How does the body heal?

The body heals via direction from the nervous system. Think of your body’s nervous system as its electrical wiring, serving every single cell in your body either directly or indirectly. When we have Subluxation it acts like a short circuit, interfering with information that some part of your body was supposed to get. Regular adjustments allow optimal communication in your body to maximize healing.

Is it too early for my child to be checked by a chiropractor?

Absolutely not! The earlier the problem is detected, the greater the chance of it being corrected for a life of optimal health. As the twig is bent, so the tree grows. Bumps, falls, jumping and school bags, may all impact your child’s development.

Should chiropractic care continue even after I feel fine?

Chiropractors are trained to detect problem areas in your spine before they develop into problem conditions or symptoms. Just because symptoms disappear, does not mean you subluxations are corrected. Regular adjustments help to maintain or support a healthy spine and nervous system. Maintenance or wellness spinal care programs, which may include advice on posture, nutrition and exercise, can effectively prevent pain. However, how you choose to use chiropractic care is ultimately up to you. If your spine wears out, there is no solution. Because your spine directly influences the function of your nervous system, spinal decay permanently damages the nerves and spinal cord. Nearly everyone flosses and brushes their teeth even though their teeth don’t hurt. Spinal adjustments are like flossing the spine. Lifetime care of the spine should be a priority.

Can chiropractors prescribe medication or perform surgery?

Chiropractors believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and for that reason they don’t prescribe medication or perform invasive procedures. They focus on providing your body with the right elements for self-restoration by restoring free-flowing communication between all parts of your body.

Can chiropractors refer patients to other specialists?

Chiropractors are part of a network of health-care professionals. Like other doctors, they will make referrals for patients when necessary. Chiropractors are trained to recognize risk factors and signs of disease that are outside their scope of treatments and they will not hesitate to make a referral when it’s in a patient’s best interest.

Do Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) lack training compared to Doctors of Medicine (MD)?

After completing four years of undergraduate studies, chiropractic students then go on to complete four to five additional years of graduate studies at an accredited Chiropractic College or University. In addition to their academic and clinical studies, chiropractic students undergo several hundred hours of patient care and management in a clinical setting, and then must take rigorous National Board Exams and State Board Examinations to achieve licensure. Once licensed, chiropractors are often required to receive additional education each year, depending on the state in which they practice.

Chiropractic Medicine
540 Anatomy 508
240 Physiology 326
360 Pathology 401
165 Chemistry 325
120 Microbiology 114
630 Diagnosis 324
320 Neurology 112
360 X-Ray 148
60 Psychiatry 144
60 Obstetrics 148
210 Orthopedics 156

3,065 Total Hours 2,706

Other Required Subjects
Spinal Adjustments Pharmacology General Surgery
Manipulations Immunology Advanced Radiology

What causes the ‘cracking’ sound during an adjustment?

The sound is no reason to be concerned. The sound is not coming from the bones themselves. It’s coming from a lubricant called synovial fluid that’s found in every joint. That fluid contains dissolved gases. During the adjustment the joints are slightly separated to move into proper position. This releases the built-up pressure on the fluid and gasses and creates a ‘pop’ and not all adjusting techniques produce the noise, which means an adjustment can be proper and effective, even if you do not hear any noise.

Does the adjustment hurt?

Most chiropractic adjustments are not only virtually painless; they actually feel great and relieving. In cases of a recent injury, inflamed tissue may react to adjustments and cause some discomfort. Application of ice after treatment may soothe any irritation.

What causes Subluxation?

You can become ‘Subluxated’ just by living life! Many simple things, such as poor posture, gravity, stress, and bad habits can cause Subluxation. Also, car accidents, slips and falls, sporting injuries, and even the birth process can begin this devastating process of spinal breakdown.

What is a subluxation?

Subluxation refers to a spinal bone (vertebrae) that is not in its right position or not moving in its normal range of motion. Misaligned vertebrae are irritating nerves and blood vessels, which in turn affects the way your body communicates with your spine. Subluxations are the cause of many pains and dysfunctions in muscles and organs. The body’s natural ability to heal itself is greatly improved with the subluxation removed.