Q: Why does Chiropractic work?
A: Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue. Signals are then sent back to the brain to confirm if your body is working right. Improper motion of the bones of the spine (called a "subluxation") can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments help improve mind/body communications. Our approach is to reduce interferences to your ability to heal, thus restoring health. Since healing is directed by your nervous system, that is our focus.
Q: How do you get subluxations?
A: There are three basic causes of subluxations- physical, emotional, and chemical. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions, and improper lifting. Emotions, such as grief, anger and fear can cause subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet.
Q: How do I know if I have a subluxation?
A: You can have subluxations and not even know it. Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of subluxations you may have.
Q: What do adjustments feel like?
A: After the brief thrust, many patients report a feeling of calmness or a sense of well-being. Others report improved mobility. Inflammation or muscle spasms can delay these positive effects. Dr. Liz excels at making each adjustment comfortable, specific and effective.
Q: How long will I need chiropractic care?
A: This depends on your specific problems and your body's needs. Children often see results quickly. Adults and seniors with long-standing problems take longer. Long-standing or neglected problems often require ongoing care to restore and maintain good spinal health. Everyone responds diferently.
Q: Can I adjust myself?
A: No. Some patients can make their joints "pop" but that is not an adjustment. Even Dr. Liz needs to consult a colleague to benefit from Chiropractic Care.