Unlike traditional medical care, which addresses specific symptoms, chiropractic care is designed to treat the body as a whole. The overall goal is to safely and naturally alleviate pain, improve movement and enhance overall wellbeing.
When even one vertebrae is misaligned, it can lead to problems in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Likewise, our nervous system serves as the communication tool between our brain and the rest of our body. When this communication is interrupted, our body cannot communicate accurately. These miscommunications can manifest themselves in a number of different ways, including digestive upset, headaches, pain in joints (shoulders, hips, knees, etc.), impaired movement patterns, and even chronic ear infections in children.
A chiropractic adjustment can correct the musculoskeletal system when it has become misaligned and restore the nervous system to its proper function. It is a non-invasive, holistic and highly effective treatment method with proven results.
Is Chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes! Chiropractic care is safe for adults and children alike. In fact, chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare available today, particularly in terms of drug-free therapies for neuromuscular complaints.
Will my insurance cover treatment?
Most major medical insurance plans include benefits for chiropractic care, coverage is not guaranteed and each plan varies. We are happy to verify your insurance benefits and estimate the cost of your care before you begin treatments.
How long before my symptoms are alleviated?
Many patients experience immediate relief following a chiropractic adjustment, however, some do experience some mild soreness or stiffness after a session. This usually dissipates within 24 hours.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a misalignment of the vertebrae(s) in the spine. This can disrupt the nerve function and ultimately result in pain. The goal of chiropractic care is to correct misalignments in the spine to allow the nervous system to function properly. It can also alleviate many common symptoms associated with subluxations, including headaches, neck pain, back pain, and numbness and tingling of the arms and legs.
What is that popping sound when an adjustment is delivered?
The sound you hear during an adjustment is your joints releasing pockets of gas. A chiropractic adjustment enhances joint motion which thereby improves spinal alignment. Adjustments also help in other areas of the body, including the feet, knees, shoulders, wrists, hands, elbows, and hips.
How long will my visits take?
Most initial visits take approximately 30 minutes. Follow-up visits take much less time, typically 10-20 minutes.
Still have questions or concerns? Contact the Back to Health team today! We’re happy to help!