A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort promote healing.
Yes! Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.
Each patient’s care is unique and therefore customized to meet their specific condition and needs. Dr. Blair will modify adjustments based on your size, weight, age and health condition.
Each patient is different. For example, if you have chronic back pain, you may need to do chiropractic treatment more often. It also depends on what type of treatment the chiropractor prescribes, such as relaxation techniques and diet and lifestyle counseling. Ask your chiropractor how many treatment sessions you’ll need to attend early on so you know what to expect.
At Connect Chiropractic, our regular rates are lower than the copay on many insurance plans, but we are happy to provide patients with paperwork that can be sent to their insurance company.