is Chiropractic Care?
Ans: It’s a natural method
of health care that focuses on treating
the causes of physical problems, rather
than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic
is based on a simple but powerful premise.
With a normally functioning spine and
healthy nerve system, your body is better
able to heal itself. That’s because
your spine is the lifeline of your nervous
system. It controls feeling, movement,
and all function through your body.
does Chiropractic work?
works by restoring your body’s
inborn ability to be health. When
under the proper control of your
nervous system, all the cells,
tissues, and organs or your body
are designed to resist disease
and ill health. The chiropractic
approach to better health is to
locate and remove interference
(subluxation, misaligned vertebrae)
to your nervous system. With improved
spinal function, there is improved
nervous system function. The goal
of chiropractic is to remove interference
that may be impairing normal health
through specific chiropractic
adjustments, allowing your body
to heal itself. A healthy spine
and healthy lifestyle are the
key to optimal wellness.
is the education level of Doctor of
of Chiropractic (DC) is well train
and educated in chiropractic and medical
education. Chiropractic education
and medical education are similar
in many respects and different in
others because DCs do not prescribe
drugs or perform surgery, and MDs
do not correct structural problem
with adjustment. DC candidate must
passes the demanding four part National
Board Examinations. Then, individual
doctor will have to pass a professional
licensing board to be granted the
privilege to practice. Chiropractic
license must be renew with annual
continue education seminar.
is Chiropractic Adjustment?
adjustment is the art of using a specific
force in a precise direction, applied
to a joint that is subluxated, misaligned,
locked up, or not moving properly.
The purpose is to restore normal function,
joint mobility, eliminate interference
to the nervous system, and improve
spinal function and overall health.
I tell if I have a Subluxation?
always. A subluxation is like a dental
cavity—you may have it for a long
time before symptoms appear. That’s
why periodic spinal checkups are so
important. Although it may be possible
to know you have a subluxation, it
is rarely possible to be sure. Regular
spinal checkups are always a good
idea, and they promote good health
from the inside out.
children need Chiropractic Care?
Ans:Since significant spinal
trauma can occur at birth, many parents
have their newborns checked for vertebral
subluxation. Naturally, chiropractic
adjustment procedures are adapted
for the child’s spine. Many childhood
health complaints that are brushed
off can be traced to the spine. Having
your children’s spine checked by a
chiropractor early could often prevent
health problems that emerge in adulthood.
Most parents report that their children
enjoy their chiropractic adjustments
and are healthier than their peers.
Ans:Yes. Chiropractic has
an excellent safety record. It is
the result of a conservative and natural
approach to health that avoids invasive
procedures or addictive drugs. As
proof, one merely has to compare malpractice
rates between chiropractors and other
health care professionals. Chiropractors’
malpractice premiums are a small fraction
of those for medical doctors.
causes the sound during an adjustment?
adjustments do not always produce
a sound. Often, adjustments do create
the sound of a spinal “release” or
“popping” sound. The sound is caused
by gas rushing in to fill the partial
vacuum created when the joints are
slightly separated. This sound is
painless and totally harmless.
a person who had back surgery see
Ans:Yes. It is an unfortunate
fact that up to half of those who
had spinal surgery discover a return
of their original symptoms months
or years later. They then face the
prospect of additional surgery. This
too common occurrence is known as
“Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic
may help prevent repeated back surgeries.
In fact, if chiropractic care is initially,
utilized back surgery can often be
avoided in the first place.
Chiropractic work for all types of health
Ans:No, however chiropractic
care is successful with a very wide
variety of health problems not necessarily
considered “back” problems because of
improved nerve system function. With
a normal nerve supply the body’s natural
healing capacity can improve a variety
of health problems.
do Chiropractors take x-ray?
take x-rays to reveal the internal structure
and alignment of the spine. We are also
concerned about underlying disease processes
and disorders of the spine such as spinal
deterioration, arthritis of the spine,
abnormal development, bone spurs, disc
disorders, tumors and spinal curvature.
X-rays also provide a blueprint for
correcting the spine back to optimal
health and alignment.