FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Many people associate chiropractic care with pain in the neck and low back. Although we are very successful at helping people get out of pain in ANY body part, chiropractic is much more. Many people are surprised to learn that the first adjustment ever given caused the patient to regain his hearing!!! Since every body part receives a message from a nerve, adjustments can literally affect every cell, organ, and tissue. More importantly our goal is to make sure the WHOLE body is working properly and cohesively.
No, not generally. There are certainly times when correction of a posture is uncomfortable, much like working out, or performing a strenuous task of which you are unaccustomed. However, every effort is made to work within your tolerance, to make as much change as possible, in as short a time as possible, with minimal discomfort. Many times, patients have had an abnormal posture for many years. When this is the case, the muscles, ligaments, and joints are accustomed to their current position. Changing that position is important, and at times uncomfortable. However again I stress, never in such a way as to be intolerable to the patient.
Why do some people go to chiropractors over and over again? Someone told me once you go, you have to go forever.
Ultimately, your health is your own business. By learning the fundamental truth that “structure determines function” they desire to have their structure as normal and healthy as possible. Once your posture is corrected, you may require (and often do) occasional check ups to insure you remain aligned normally. This is not such a foreign concept. Think the people you know who have had their teeth aligned. More often than not, a “retainer” is required to maintain the new and healthy position of the teeth.
Ultimately, you decide what you want out of chiropractic care in my office. If you simply want to get rid of your pain without drugs or surgery, and as soon as you feel better, be done with your care, you may certainly choose this option (called “Symptom”). However, if you want to be as structurally sound as possible, you may choose to correct or improve your spine as much as is possible (“Remodeling Care”) and then periodically be checked to be sure you are as good as can be (“Wellness or Maintenance Care”).
Once corrected, many patients choose to continue supporting their health with periodic spinal adjustments. However, this choice is due to understanding the relationship between structure function, and optimal health.
Chiropractic care involves the repositioning of the spine to reduce pressure to the delicate spinal cord and nerves. Nerves are the messaging system of the body and interference to this system results in a poorly functioning body and subsequent pain, illness, and disease. Chiropractors perform an adjustment to the vertebrae which helps the joint move more appropriately and guides the spine into proper alignment.
Chiropractors successfully help with asthma and allergies, headaches, neck, middle, and lower back pain, not to mention sleep problems, ADD/ADHD, bed-wetting, colic, poor posture, common colds/flu, ear infections, and more.
Very!! Chiropractic is a natural form of health so you never have to worry about potential adverse side effects or damage. Low force, gentle adjustments are given in a relaxed atmosphere allowing the child to feel comfortable and safe.
This depends on the age of the child and their health history. Should x-rays be needed, every precaution is taken to use only the minimum exposure necessary. Much research on the potential harm of radiation has been done and the studies show that there is minimal negative effects. Most importantly, x-rays give us vital information as to the problem and is often a predictor of future health problems while still maintaining the natural philosophy that is chiropractic.
As mentioned previously, birth is one of the most traumatic events of our lives! Problems often start day one not to mention the many falls, activities, toxins from foods and medications, and more increasingly-damage from heavy backpacks, video games, and general poor posture. When you really think about a child’s day (imagine the running, jumping, tree-climbing, adventure seeking, sport and instrument playing, class sitting life of our kids) it’s amazing they make it at all! Although kids are very adaptive these stresses add up very quickly and set the tone for their future health.
Chiropractors are the only doctors who have extensive training in spinal conditions and posture and how that affects health. By having your child checked you can make sure they are growing properly and prevent future problems. This is especially important for scoliosis. Only a CBP doctor has the ability to recognize early signs of scoliosis and provide proper care and management. Unfortunately, scoliosis exams done in school are not valid and are often performed when a child is almost done growing which makes it harder to correct.
Education! By teaching children from a young age the importance of proper posture and how to develop good habits such as lifting, sitting, sleeping, studying, etc they will learn the good habits for the spine that all people should have.
The answer is quite simple. As soon as possible after birth. Most subluxations or problems with the spine start in utero with the birth position not to mention the stress with the birth process itself! This often startles people because they think if they do not have pain, why should they be examined? If this philosophy was applied to dental evaluations and treatment, the condition of your teeth would be quite nasty. You could have multiple cavities, and possibly gum disease before you ever had any symptoms. What a shame! Why not be proactive and find out early if you have a spinal problem, and then correct it or improve it as much as possible. You then have the option of maintaining a better quality of life, and enjoying optimum health.
Chiropractic BioPhysics© (CBP©)
CBP© is the most researched and scientific chiropractic care available. We proudly offer this care in our office. CBP involves the use of specific exercises and traction to help remodel the spine and posture to a healthier, stronger, more normal position.
Chiropractic BioPhysics© (CBP©) is the most researched and published chiropractic technique. It addition to traditional adjustments, CBP doctors strive to change posture and help remodel the spine to as near normal as possible which allows our body to function at its best for the long term.
Your posture is an outward representation of how your spine is align. Research has demonstrated without a doubt that normal posture is essential for your body to function optimally. The majority of the afflictions which plague mankind have as their root, abnormal structure. That little ditty we all learned as children “the foot bone is connected to the leg bone is connected to the thigh bone, is connected to the pelvic bone…” is so true. By making certain your posture is as good as possible, you ultimately enable your body to be as healthy as possible, and even avoid many if not all of the problems associated with an aging spine.