FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic
Why Chiropractic Care?
People ask why they would need the help of a chiropractor; usually, they would point out that they have perfectly fine backs. Little did they realise that symptoms such as knee or joint pain are actually almost the direct cause of an unconditioned back. This theory is based on the premise that the body is maintained by the nervous system. In cases where there is what we call a subluxation, we find ourselves finding to remove this unnatural conditions which in turn reduces the body’s inherent nerve network. When distortions are not corrected, the central nervous system may not be efficient or capable enough to send the right signals.
Here are some conditions of chiropractic research has been heading into:
- Back and neck pain
- Sporting injuries
- Headache and sinusitis
- Inability to sleep
- Difficulties with pregnancy
- Ear infections
- Affected quality of life and activities of daily living
Many of the diseases and problems stated above are usually related to bone problems. This is where people can really get benefits from chiropractors.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation, although very scientific, is very simple and can be described as a disturbance in spinal joints either through dislocation, misalignment or joint dysfunction. They irritate or aggravate the nerve roots coming from the spinal cords. Pain or muscle changes and organ dysfunctions might be experienced by the patient.
What is an adjustment?
This is the most basic intervention that a chiropractor can do. Basically, physical movements guided by trained chiros help correct the aberrant movement of the vertebrae or joint. The specialist will ensure that you will be guided to the right position which will depend on the specific body part that would need it. In order to un-seize a locked or immovable joint, controlled pressure is applied. The main objective of this procedure is to improve spinal function, nervous system function, remove muscle tension and boost general health. Years of clinical experience and training has lead our chiropractors’ capabilities to deliver the most trusted adjustment methods for your optimum well-being.
What is the loud pop we hear during adjustments?
Contrary to popular belief, popping sounds are caused by the release of air around the joints. The synovial fluid usually creates bubbles as your joints move and functions while the carbon dioxide and nitrogen in the fluid rise up. When these air bubbles are released, this is where the popping sound begins. The fluid then returns to normal after this. It is important, that as a client, you are made aware that their can be a presence of this sound.
How safe are the chiropractor adjustments?
There might be soreness for a day or two after your first chiropractic adjustment or after the correction of your subluxation. This is a normal body reaction. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive procedure and has very minimal risks. Moreover, this is made safer especially when you have an experienced and highly trained chiropractors.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
Chiropractors tend to personalise the kind of adjustment that is applicable to a specific patient. Age, particular conditions, and specific spinal problems are some that will determine the personalisation. The best example is the chiropractor care given to patients who are children. This age groups have more mobile joints and require a much gentler approach, so that they receive the appropriate results from the adjustment. A patient’s general condition is the main source of information regarding the treatment that he/she will get. Usually, circumstances such as the degree of adjustment, type of procedure, and the frequency are the items that are modified. The actual quality of care is never compromised, nevertheless; each client receives the most appropriate care for each individual.
Can the elderly benefit from chiropractic care?
Since chiropractic is non-invasive and rarely uses any form of pharmaceutical intervention, it is very ideal for senior patients or those who are already ageing. The main goal of adjustments and treatment is to lessen (if not eliminate) the muscle and body aches, because it focuses on the physiological aspect and entirely does not have side effects compared to regular clinical treatment.
Should I visit my chiropractor if I’m not in pain?
In clinical practice, there is what we call a comfort goal therapy; this is a goal for the patient in times when they feel no pain at all and stop any form of treatment because their ailments are asymptomatic.
There are three things to consider when you think you are in a “pain-free” condition:
- Pain comes back in some cases. After your initial visit you may feel the pain alleviate, however, there are numerous accounts that they often return. It is important that you should revisit your chiropractor if any discomfort is felt.
- Consult your physician for a rehab programme of care. If you want to take charge in making sure that your pain is eased, then asking for a preventive rehab program from your chiropractor is one of the best options.
- Do a bi-yearly visit. You can visit your chiro every 6 months for a more long term engagement. This assures you that if you have any subluxations emerging, your provider can quickly correct and arrange for an adjustment right away.
If you have other questions about chiropractic, feel free to contact us or just drop by at our clinic for a quick or thorough consultation.