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Chiropractics FAQs2018-05-01T22:31:43+00:00

Chiropractics FAQs for New Patients

Here are some of our most asked chiropractic FAQs. Please contact our office with any other questions.

Chiropractic is dangerous.2015-10-31T03:01:59+00:00

False.  

Chiropractic is a safe, drug-free approach to creating health and vitality, without the harmful side-effects that drugs, shots and surgeries have.  If chiropractic was dangerous, then a Chiropractor would be paying huge liability premiums.  Chiropractic is so safe, that the average liability insurance is less than most people’s car insurance.  On average, a standard MD’s liability is 5 to 50 times more expensive than a chiropractor.

If I’m not in pain, I don’t need to see a Chiropractor.2015-10-31T03:00:08+00:00

False.   

Just because an individual does not have pain or a symptom, it does not mean their spine and nervous system are working at optimal levels.   If an individual doesn’t have tooth pain, do they still need to brush and floss?  Absolutely, it is a preventive process to maintain the health and integrity of their teeth.  The same holds true for the spine and nervous system.   All people should have their spine and nervous system periodically checked.  If not, then you will never know you have a problem until a symptom appears.  Remember, symptoms are the last to appear and the first to go away.

What is popping noise during an adjustment?2015-10-30T14:43:55+00:00

The noise that is heard during an adjustment is the release of air and fluid between the joints of the vertebrae(spinal bones).  Most people think it the bones moving on one another and that is not the case.  If that were to happen, the adjustment would be very painful.  When the bones are gently adjusted, air and fluid are released, and the popping noise is heard.  During this process, pressure that has been damaging a nerve is released, allowing the nerve to send healing energy to the painful site.

Does an adjustment hurt?2015-10-31T03:01:10+00:00

85% of the patients treated in our office usually feel an immediate improvement in their symptoms after their first adjustment.  Dr. Harris uses very light force with his adjustments in the beginning of care, because more patient’s bodies are so frail.  As a patient’s pain levels improve, he may (may not) use more force if necessary.