How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
Why should I see a chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
What conditions can you help with?
We help with a large variety of conditions. Our job is to find the misalignments, adjust them, and let the body heal itself. As the body heals, the quality of life improve. We help with joint pain, arthritis, disc degeneration, lumbago (low back pain), TMJ, shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches and more.
What does your appointment look like?
Your appointment time with Dr. Chase will depend on your needs and your choice. It can be a quick 5 minute straight adjustment of the spine or can be a 10 minute adjustment of full body with cold laser therapy. During this time the doctor will determine the best course of action for your treatment which can involve variety of non-force adjustment techniques (no popping or cracking) and the use cold laser treatments is offered to help reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and help with your healing process. Our office is not an insurance style practice. This allows us to take better care of you.
Do you see kids?
Yes! Children are always welcome at our office. We get great results with kids. Kids love coming in because they feel better and we provide adjustments that are gentle. We offer discounted services for special needs kids during our dragonfly ministry office times.
What are the office fees?
The initial office visit is $130 which includes an exam and adjustment. Each visit after the intial visit we have $30 office visit 5 minute spinal adjustment or the 10 minute $50 office visit which includes adjustment and cold laser treatment. No hidden fees.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident as well as chemical changes in the body and stress.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a gentle non force movement and is often without discomfort. No popping, cracking surpirse ninja moves. Just a gentle relaxed adjustment leave feeling great.
What is a subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order for the body to function optimally.
Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments (subluxations) that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.