What is chiropractic
It is a scientific fact that the body can self-regulate and self-heal. The numerous functions that take place in the body are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that control all organs and systems. If impairment occurs within the nervous system, the brain, spinal cord, or nerves, the tissues and organs in the body can malfunction. Chiropractic is the method of care that works with the body's self-healing, self-regulating tendencies. Using specific techniques, Drs. Smith and Bailey reduce the impact of joint immobility on the nervous system and encourage optimal function.
We perform adjustment techniques to improve joint mobility. We may employ several different methods to accomplish this goal. The manual chiropractic adjustment places gentle force on the joint in the precise direction to "unlock" it. We may also employ Rehab Exercises, Therapeutic Modalities, Traction or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization in coordination with your treatment. Before your adjustment with Dr. Smith or Dr. Bailey, the technique we plan to use will be explained to you.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
The intent in a chiropractic adjustment is to improve joint mobility. We may do this with our hands or with the use of an instrument. Many chiropractic adjustments treat the joints of the spine, however, we may also treat various extremity joints throughout the body. Releasing tension and pressure in a joint resolves inflammation and has a pain-relieving effect. The methods we use are highly controlled and are rarely uncomfortable for the patient. Techniques are adapted to the patient’s unique needs. Often, a reduction in pain and increase in mobility can be felt immediately after the very first adjustment.
Can't I just adjust myself?
Chiropractors use specific applied force in the direction dictated by the misaligned joint. Even if you can get your back or neck to "pop" or "crack," this does not mean that the movement that has occurred will be productive. In many cases, self-adjusting is actually counterproductive, increasing the instability in an already unstable part of the nervous system. Chiropractors receive a total of NINE YEARS of education and training to adjust the back, neck, and extremities! We may make it look easy, but that is because we have specific expertise in the proper treatment of the spine and other joints. Don't take a chance with your spinal health. Visit Chiropractic Whole Health for effective adjustments that will improve mechanical function and your general sense of well-being.
How long will I require chiropractic care?
Every patient and situation is different. During your consultation at Chiropractic Whole Health, we will discuss an estimated period in which we expect to achieve optimal results in your case. After the initial injury or health concern has improved, many patients continue to receive chiropractic care as an assurance that the issues resolved stay that way, and that other problems are not beginning. The more active a person is or the more stress he or she is under, the more often they may want to receive chiropractic care.
Is there an ideal age to receive chiropractic care?
Just like standard medical care, chiropractic health care is an effective solution for people of all ages. We have treated infants and children of all ages in addition to adults and seniors. In fact, more seniors are experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care today amidst growing concerns about the side effects and potential contraindications of multiple prescription drugs. Chiropractic care can support healthy alignment, mobility, and stability.