Questions & Answers Chiropractic Care
For some of you, chiropractic care is not familiar enough to know what is happening in the body during a treatment and the many benefits of chiropractic adjustments. If you never been to a chiropractor, you have probably heard about chiropractors as “crack doctors” and may have gotten a bit uneasy about trying a treatment.
Do not be!
In this issue, Nachmias Chiropractic is going to present some common questions and answers about chiropractic care. At the end of this article, you will have another perception of chiropractic as a health care option and are probably booking your first appointment before finish reading.
Also, know that whatever question you have and if you did not find the answer in this article, we are always here to lend a helping hand, answer all your questions, and make you feel comfortable with your treatment. But for now, let us go through some questions and answers.
Question 1: How Does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to heal and be healthy. When your nervous system functions properly, all the organs and cells of your body can resist disease and ill health.
The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxation’s or misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With an aligned spine the nervous system can function at its best, which in turn also boosts the immune system.
A Healthy Spine and A Healthy Lifestyle Are Your Keys to Optimal Health!
Question 2: What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
Answer: A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is “locked up,” or not moving properly.
The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health. Like mentioned earlier, spinal adjustments boosts your body’s immunity.
Question 3: Can I Tell If I Have A Subluxation?
Answer: No, not always.
A subluxation is like a dental cavity – you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That is why regular spinal checkups are so important.
Although, it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you do not. Regular spinal checkups are always good, since they promote optimal health from the inside out.
Question 4: What Is the Youngest Age for Chiropractic Care?
Answer: There is no age limit.
Newborns may need to be adjusted, especially if they had a difficult traumatic birth. There are many stories of chiropractors adjusting dying infants in hospitals with miraculous recoveries reported.
On the upper end, people can be adjusted well into their advanced years with no ill effects. People suffering from bone disease or osteoporosis may need special spinal care if they are exceedingly “brittle”.
Question 5: Should My Child See A Chiropractor?
It would be the right thing to do. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns immediately checked for vertebral subluxations.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often have been prevented by having the spine checked by a chiropractor in early childhood.
Question 6: Can A Person Who Had Back Surgery Get Adjustments?
Half of the people who have undergone spinal surgery actually discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”.
Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized, back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.
Question 7: Is A Good Workout the Same As Getting Adjusted?
Exercise is an important part of good health. Yet without normal spinal function, a physical workout merely puts additional wear and tear on improperly functioning spinal joints.
Chiropractic should be used as a compliment to exercise. It will prevent injuries and boost performance.
Question 8: Can I Go Only Once?
Answer: Of course.
Once is better than never. In fact, sometimes a spinal problem may be due to nothing more than a slight spinal misalignment rather than long standing spinal nerve stress (vertebral subluxations).
In that case one visit may be all that is needed. However, chiropractic is really more than a glorified aspirin. It is always best to ask your chiropractor what your spinal care needs are.
Question 9: What Will Happen If I Stop Going?
Answer: Spinal stress will continue to build up as before. The only difference is that it will not be reduced and treated from chiropractic care.
In a way chiropractic is like a safety valve, releasing pressure from your system. If the pressure stays high or if the stress is un-relieved, then the body and overall health will suffer.
Question 10: How to Find the Best Chiropractor for Your Treatment?
Answer: Look up patient reviews.
It is always best to have a look at what other “real” patients say about the chiropractor you are researching. It will give you an honest opinion, since reviews are written of free will by people from their own initiative.
Search on Google for: Chiropractor reviews + your location.
If you are living in the Bayridge, Brooklyn or Chelsea, Manhattan area, you should definitely look up what Dr. Adam Nachmias’s patients write about him.
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