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Chiropractic Adjustments Are Essential

Spinal joints that misaligned or aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.

Many Techniques

Dr. Joe using Korean Specific TechniqueWe offer a unique way of adjusting the spine, extremities, and cranium with a “crackless” technique known as KST. Rather than the typical specific, highly-accurate thrust that many other chiropractors often use, we use an Arthrostim adjusting device to gently tap bones into place. With this instrument, we are able to deliver carefully directed energy 12 times per second in the exact direction, and angle needed to make a long lasting and direct correction. With this technique we don’t just put bones back in place, but we are able to determine the exact order your body prefers to be corrected, as well as the position that is causing the problem or pain. This is similar to unlocking a combination lock. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one. At times there may be a need for a gentle standard adjustment, and we can perform that as well gently with the resulting pop being heard.

Dr. Joe adjustingFeels Great

Because we rely on adjustments to help your body “right itself”, we’re highly proficient. Rather than pounding on your body, we gently work with your body to find its’ proper alignment, and we are able to break / retrain old patterns that allow the body to stay corrected longer.

Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine! With the gentle techniques we use, almost everyone feels great after without that soreness or discomfort some people notice with typical techniques.

Everyone Benefits

Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.

Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem with one of our doctors.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
    Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.
  • Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
    No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.
  • How many adjustments will I need?
    The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.
  • Why would a newborn get adjusted?
    Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.
  • Can I adjust myself?
    No. Some people can make their joints “pop” but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
  • What does an adjustment feel like?
    Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.
  • Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?
    Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.
  • Isn’t some back pain normal?
    Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
  • Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
    Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. If necessary, these other areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.
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