ONCE I GET AN ADJUSTMENT, WILL I ALWAYS NEED TO BE ADJUSTED? In short, no you do not always need to be adjusted. I have patients that only come when they are really hurt and can barely walk and I have patients that come once a week or even more. There are some that would […]
WHEN WILL I START FEELING BETTER? I hate to sound like a broken record, but it really varies from patient to patient. Each person’s pain tolerance, medical history and body are different. Remember a couple questions ago when I mentioned endorphins? Following an adjustment your body will release these “pain killing” hormones into your blood […]
HOW MANY ADJUSTMENTS DOES A TYPICAL PERSON NEED? Again, body type, injury history, pain tolerance and multiple other factors come into play here. My goal as a chiropractor is to fully restore motion to the joint, relieve pressure on nerves, connective tissues, reduce inflammation and allow your body to function like it should. Someone with […]
IF I STOP FEELING PAIN, DO I NEED TO KEEP COMING? I recommend wellness care to all my patients. Even though you may feel great today, it doesn’t mean you will feel great tomorrow. Even though regular chiropractic adjustments will not prevent all injury or pain, the benefits of maintaining motion in your spine are […]
DO I NEED X-RAYS? At The Joint…the Chiropractic Place, we do not do x-rays on the first visit and a majority of our patients will never need x-rays. Our chiropractors are highly trained and can find misalignments in your spine without the use of imaging. However there are certain circumstances where an x-ray would be […]
DO CHIROPRACTORS GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? Not a medical school per se, but you do need to go to an accredited chiropractic college (after getting your undergraduate degree) in order to be licensed anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Following an undergraduate degree, Chiropractic College lasts 3 or 4 years, depending on which school you […]
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A CHIROPRACTOR? I graduated in April, 2005 from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Prior to that I did my undergraduate work at Hamline University in Saint Paul.
IS IT BAD IF MY BODY POPS AND CRACKS DURING THE ADJUSTMENT? The “popping” sound that happens during an adjustment is from a natural process called cavitation. Here is a science lesson: with an increase in volume comes a decrease in pressure. During an adjustment, the connective tissue capsule around a joint is stretched, increasing […]
SHOULD I CRACK MY OWN BACK, NECK, FINGERS, OR WRIST? You can, but I would advise against it. Cracking your own back feels good, but what you are actually doing is adjusting areas of hyper-mobility. Chiropractors look for specific levels of the spine that are “fixed” and adjust only those levels. By adjusting into a […]
CAN I GET A FRIEND TO CRACK MY BACK? Again… Chiropractors are the only licensed Doctors fully trained and qualified to treat spinal dysfunction. Let them be the ones to adjust your spine.