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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive. If you don’t find what you are looking for here please feel free to contact us.

What is Chiropractic?

 

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves in the body control our self-regulating and self-healing functions. Interruptions between the relationship of structure and function may affect the maintenance and recovery of your health. The brain is encased and protected by the skull. Spinal vertebrae protect the complex communication pathways between the spinal cord and nerve roots. Impairment of these pathways may result in dysfunction of the tissue and organ function throughout the body. 

 

Chiropractic evaluates the connection between structure and function of the body by primarily assessing the spine and pelvis to determine the functioning of the nervous system. Chiropractic also underlines nutrition & exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications.

 

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

 

Chiropractors employ a series of gentle, manual, manipulative procedures to stimulate and reinstall motion within the spinal joints that may not be moving correctly. The manipulations are usually delivered by the doctor’s hands, an instrument, or a special drop table. All techniques are delivered in a way that safely and effectively ‘adjusts’ the spine. The chiropractic adjustment itself involves a low force thrusting motion into the facet joints of the spinal column, as well as the joints of the upper & lower extremities. Our chiropractors will personalise the best techniques appropriate for every individual patient to achieve the best result for the patient’s condition.

 

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

 

Yes, it certainly is! Chiropractic care is safe and has an excellent safety record. The chiropractor will be using safe, gentle, scientific techniques to ease your pain and to reduce any subluxations which may be found throughout your spine.

 

How Long Does It Take To Work?

 

Usually within the first four weeks the patient may start to experience enough changes to know they are getting the right care. But there are many factors that may interfere with the progression. How long have you had your problem? Do you keep your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Are you in otherwise good health? If you are concerned, please let our chiropractors know.

 

What Do I Need To Bring To My First Appointment?

 

If you have any previous scans (X-rays, MRIs or CTs) it is encouraged to bring them along to your first appointment.

 

Can I Get Adjusted While Pregnant?

 

Yes, you can! In fact, many women have reported easier birthing processes after undergoing regular chiropractic care. Different techniques are utilized to safely adjust pregnant women. We welcome expecting mothers and have experience in giving the best treatment during pregnancy.

 

Is It Safe To Adjust Babies?

 

Yes, it is. The adjustments differ significantly from that of adults. The chiropractor may use the activator method or use finger-tip pressure on the baby’s back or neck. The pressure is so light, it is as much as you would use on a tomato to see if it's ripe. Gentle dural stretches and massage to the muscles on either side of the baby’s spine or stomach may also be done depending on your baby’s condition.

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