What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on applying scientific fact to stimulating your body's own remarkable resources. These important self-regulating and self-healing functions are controlled by your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. When the nervous system is impaired through illness, injury or stress it can cause tissues and organs throughout the body to function poorly. Doctors call this degenerative chain reaction the vertebral subluxation complex. It is an underlying cause of many health problems.

With chiropractic's hands-on, drug-free health care approach, millions have found a healthier lifestyle through diet, exercise and maintaining proper spinal function.

What Is an Adjustment?

When performing an adjustment your chiropractor applies precisely directed force to a joint that is "locked up" or not moving properly. Restoring normal motion to joints can allow bones to gradually return to a more proper position and your body to function as it should. This safe, natural approach to removing interferences with spinal and nervous system function can improve your overall health.

This is not to say, however, that all adjustments are the same. Just as chiropractors are different individually, so are the many techniques. Usually the doctor's hands or a specially designed instrument deliver a quick, therapeutic thrust to the affected joint. Other techniques however may require slow, constant pressure.

Based upon years of training and experience, and careful evaluation of your unique spinal problem, the chiropractor will recommend an individual program of care.

Is There A Way I Can Speed the Healing Process?

The body's natural healing ability can't be hurried. However, there are several things you can do to give yourself the best chance for a speedy recovery. Your chiropractor will teach you proper sitting and lifting postures. Specific exercises to strengthen and retrain the muscles supporting your spine also may be recommended.

While you are healing, get as much rest as your body needs, but avoid sleeping on your stomach. Eat a healthy balanced diet. If you are overweight, this is the best time to reduce stress to your spine by taking off extra pounds.

Most important of all, keep all your appointments and follow your chiropractor's recommendations for the best results.

What Ages Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

All ages can enjoy healthier living through chiropractic care. For seniors, improved spinal function can mean better mobility, endurance, appetite, and an improvement in many age-related ailments. Children and even infants also can benefit. Spinal trauma can occur at birth and later childhood activities so most parents prefer to have their children checked regularly.

Chiropractors can help children with various issues such as ear infections, bed wetting, and allergies and even “growing pains” just to name a few.

When the body is changing through growth or through aging, maintaining good spinal and nervous system health is especially important.

For all ages, the safe, natural chiropractic approach to health maintenance makes sense.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

Most insurance plans and Medicare will cover adjustments for chiropractors, make sure you verify your coverage with your insurer. We can help speak to your insurance company, just let us know.

*Established patients get a free adjustment for referring new patients, so tell your friends to mention your name when calling to set up their new patient appointment.