What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a science, an art and a philosophy. We analysis the spine and the body to determine the presence of neurological interference due to spinal bones (vertebrae) misalignment. If a spinal bone is out of place and causes pressure on a nerve, we understand that interference with the life flow from your brain down to your body will result in sickness and disease.
Your First Chiropractic Adjustment:
All new patients receive adjustments at a more gentle force for their first visit. Once we monitor that your body is progressing normally we will adapt our care specifically to your need at a normal intensity for ideal results.
Some of our clients come back in terrible pain following their first few visits and others will be pain free. We have notice over the years that clients who experience pain and soreness initially during care are usually the ones getting amazing lasting results. We call it retracing.
It likely took years for your body to get where it is in right now, and it will take time and repetition of care to reverse and retrace the effects of years of stress and degeneration on the joints, muscles and nerves of the spine.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, symptoms don’t arise in a day and healing doesn’t happen in a day. It takes time and repetition for healing to take place.” Dr. Robert Schiffman, DC, FICA
Your Program of Care
Our Doctor may recommend that you follow a program of care over several months and many treatments, depending on your findings. Our goal with this approach is to create lasting changes, by correcting the cause rather than just pain or symptom relief.
Our Chiropractic Analysis and Technique
Patient health history
Other assessments (biomechanical, physical and neurological)
Complete postural X-ray analysis to determine abnormal spinal curvature, degeneration and structure.
NASA space certified neurological testing results
Specific manual Chiropractic adjustments
Following this adjustment you will no longer need to make any further appointments to receive your adjustments. For your convenience, we offer an “open schedule” practice that allows you to decide what days and times work best for you to receive your care.
In some cases the joints we adjust may become sore after the first treatments. This occurs because of irritation of chronically inflamed joints or nerves. If this happens to you, the symptoms are temporary much like the initial soreness that a person might have after starting a new exercise program. The best way to reduce this soreness is to place crushed ice enveloped in a wet towel on the painful area for 15-20 minutes (never longer than 20 minutes, do not use heat, repeat icing as needed).
Our mechanical and structural chiropractic approach actually works with your body’s natural movement and motion to help your body naturally correct the restricted and misaligned segments in your spine and pelvis. Because of this we encourage all new patients to make time to dedicate to their regular specific Chiropractic exercise while they are under care.
We will reevaluate your condition every 3 months under care to confirm your improvement.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Often time people think that Chiropractic adjustments are a “pop” or a “crack”. They may even think that it is risky for the body, but in scientific terms, it is called cavitations. In other terms, your bones are not making the noise. Gases contained within the joint fluid produce it. Chiropractors adjust the bone into its proper alignment with a low amplitude and fast speed motion of the joint, which create an empty space in your joint cavity. The fluid in that cavity is filled with gases that fill up the empty space and produce noise.
Remember that in space there is no air = no noise.
Cavitation: Formation of gas bubbles in the synovial fluid caused by a decrease in pressure. This process is responsible for the “cracking” of knuckles and other joints. Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (c) 2005, Elsevier.)
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