone to the uterus and muscles of the pelvis so that the baby will be able to be in the best position possible for safe and easy birthing.
Chiropractic gets to the root of health issues. Drugs and surgery are sometimes necessary but certainly not with the frequency they are used today. You should always try to find the answers to your health issues by using the least invasive and healthiest ideas first.
No - you don't get hooked. Chiropractic is no different than other healthy things like exercising, eating healthy or drinking bottled water. Once you've experienced it on a regular basis, most people adopt it as part of a healthy lifestyle.
In the 1940's and 1950's it was quite common to see chiropractors for many different reasons from pneumonia to cancer. It was to the point that more were going to chiropractors than medical doctors. Medical doctor's lost millions in revenue from this and it became a financial decision not to associate with chiropractors or refer to them. They also disseminated enormous amounts of false literature to newspapers and the general public that included many lies they had invented regarding dangers of chiropractic. The greed came to the point that if a chiropractor would refer a patient to a medical doctor who was suspected to be having a heart attack, the medical doctor would not take them because they had associated with a chiropractor. Chiropractors had to go underground or fear arrest for practicing medicine with out a license. Chiropractors battled back from this and sued the AMA. The lawsuit took over 20 years and millions of dollars to complete but the American Medical Association was finally found guilty of violating antitrust regulations and conspiring against free trade by the Supreme Court. The financial settlement was for an undisclosed amount, suspected to be multimillions of dollars. Unfortunately some of the animosity and false teachings regarding the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care are still spewed by medical doctors today. Fortunately many medical doctors today are better educated and motivated more by helping people than their forefathers were.
Many insurance policies contribute toward chiropractic care. They will usually contribute towards symptomatic care only. Keeping your family well and healthy will be your financial responsibility. Our office is set up so that chiropractic care is affordable for most families whose health is a top priority.