IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
Yes. Having your spinal nerve stress corrected is important, no matter what other type of health care you are receiving. Today many D.C.’s and M.D.’s are working together in clinics and on joint research projects. M.D.’s are quite likely to have patients who are under chiropractic care, in fact many see a D.C. themselves.
IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE ADDICTIVE?
If only it were (just a little!), there’d be a lot less sick people around and we chiropractors wouldn’t get patients who last saw a chiropractor “a few years ago when my back went out.” It is possible to get used to feeling more balanced, less stressed, and more energetic as a result of periodic chiropractic care. You may become more sensitive to your body and know when you’ve “lost” your adjustment.
CAN I TELL IF I HAVE SPINAL STRESS WITHOUT CONSULTING A CHIROPRACTOR?
Not always. A subluxation of spinal nerve stress is like a dental cavity – you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal check-ups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have spinal nerve stress, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. An occasional spinal check-up is always a good idea.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC PREVENT BACK SURGERY?
In a majority of cases the answer is “Yes.”
IS IT BAD TO “CRACK” YOUR NECK OR BACK A LOT?
The desire to “pop” the neck or back is caused by tension from a jammed or fixated vertebra, which causes another area of the spine to compensate by moving too much and “popping” a lot. The jammed part should be adjusted by a chiropractor so that the rest of the spinal column will balance and stop being so movable.
SO I’M NOT “ADJUSTING” MYSELF?
Cracking or popping your neck gives relief for a while, but soon the urge to pop or crack reappears because the cause of the spinal tension hasn’t been corrected.
CAN A PERSON WHO HAD BACK SURGERY SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic may help prevent repeated operations.
CAN A PERSON WITH A BROKEN BACK OR NECK SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
After the break heals, yes. In fact, a broken bone forms a callous or bone scar when it heals that is stronger than the rest of the bone which should dispel any concerns about the safety of an adjustment. People who have had broken bones need chiropractic check-ups because accidents usually cause spinal subluxations.
I’M NOT SICK. SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
Yes. Symptoms are not a good way to judge health. They sometimes surface only after years of body malfunction (like a tooth cavity).
DOES CEREFIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC OFFER DTS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY?
Yes. Learn about the latest in non-surgical relief from neck and low back pain. If you’re suffering from herniated discs, bulging and degenerative discs, arthritis, or have any symptoms such as radiation of pain, numbness or tingling into the arms or legs, then you need to consider DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy. If all else has failed such as pain medication, injections, physical therapy and even chiropractic, then call our office for a free demonstration.