Frequently asked questions
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that addresses structural misalignments that are causing nerve irritation, muscle spasm, pain, and or poor function of your organs and tissues. Because chiropractic works at a foundational level, chiropractic care can help with a wide variety of symptoms and are useful at any stage of life.
How is Upper Cervical Chiropractic different?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a specialty within the chiropractic profession that specifically addresses the "craniocervical junction", the first two bones of the spine. This area is incredibly important to health and can affect the way the entire body works.
Can children see a chiropractor?
Yes! In fact, chiropractic care is routine for children of all ages. Some kids start getting adjusted for symptoms like ear infections, headaches, chronic sinusitis, or colic. Other children begin care after a fall while playing or a blow recieved while playing sports. Additionally, some children recieve chiropractic care for it's many health promoting benefits.
Can chiropractic help with headaches?
Yes! Chiropractic care, especially upper cervical chiropractic, can help with headaches. One study showed a decrease in the amount of pain by 36%, need for pain medication decreased by 36%, and the overall number of headaches decreased by 69%! (Read the research here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9200048)
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is how a chiropractor realigns areas of the spine that are causing pain, irritation, muscle imbalance, or poor nerve function. There are many different kinds of adjustments and all adjustments are tailored for each patient. Many chiropractors use extremely gentle adjustments using an instrument or specialized tables, other chiropractors use just their hands.