Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are doctors that are trained and licensed to find and correct misalignments of the spine called subluxations, that create pressure on the nervous system. Since nerves control your whole body and all the organs in it, pressure on them can cause symptoms in any organ or part of the body. Chiropractors are different from other doctors because chiropractors are trained to look at the whole person and find out the cause of your problem, not just treat the symptom. Chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery but instead find natural ways to help you be healthy and because of that, feel better.
What is chiropractic?
It’s a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body. Nerves link your brain and your body, interfere with this link and ill health can result. A common source of interference comes from the bones that encase the spinal cord becoming misaligned or subluxated. These subluxations can produce a variety of health problems by putting pressure on the nerves. This pressure can cause pain, numbness, weakness or the under-performance of organs and tissues. Or, spinal misalignment can cause nerve tissue to stretch, chafe or become irritated. This can distort nerve messages between your body and your brain. The result? What ever that nerve is connected to will not get the proper information from the brain.
A thorough examination helps locate areas of nervous system compromise. Then, specific chiropractic adjustments help reduce these interferences. The intent is to restore your body’s ability to regulate and heal itself. Without drugs. Without surgery.
Chiropractic is simple. It’s natural. It honors the wisdom of your body. And, it has helped millions enjoy relief and better health for more than a century.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Spinal joints that are ‘locked up’, fixated, or not moving right can affect your health by ‘choking’ or irritating nearby nerve tissue. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these areas. This helps restore nervous system integrity which promotes and improves the healing process.
Are adjustments safe?
Chiropractic adjustments are remarkably safe, especially when compared to the side effects of medicine and surgery.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a problem in the spine where an abnormal position/movement of the vertebrae disturbs communication within the Central Nervous System, causing a disturbance in the body. Chiropractors are the only healthcare specialists trained and licensed in the detection and correction of subluxations. Subluxations may cause many problems in addition to pain that one might not immediately connect to spinal misalignments.
How long will it take to see results?
Since chiropractic care depends on the condition and healing abilities of each patient, results can be difficult to predict. Each patient responds differently. Many patients see instant improvement, some detect changes in a few short days or weeks, Others may take weeks or months before showing progress.
Who can chiropractic help?
Improved nerve communications between your brain and your body can help everyone. Dr. Marty has experience treating infants, children, pregnant women, athletes, seniors, and people with special needs.
Will I have to go for the rest of my life?
Like your chiropractic doctor, some patients opt to continue with some type of regular chiropractic checkups. These patients show up for their visits feeling great. Their interest in wellness and prevention helps make sure that once they get well, they stay well.
What if my insurance company doesn’t cover chiropractic?
Each of us has the freedom to place a different value on our health. Ultimately, good health is about personal responsibility. While an insurance company or other third party may be helpful, be careful. Don’t allow a profit-motivated company to make decisions about what you do with your health. Contact us to find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.