Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?
Yes. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.
Is chiropractic care ok for children?
Yes, Chiropractic care is safe for children. Since significant trauma can occur in any birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal related problems.
Chiropractic care can also help with colic, breastfeeding and sleeping problems in babies.
Later in life, learning to walk, riding a bicycle and other childhood activities can cause spinal health problems. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular Chiropractic checkups may be able to identify these problems and help avoid some of the health complaints seen later in adults.
Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine, particularly babies.
Can I speed the healing process?
Healing takes time. However, when you adhere to sensible lifestyle choices such as regular rest, exercise, avoiding spinal stress, and maintaining a healthy diet, you enhance your ability to heal. Most importantly, follow your Chiropractor’s recommendations and adhere to your plan of care for optimal results.
How long will I need Chiropractic care?
This is dependant upon the length of time your problem has been present. Long-standing chronic problems cause the body to adapt and produce complex compensatory patterns of dysfunction. Consequently, your care is a process rather than a simple procedure.
Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing, minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness. This is like going to the dentist for a check up or having your car serviced.
It is always up to you how long you benefit from chiropractic care.
Consider this: If you were unfit and went to a gym, you would require a series of workouts over a period of time to gain the level of fitness that you desire. You would then need to maintain this level of fitness with ongoing training sessions. This is how you should view your Chiropractic care. How long you decide to benefit from Chiropractic care is always up to you.
I have heard that once I start chiropractic care, I'll have to continue with it for the rest of my life. Is this true?
You may have heard the notion that once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep going back. Before we answer that question, ask yourself how many times you have visited a dentist? Like most people, you’ve probably gone dozens of times. Why? Quite simply, to prevent your teeth from literally rotting out of your head.
Once chiropractic care eliminates your pain and rehabilitates the injured tissues we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Like your dentist and like many of the medical experts are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries in the future.
So the answer is yes, we want you to keep coming back, but just periodically. Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing, minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. Government studies conducted in recent years have concluded that Chiropractic care is both extremely effective and cost efficient compared with medical and other forms of therapy for spinal complaints. Chiropractic is a safe, natural and non-invasive approach to health care.
How are the doctors educated?
To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete a 5 year university degree and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution.
Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable them to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.