Common Questions about Chiropractic

What is some of the latest research…..

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Chiropractic is REMARKABLY safe. Studies prove that chiropractic adjustments are 100 times safer than counter medication, and about 24,000 times safer than spinal surgery. You are more likely to be struck by lightening, than to experience an adverse reaction from your chiropractic care.

Will my adjustments hurt?

It is very rare that your chiropractic adjustment will cause pain or leave you feeling worse
afterwards.
Our practitioners utilise gentle, low force techniques which ensures your adjustments are specific
and delivered with the minimum of discomfort. The majority of patients find the appointment enjoyable and EFFECTIVE.

What techniques are used?

Each Chiropractor at Chiropractic Touch has a multitude of techniques to call on. We can use just our hands and sometimes a specialised instrument or table is utilised. Each patient is evaluated thoroughly to determine the appopriate technique that is going to bring them the most benefit.

We are all trained in one of the most popular ‘low force’ techniques in the world, utilising an adjustment instrument called an Activator. The Activator Methods Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. This method of adjusting will not usually elicit the cracking or popping noise (cavitation), but it is just as effective as other methods of correcting subluxations. This instrument is often useful in babies, the elderly and those who prefer gentle techniques.

How do I know I need Chiropractic?

Obvious Spinal Problem
Everyone, regardless of age or condition, can benefit from a nervous system that is working at its very best. Most people associate chiropractic care with headaches, neck and back problems. Our interest in the spine is only because it houses the nervous system.

Visceral or Organic Complaints
Many consult our office for “non-back” health problems. Chiropractic care has been documented to help with many different health issues.

Natural Drug Free Health Care
Those who wish to avoid risky drugs or irreversible surgery will often visit our office first. Chiropractic is a safer, more natural approach to better health.

Maintenance and Prevention
If you’ve had chiropractic care elsewhere, you already know the value of ongoing chiropractic care. We’d be honored to be your chiropractor.

Stay Well
We experience life through our nervous system. Those who want to optimize their health, be all that they can be and perform at their best.

Want to thrive, not just survive?  Call us now!

What are subluxations?

A subluxation is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.

sub = less than | luxation = dislocation

A subluxation is a stress response. Muscles go into spasm. Spinal bones lock up. And adjacent nerves are choked or chaffed. This interferes with the control and regulation of your body. This garbles communications between the brain and parts of your body.

Distorted nerve communications can be an underlying cause of many health problems beyond just headaches and back pain. For example. Interfere with nerve impulses going to or from your stomach: stomach problems.

Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. These nerve impulses travel through your spine. So having a spine free of vertebral subluxation is essential for optimal health.

Only a chiropractic examination can detect subluxations. And only chiropractic adjustments can reduce their effect to your nervous system, naturally.

Should I come for Periodic checkups?

Many people are now realizing that the absence of symptoms is not always an indication of good health.
Improper postural and occupational habits as well as physical activities and high stress levels can be a source of spinal subluxations (misalignments). Your chiropractor can detect and correct these before they cause health problems and ensure that your nervous system is constantly functioning to its most optimal potential.

How long will it take?

The number and frequency of visits required to obtain optimal nerve function varies greatly between patients.
It may be that symptoms are relieved before nerve function is fully restored, but it is important that care is continued until the underlying cause of the initial problem is corrected. This will help to prevent future relapses.  Your chiropractor will fully explain your care plan after your first consultation.

Will I benefit from Chiropractic care?

All you need to benefit from chiropractic is a spine and nerve system. The most delicate tissue in the body belongs to your nerve system. This essential organ is housed and protected by the flexible bones in your spine.
Due to the dynamic nature of your spine it is the most common site of stress and tension on your nerve system. Chiropractic is the only profession that has solely focused on removing tension from the nerve system by adjusting areas of spinal dysfunction.
Improved science has lead to specific techniques achieving greater results for the chiropractic patient.
Chiropractic is the third largest healthcare in the world because it WORKS.

 

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