Questions & Information
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic by definition means “done by hand.” Chiropractors use their hands to correct vertebral misalignment. Vertebral misalignments can cause pressure on nerves coming from the brain and spinal cord, affecting functions of the body. Nerve pressure also causes common pains such as low back pain and neck pain. Chiropractors use very specific methods to re-align subluxated vertebra.
-Dr. Jeffrey and Dr. Mason
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have a slipped disc?
The intervertebral disc is cartilage between each vertebra. It acts as a soft cushion for the vertebra to rest on and is essential for the overall health of the spine. It is possible for the disc to become inflamed due to subluxation, or herniated with an injury. The disc itself can not “slip.”
Do I have a pinched nerve?
Nerve pressure is possible due to a subluxation. This can happen when the vertebra misaligns and causes pressure to occur to the spinal nerve. The surrounding muscles will spasm to protect the nerve from receiving any more pressure. A nerve strictly being pinched is an uncommon occurrence.
How do you get subluxations?
There are three ways to get subluxations: Thoughts, Toxins, and Traumas. Thoughts that can cause subluxations are usually related to stress, stress causes an unhealthy environment for the body. Toxins that are usually involved for example include poor diet, pollution, and drugs. Trauma is usually a slip and fall, car accident, or repetitive type motions that can fatigue the body.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam, X-rays, and a specific adjustment are what make chiropractic adjustments safe. Compare the statistics. Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.-From Patient Media, Inc.