What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on diagnosing, treatment, and prevention of disorders arising from musculoskeletal origin.  Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat back pain, neck pain, pain and numbness in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. 
Chiropractors employ hands on and drug free approach for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.  They are also trained in nutrition and rehabilitative exercises.   The most common used procedure is chiropractic adjustment.

What is an adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustment is a high velocity, low amplitude trust applied to the specific joint to correct for any misalignment.  The purpose of the adjustment is to restore mobility to the joint caused by tissue injury.  Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal. Spinal joints that are "locked up," fixated or not moving right can affect your health by "choking" or irritating nearby nerve tissue. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck areas. This helps restore nervous system integrity and can improve the healing process.

 
Is there any pain or discomfort with an adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustments may cause some discomfort (rare) and usually dissipates in 24-48 hours.  Majority of the population reported feeling a sense of relief after an adjustment.

Are there any side effects with a chiropractic adjustment?
There are no side effects with an adjustment which makes this form of therapy better than the conventional medicine for the treatment of pain. A New Zealand government study concluded that chiropractic adjustments are "remarkably safe." Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever is about 100 times more risky.

What do adjustments feel like?
After the brief thrust, many patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Others feel improved mobility. Inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects. Chiropractic doctors excel at making adjustments comfortable and effective.

What makes the sound?
Lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint. Some adjusting methods can produce a sound when the gas and fluids in the joint shift. It's much like opening a soda can or removing a suction cup. The sound is interesting, but isn't a guide to the quality or value of the adjustment.

Can I adjust myself?
No. Some patients can make their joints "pop" but that's not an adjustment! Even your chiropractic doctor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are "locked up" receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.

Safe and Natural
Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their spines and nervous systems with safe and natural chiropractic care.