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WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DOES A CHIROPRACTOR HAVE?
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.
Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.
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WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a natural way to allow the body to heal itself. Chiropractors look for areas of concern throughout the body and determine where there may be a misalignment. The areas of misalignment put pressure on nerves and cause the body to react in many different ways, ranging from pain, numbness, headaches, loss of muscle strength, and organic issues. When the nerves of the spine have interference, there is not a proper signal reaching the areas that these nerves are traveling to. A chiropractor makes an adjustment in this area, which allows for proper nerve flow and reduces the symptoms you are experiencing.
CAN I ADJUST MYSELF?
The answer to that question is no. Many people think that the “popping” sound in your spine is the adjustment, but moving the joint that is out of alignment is the actual adjustment. Sometimes there is a sound when the adjustment is performed and other times there is no sound. A chiropractor performs an exam to find the area of concern where there may be the misalignment. These are the areas that need a specific correction to decrease inflammation and promote healing in the body.
IS IT SAFE?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. More and more people are choosing chiropractic care due to the low-risk factors involved with treatment.
Chiropractic care is also safe for babies and kids. Many of our patients will bring in their babies within the first couple months they are born. This starts them out on the right path to improve their wellness. The adjustment is very gentle and usually the mother with hold the baby while the adjustment is performed. Children also do very well with chiropractic. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness, or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
It is also very safe for pregnancy. Chiropractic works wonderful with women who are pregnant. Pregnancy can cause all different types of symptoms, and our goal is to help you through this beautiful time in your life. That way you can remain comfortable and healthy along the way. By adjusting the pelvis, the lower back often times will relax and the common lower back pain with pregnancy is not present. Keeping the pelvis asymmetrical also provides proper alignment for easy birthing.
DO I HAVE TO KEEP GETTING ADJUSTED ONCE I START?
This answer is completely up to you, but consider this before you make your decision. Why do I go to the dentist? Why do I have medical check ups? Why do I perform maintenance on my car? These are all great questions because they all of the same answer, because we want to stay healthy and keep everything working the way it should. Chiropractic is no different, maintenance care is like wearing retainers after you have had braces. Bones will migrate back to their original position if we don’t maintain them. Maintenance or wellness adjustment can be anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on how your body responds. Many of our patients come to our office for a particular issue and continue their care after their issue has been resolved.
DOES TREATMENT HURT?
Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching. Similar to the soreness you feel after a workout. Typically if you experience some soreness after an adjustment, it begins to fade within 24 hours.
IF I HAD SURGERY, CAN I STILL BE ADJUSTED?
Absolutely! Depending on your surgery, a chiropractor can still make adjustments to your spine around these areas. In fact, areas around the surgery site should be adjusted to provide proper joint function. Restoring the motion to these joints helps take the pressure off nerves, and gives the body the best chance to stay healthy.
HOW IS AN ADJUSTMENT PERFORMED?
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands to manipulate the joints of the body in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.