After a thorough examination, a chiropractor adds energy to your spine at an opportune time and place to help your body “right” itself. Think of a chiropractic adjustment as a gentle “nudge” to help restore better movement to the spine.
While the word chiropractic comes from the Greek meaning “done by hand,” there are many ways to adjust the spine.
Whether done with actual hands, various types of handheld instruments, blocks that harness the effect of gravity, or by other means, a chiropractic adjustment is distinguished by the chiropractor’s intention.
It surprises many to learn that the intent of chiropractic adjustments is NOT to treat a disease, reduce pain or any other symptom. Granted, that’s a frequent result, but that’s not the purpose of chiropractic adjustments! Instead, the intent of chiropractic adjustments is to help revive your spine’s ability to function more normally.
Helping your spine and nervous system to function to the best of its ability is the century-old basis of chiropractic. Treating symptoms and curing various diseases is the practice of medicine. Both have their place.
What do chiropractic adjustments feel like? Usually quite pleasant. Often patients mention that not only do they move better but that they feel more “connected” and report a pleasant sense of ease and well-being. That’s important. Because repeated visits are often necessary.
Benefit as Long as You Wish
It’s not true. Have you heard the common urban legend that “once you go to a chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life”?
There are five ways people choose to use chiropractic care in our clinic.
- Relief Care– This is where most people start. Our focus is to address the underlying cause of whatever it is that has prompted you to consult our clinic.
- Corrective Care– With your major symptoms improved, continued visits are designed to strengthen and retrain muscles and soft tissues to make more lasting spinal changes.
- Maintenance Care– Like regular teeth brushing and flossing, periodic visits, even without the presence of obvious symptoms, are intended to help avoid a relapse.
- Preventative Care– These visits are less often and comparable to an annual medical examination. Early detection may help catch small issues before they become serious.
- Wellness Care– With the visit frequency dictated by the unique stresses and health goals of each individual, wellness care is designed to help you be all that you can be.
We see our responsibility as offering optimal recommendations based on our education, training, and clinical experience. Your responsibility is to decide how far you want to take your care and let us know how we can best serve you.