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Chiropractic

Dr. Carrie adjusting a patient.

Dr. Carrie adjusting a patient.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the human body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism and is healthy in its natural state. The nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body. If the nervous system is impaired in any way, it can cause malfunction of tissues and organs throughout the body, therefore causing pain and discomfort. Improving the function of the nervous system can help restore the function of the entire body, in turn letting your body restore it’s own inborn ability to heal itself and be healthy.

Chiropractic is a natural method of healing that does not use drugs or surgery; instead chiropractors use massage, physiotherapy (such as ice, heat, and ultrasound), nutrition, exercise rehabilitation and spinal adjustments to treat their patients. This method of treatment helps reduce joint fixations and muscle spasms, thereby reducing pressure on nerves. Chiropractic focuses on treating the cause of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. With a normally functioning spine and healthy lifestyle, your body is better able to heal itself and remain healthy.

What ails you?

Many people are surprised to find out how far reaching chiropractic care extends…

  • Low Back Pain
  • Headaches- Including Migraine, Stress & Sinus Headaches
  • Neck Pain & Whiplash
  • TMJ Dysfunction (jaw pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Infantile Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Asthma
  • Automobile and Workers Compensation Injuries
  • Shoulder & Arm Pain
  • Sport Related Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Improved Menstrual Problems
  • Discomfort of Pregnancy
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Spinal Disc Injuries
  • And Much More!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to keep coming back for appointments?

Sometimes it may take a number of adjustments over several weeks before the muscles and ligaments are stable enough to prevent the spinal misalignment from recurring. It is important to keep in mind that pain is usually the last symptom to appear and the first to go away. Your symptoms may decrease significantly in a few visits, but the underlying cause of the pain is not usually completely resolved.

Once we have eliminated your pain and rehabilitated the involved tissues we recommend you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of conditions and minimizing future injuries.

Are there side effects or complications?

Side effects are rare when treated by an experienced practitioner. However, a small number of patients have reactions that include nausea, lightheadedness and fainting. We will discuss any concerns with you prior to treatment to ensure utmost effectiveness.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture treatments?

Unfortunately, many insurance companies still do not cover acupuncture therapy. Check with your carrier to determine your coverage.

Do you use clean needles?

We use disposable needles. They are sterile, individually packaged and discarded according to medical bio-hazard regulations.

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on the nature, severity and duration of your complaint. You may only need one treatment for an acute condition, or several over time for long term conditions.

How deep do the needles go into the skin?

Points can be needled in the range of 15 degrees to ninety degrees relative to the skins surface. The depth depends on the nature of the problem, the location of the points, and the patient’s age, size and structure.

Does It Hurt?

In most cases, the patient should feel a sensation. The patient may feel cramping, tingling, heaviness or an electric sensation around the needle or traveling along the affected pathway. In any case, the patient may feel discomfort, but not pain.

Who benefits from chiropractic care?

Almost everyone benefits from modern, safe, effective chiropractic care, infants to the elderly. Chiropractic not only helps muscle and joint pain, but also can have an affect on many other conditions. A spinal adjustment can relieve the effects of nerve pressure, thereby allowing the body to return to its natural state. We do not accept a case unless we believe there is a good chance that chiropractic can help you.

Why is the spine so important?

Your spine is designed to support your weight and protect your spinal cord (the vital link connecting your brain to the rest of your body). The spinal cord travels through your spine, which is made up of 24 moving vertebrae. When these vertebrae become malpositioned, they can put pressure on the spinal cord and irritate the nervous system. Since the nervous system connects to every cell in the body, a problem in your spine can cause a problem with any tissue or organ. This is why chiropractors locate and correct these areas of spinal dysfunction.

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