frequently asked questions
Most commonly, small spinal manipulations restore mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes. Those changes can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished movement. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
No. Adjustments are gentle manipulations to improve the motion of your joints. These adjustments limit the small dysfunctions that, over time, will lead to pain and disease. Following an adjustment, most people describe feeling ‘lighter,’ having greater ease in moving the body, and the ability to stand straight.
Our goal is to help you return to your prior state of health and then maintain that state. Depending on your injury or condition, that might take a while for your spine to properly realign and heal. Generally, four to eight visits deliver significant relief from symptoms. Remember, pain is the LAST symptom of injury. Restoring wellness often requires multiple, combined approaches involving adjustment and rehabilitation therapy.