Can Chiropractic Help Me?

Chiropractic restores joint movement, relieving pain, reducing susceptibility to injury and helping to prevent degenerative disease such as arthritis and disc disease.


What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A spinal adjustment occurs when a chiropractor places his hands on the bone to be moved and introduces a gentle force. The body takes this force and moves the bone towards its proper position. The nerve flow in this area is then restored and the body can now function in a healthier state.  This is based on the basic science knowledge that the nervous system, the master control system of the body can be overloaded by physical, emotional and mental stresses.  The power of an adjustment is that it reduces these stresses, allowing the body to heal, self-regulate, and perform at its PEAK state.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

YES! Chiropractic is the largest drugless healing profession in the world and among the safest of the healing arts.  At Chiropractic Works, the doctor will monitor current evidence-based literature and inform and implement necessary changes to your care.  You may rest assured that your chiropractor is a recognized health care professional and has completed 4 years of graduate study. He or She has also taken and passed multiple examinations in order to receive required state licensure.

Is an Adjustment comfortable?

Although each patient reacts differently, rarely is the procedure painful. Many patients report that they feel a sense of relief and relaxation following an adjustment. Other reactions experienced can be from temporary soreness to a sense of euphoria.

What is the Noise Associated with some Adjustments?

There are discs located in between each vertebra (spinal bone). When the spinal bones are gently moved by a chiropractor, the fluid, gases, and air within the disc (joint) itself are released. The pressure being released is the “noise” that is sometimes heard during a spinal adjustment.

I have heard Chiropractic can help with headaches, allergies, asthma, ear infections, high blood pressure, neck pain, back pain, and digestive ailments.  Is this true?

Chiropractic is not a treatment for any of these problems, however if we are having any of these symptoms and they are caused by nerve interference, then it would only make sense that by removing our spinal misalignments these problems should go away. It is the result of the body functioning at a higher level of health, and the body’s own innate intelligence that does the healing. This is why drugs are not a cure all and neither is chiropractic. The body itself is the only true one with the ability to heal itself. Chiropractic offers a natural, safe, effective way to get in touch with your own body’s healing ability, without the harmful side effects of most drugs.

I have heard Chiropractic can help all ages, Why?  Can the whole family get checked?

Much like genetics play a role in growth and development, so does environment.  In in our clinical experience at Chiropractic Works, families that get their spines checked regularly as a health and wellness habit, experience a higher quality of life as in less sickness and more vitality.  Because children may have nerve interference like adults, and they have all the same body parts, chiropractors have gentle methods of checking children, much like a pediatrician would be gentle in doing their medical exam on children. Families that work on their wellness together have higher levels of wellness, wellbeing and health.
Think about the birth process itself. It is very traumatic for the mother and the child, even in the gentlest of births. The infant has been in the mother’s womb for nine to ten months. Then at birth the infant is released from the warm, comfortable, fluid enclosed womb and pushed through the narrow birth canal, often times pulled out by a doctor. The traction on an infant’s tiny neck causes subluxations to occur immediately. Even if traction is not used, just the process of pushing can cause subluxations.
Toddlers and children are always falling down during growth and development; this can cause subluxations. Why not give your newborn baby and children the greatest possible chance at a healthy life from the very start?

What about Chiropractic care for Pregnancy?

Pregnant women can and should reap the benefits of chiropractic care.  First of all, a pregnant woman’s entire center of gravity shifts during pregnancy, so this already puts mom at risk for extra pulling on her spine, musculature, and hips.  Babies start developing from the moment of conception.  It is vital that mother’s body be working at its fullest potential in order to ensure proper development of the baby.  It is safe and the risks are minimal for pregnant women to be under chiropractic care.  There are special table, equipment and positions just for pregnant women to ensure a pleasant and effective care.