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.
CAN YOU ADJUST OTHER JOINTS IN THE BODY OTHER THAN THE SPINE? Absolutely! Just like your spine, all joints of the body can become “fixed” or misaligned. When this happens you have the same loss of motion that can cause inflammation, decreased blood supply, and decreased muscle function. Most chiropractors would happily examine and treat […]
CAN A CHIROPRACTOR HELP WITH MIGRAINES AND HEADACHES? For some headache & migraine sufferers, chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy seem to help. In certain cases, the occipital muscles (muscles at the base of the skull at the back of the head) tighten and spasm, resulting in neck stiffness and possibly triggering headaches. This is especially […]
CAN A CHIROPRACTOR HELP WITH SCIATICA PAIN? It is important to understand that sciatica is a nerve issue. All of the nerves in the human body originate from the spinal column. The sciatic nerve is no different. So even though you may be suffering with leg, hip or even calf pain – chances are good […]
WHAT DOES CHIROPRACTIC TREAT? Though some believe that chiropractic care is intended to relieve only neck and back pain, it has many other benefits. A wide variety of health problems stem from spinal imbalance and dysfunction of the spinal joint and nervous system. Everyday living, stress and old injuries can cause vertebrae to lose their […]
DO ADJUSTMENTS HURT? Adjustments are usually pain-free. They can sometimes be uncomfortable depending on how much inflammation and tension is in the affected area. Some patients notice mild tenderness for 12 -24 hours after their first adjustment which is completely normal. This tenderness can be relieved by ice and gentile stretching. Other patients experience an […]
HOW LONG WILL THE ADJUSTMENT LAST BEFORE I NEED ANOTHER? Before I answer this we need to know what a chiropractic adjustment does. There is no simple answer for this so bear with me. The chiropractic adjustment does several things. The first is a release of a hormone called endorphins. These are your body’s natural […]