What is chiropractic?
What is chiropractic?
From the Greek "to do by hand", chiropractic aims to
eliminate the cause of your problem, not just mask the symptoms.
Chiropractic, which uses spinal manipulation to revitalize the
body's own natural healing process, is part of a growing movement
toward holistic, preventative health care.
How can chiropractic help?
Spinal manipulation gets rid of the nerve interference
that is causing your pain by allowing your body's tissues and organs
to function unobstructed, as they were meant to do. If you are
experiencing headaches, back pain or tingling in your arms and legs,
you probably belong to the 90 percent of the population that suffers
from some type of subluxation causing pressure or irritation to
What is a vertebral subluxation?
Physical injury, emotional stress, even the little bumps
and strains of everyday living can cause a segment of your spine to
become misaligned with the vertebra above or below it. Sooner or
later, these misalignments, called subluxations, may pinch, rub,
stretch or irritate surrounding nerves, which in turn hinders the
proper function of organs and tissues.
What can I expect from my first
You will complete a health history form which you
and your doctor will review. He will acquaint you with the type of
treatment you will need and may order diagnostic tests, if
necessary. With the use of spinal exam and x-rays, he will also
observe your posture and the curve and alignment of your spine.
Will it hurt?
spinal manipulation uses gentle, specific pressure, you should feel
very little, if any, pain or discomfort. Many people experience a
sense of relief.
How often will I need a spinal
It depends. Some patients need only a short
series of adjustments, while >Are chiropractors adequately
Yes. After completing 2 to 4 years of pre-med
college education, a chiropractor undergoes another four years of
classroom training before receiving his or her doctor of
Will insurance cover the cost?
Most major medical, automobile and workers compensation
policies cover chiropractic care.
Does chiropractic really work?
Yes. National government studies have shown that
chiropractic care is superior to conventional medicine for a variety
of musculo-skeletal problems, including those resulting from
automobile and on-the-job injuries.
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