Chiropractic Information and FAQs
If you are visiting a chiropractor for the first time, expect to provide a health history. This may include asking you about any illnesses, past surgeries, medications and other health issues. The chiropractor will ask you about your pain and conduct a physical examination to assess and diagnose the problem. Sometimes x-rays may be required. Your chiropractor will explain the findings of the assessment to you and discuss the treatment recommendations, ensuring your consent to treatment is informed and your questions are answered.
Kids have spines, just like adults. Kids also have stresses to their spines, just like adults. Mechanical stresses such as poor posture, heavy book bags, learning to walk, and even the birth process can affect the growing and developing spine. These stresses on the spine can cause subluxations (locked joints with pinched nerves) which can negatively affect overall health. With gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments, nerve flow is restored, as well as a greater level of health. There are numerous studies that show the benefits of chiropractic for children. For more information on research please visit our links page.
Spinal conditions and injury are usually the result of activity in the home or workplace. Car accidents are also another common cause of underlying spinal conditions. Some of the most common spinal conditions are:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Headache / Migrane
Low Back Pain
Muscle Tension / Spasm
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)