A chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic treatment by a licensed chiropractor. Your chiropractor will use pressure to manipulate joints in your body to realign your spine and reduce pain and discomfort. You might feel sore/tender after a chiropractic adjustment.
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.
Chiropractic has been the “go to” therapy for many conditions over the years, starting with headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. While we do treat primarily the spine and conditions related to the spine, many people are surprised to learn that we can adjust the extremities as well (arms, legs, ribs, and your jaw).
A natural and safe procedure to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretches after your first visit can help ease any discomfort and promote optimal healing.
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.
The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.
More than 80 percent of people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it is one of the most reported reasons people miss work and is the second most frequent reason patients visit the doctor.
Some procedures may require you to remove some pieces of clothing, however most do not. Our office provides medical gowns if procedures do require removal of clothing. If you have any questions or concerns, bring them up immediately with your chiropractor.
Chiropractors are trained to adjust in a very specific location and direction. As a result, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. We do not recommend the action of self-adjustment to our patients.
Pulse Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Cellular Exercise is a therapy in which electromagnetic fields reach deep inside your body to exercise your cells. It cause your cells to expand and contract, similarly to when you work out at gym. Just like your muscles, your cells need to be strong. Weak cells are characterized by low voltage. PEMF Cellular Exercise replenishes energy in low voltage cells. As your cells expand and contract, they are able to expel toxins and absorb nutrients. You cell’s voltage increases and they grow stronger. High voltage cells are able to grow, heal, and reproduce successfully. Strong cells will create more strong cells!
PEMF induces electrical variation in the body’s cells to influence cell metabolism. The electromagnetic field penetrates through your body muscles yielding long-term benefits and pain alleviation. Another perk of the process is that it requires a short duration of 2-20 minutes.
PEMF therapy recreates that natural magnetic energy. The pulse from PEMF devices passes through the body safely and painlessly, stimulating cells and tissues in the body. This improves circulation, normalizes chemicals in the cells, and encourages the body’s natural healing processes. PEMF therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to improving the natural functioning of the body.
Patients who are pregnant, actively bleeding, hemorrhaging, or during heavy menstruation are advised not to have this therapy. Patients with an implanted electronic device, including: pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear hearing device, spinal stimulator, etc.
A typical session is approximately 16-20 minutes long, depending on your condition and need. First, you will lay down on the therapy table. The PEMF will either work through the table itself, through one of the accessories, or a combination of the two. We will set the level for the pulses per second (PPS) and begin to turn up the magnetic field strength (MFS). We’re looking for an intensity level of 6 – 7 out of 10, the pulsing should be set to an overall comfortable level.
You may notice that the areas that need it the most seem to feel the pulses the strongest. For example, you’re laying on the table, where your entire body has the opportunity to receive the pulse. However, the right chronic shoulder problem you have will tend to feel the pulsing with the most intensity. This is normal and means those areas are being helped.