Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What kind of things can Chiropractic help with?
    Chiropractic may improve health conditions such as headaches, arthritis, lower back pain, poor posture, degenerative disc diseases, bulging discs, herniated discs, neck pain, shoulder pain, tendinitis, sciatica, upper back pain, hip pain, ankle pain, knee pain and disc injuries, just to name a few of the more common ones.
  • Do I need to go to the Chiropractor?
    Life is full of physical, chemical and emotional stresses right from in utero. For example falls, accidents, injuries, poor posture, repetitive lifting, computer technology, environmental pollutants, toxic body care products, cigarettes, medications, chemical food additives and preservatives, stress, anxiety, being overworked, poor relationships, personal traumas, life or career changes etc, just to name a few. These stresses can build over time causing interference to our nervous system, we call this a subluxation. This can lead to all kinds of aches, pains and conditions that cause decreased health and function. It is important to get your nervous system checked for any interference to help you either return to your best or keep you at your best.
  • If I don’t have any pain, am I OK?
    Most of the time, subluxations/nerve interference exist without obvious spinal pain or tension. The structure of your spine allows it to naturally absorb enormous amounts of stress and tension. When one joint or region becomes tense or restricted, other parts of your spine that are moving well simply move more to compensate. Most people’s first subluxations begin in early childhood. Over time with the stresses we experience, subluxations and tension build up. Your posture can be affected while your nervous system and bodily functions are often dramatically reduced. Spinal pain and other obvious symptoms usually appear after many years,  when your spine is simply unable to absorb or compensate for any more stress or tension. Much like tooth decay, it is happening under the surface, reducing your health and well-being and causing your spine to degenerate and decay.
  • Will I always have symptoms?
    Most of us have many continued stresses in our lives physically, chemically and emotionally. Having your spine checked on a regular basis helps to keep your spine and nervous system as free of interference as possible to keep you feeling and functioning as best you can. We don’t set out to treat your symptoms, rather we aim to improve the function of your spine and nervous system which in turn may improve your symptoms.
  • Why is it so important that I get checked by a Chiropractor?
    You literally live your life through your nervous system, you coordinate all your body’s functions and movement, adapt to stress, sense the world, think, feel and express emotions. It’s keeps you alive and healthy. So wouldn’t you want your nervous system to be functioning to it’s amazing capacity, so you can have the best life possible?!
  • Who can go to the Chiropractor?
    Anyone who has a spine and nervous system! Anyone from pregnant women, the very elderly, the newest of newborns and everyone in-between. There are different chiropractic techniques to suit everyone.
  • What are some other benefits of quality Chiropractic care?
    Benefits can be wide and varied, but initially relief can be felt if there were any symptoms to begin with. Initial benefits may include improved breathing, flexibility and energy levels. As care continues many people report dramatic increases in their strength and coordination, their clarity of thought and energy levels. Continued care helps you to further improve the function of your spine and nervous system and keep them working at their very best and slow down the aging process!  Keeping your body and mind flexible and healthy enables you to cope better with life’s stresses , perform more consistently at your best and to feel more alive!
  • Will Chiropractic hurt?
    A Chiropractic adjustment should never hurt. Gentle, low force, specific, highly effective techniques are used in our clinic.
  • How long will I need care?
    How long you will need care depends on what your goals are and how long you want to continue the benefits of chiropractic care. Detailed, individual care plans are made up to suit each client depending on their health and wellness goals.
  • What is Chiropractic?
    Chiropractic is a natural approach. It is based on the knowledge that misalignments or altered function of your spine (subluxations) can interfere with the flow of information from your brain to your body via the nerves and this may dramatically affect the function of your body in many different ways. The causes of these subluxations are physical, chemical and emotional stresses that we all are faced with on a daily basis. Doctors of Chiropractic are the experts in health through spinal care.

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