What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is a gentle, carefully placed thrust which moves vertebrae into their proper position. The chiropractor usually delivers the adjustment by hand, but occasionally uses other instruments. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct a spinal subluxation.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Absolutely. Compared to other medical treatments, which include medication and surgery, chiropractic is by far the safest. It is estimated that 140,000 people in the USA die each year from drug-related reactions and nearly 100,000 people die as a result of medical errors. Insurance companies evaluate the risks of all professions, and charge a premium based on the risk the profession poses. Chiropractors have by far the lowest insurance premium of all medical providers. Even though thousands of chiropractic adjustments are made each year, only a few complaints are registered.

Why is the spine so important?

Your spine protects your spinal cord and nerves which send messages to the brain & the rest of the body. Improper position of the spine, (subluxation) can interfere with vital signals which may compromise organ & tissue function. Specific Chiropractic adjustments help to improve mind/body communication.

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a drugless, non-surgical form of treatment – a natural approach to health and wellness. Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The principal philosophy behind chiropractic care is that the body can heal itself without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are also concerned with preventing disease rather than treating it when it comes. For this reason, patients of chiropractic enjoy healthy lifestyles and are likely to save a great deal of money by all but eliminating the need for other healthcare.

The focus of Chiropractic is the nerve system function. Your spinal bones protect your spinal cord and nerves which control every cell, tissue and organ in your body! Your nerve system is the master controller, and works like a switchboard sending messages to the brain and the rest of the body. Once your spine is balanced and free of nerve interference your body works at its best, self healing and self regulating. Interferences to the nerve system are called subluxations.