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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is chiropractic?

What can chiropractic treat?

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

What insurance networks do you participate in?

How can vitamin supplements help me?

Can I receive chiropractic care if I am pregnant?

 

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is a conservative, non-invasive treatment that is safe and effective. Relief is provided without the use of drugs or surgery. In most cases, chiropractic care is less expensive than medical care. Chiropractors are more extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular skeletal (nerve-muscle-bone-joint) disorders than medical doctors are.

Chiropractic has been helping people with musculoskeletal pain for over 110 years. Medical studies have shown that chiropractic can be effective at treating back pain, sciatica, neck pain, dizziness, and even high blood pressure. Millions of people have benefited from the natural approach of chiropractic.

The word chiropractic comes from the Greek “chiros” and “praktikos,” meaning “done by hand.” The technique of chiropractic was first developed by DD Palmer in 1895, and the theory of chiropractic was based on the concept that dysfunction in the spine can alter the function of the nervous system and create pain and illness..

What can chiropractic treat?

Following is a list of some of the most common things we treat as well as a brief definition of each.

 

Also be aware that very often such childhood diseases as asthma, ear infections, and even bed-wetting respond well to chiropractic care. These conditions are very often caused by subluxations, which cause pressure on nerves that innervate and control the respective organs. The nerve fails to work properly so the organ it controls fails to function in the way it should.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "locked up," or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health. Gentle spinal adjustments boost your body's immunity.

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How can vitamin supplements help me?

Today as many as 40% of American adults take vitamin supplements on a regular basis. Some people question whether the use of supplements is justified. But new lifestyles and new eating habits such as dieting, meal skipping, between meal snacking and the consumption of "empty calories" can work against good nutrition.

The most widely used guideline for nutrition is the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), as established by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). However, the NRC acknowledges the RDA's are "neither minimal requirements nor necessarily optimal levels of intake," in other words, many of us need more than the RDA.

Therefore, two issues need to be addressed:

  1. Are we meeting the RDA for all nutrients with diet alone?
  2. Do certain conditions increase the need for nutrients?

Several government studies over the past 25 years have shown widespread deficiencies of calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, and B6. The population groups most widely at risk are:

Other factors which interfere with nutrient intake include:

Scientific studies indicate that many factors increase nutrient needs beyond the RDA:

In summary, the high incidence of below RDA intakes presents a situation in which nutritional supplements are a ration and beneficial choice. Supplementation provides a practical means of increasing adequate nutrient intakes.

Can I receive chiropractic care if I am pregnant?

Pregnant women can safely receive chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractic treatments can promote a healthy, stress-free pregnancy by alleviating joint pain, muscle aches and nausea.

Chiropractors are trained to accommodate the special needs of pregnant women. Treatments are modified so that no pressure is applied to the abdomen.

Misaligned joints may be caused by the massive changes that occur during a pregnancy. Weight gain, changes to the alignment of the pelvis, changes to posture, and increased curvature of the back all contribute to pain and discomfort. Chiropractic treatments can be especially effective in reducing the effects of these physical stresses on the body.

Chiropractic treatment can provide relief for other symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea and morning sickness. Stress to the uterus and its supporting ligaments may be reduced by means of a specialized technique in establishing balance in the pelvis. This has also proved to be useful in helping breech babies turn naturally before the onset of labor. 

Maintaining a healthy spinal alignment will assist the body in functioning more effectively during this significant time of change.