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Frequently Asked Questions



Are Chiropractors as well-educated as medical doctors (MD’s) and osteopaths (D/O’s)?

To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.

 What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is the term used to explain the chiropractic treatment. It is known in the medical community as spinal manipulation. In order to achieve the adjustment, the Chiropractor will place your body in a specific position to place tension on the area they want to move. A high velocity force will be delivered to this place allowing the area to move more freely. Does the adjustment hurt? The adjustment is a painless procedure. If a person is already in pain any movement of course can be uncomfortable, but the adjustments are designed to ultimately reduce and eliminate the pain.

 How do I know when I need Chiropractic?

It's not easy to know when you are in need of chiropractic care, although a pain of some kind can be a clue. Abnormal posture including one shoulder higher than the other, hips not level, a head forward past the shoulders, or even flat feet can be signs you may need chiropractic care. Often, the nerves that are negatively affected because of the misalignment in the spine do not carry pain signals. This means that you can suffer from misalignment of the spine for years without any painful warning signs. However, allowing these misalignments to exist in your body can negatively impact the functions of the organs in your body, which leads to a deterioration of your health. A chiropractor can detect these misalignments with their highly trained hands, and correct them effectively.

 How did I get misaligned in my spine?

A person can become misaligned in a wide variety of ways. Simple things like improper sleeping, sitting, and standing can contribute to joint fixations and misalignments. Often, people develop their first misalignment of the spine during birth when the doctors use force of up to 60 to 100 pounds to aid the delivery. Normal childhood activities such as spills from the bike, sledding, playing ball, and any other activity that results in a jarring fall, all result in subluxations in children. Since misalignments of the spine don't always cause pain, people do not know they are there and thus do not get them fixed until after major damage has been done, at which point the pain usually begins.

 Will this cure my back/neck pain or headaches?

While correcting joint fixations and misalignments of the back/neck usually brings you relief from pain, the aim of the chiropractor is to not merely fix painful backs and necks, but to enable the body to express itself to the fullest, without any interference from these fixations. Correcting fixations and misalignments opens up a whole new world of wellness and health care because the body is able to function as it was designed. Without any nerve blockages due to fixations and misalignments, the body can boost its immune system and much more effectively fight disease and illness. Relief from back pain, neck pain and headaches, which are the most common symptoms that bring people into a chiropractor's office, might come about from the adjustments, but there are no guarantees. However, living with fixations and misalignments is like trying to ride a bike with one hand, you are only half as effective as you would be if you had the full use of both hands. Allowing fixations and misalignments to exist in your body, even if they are not causing you pain, means you have a reduced nervous system function and a lower level of wellness and health.