Asked Questions - Page 2
What are the effects of subluxations on the body?
subluxations alter normal nerve impulses and thereby cause
pain and disease conditions, not only in the back, but
also elsewhere in the body. The following is a partial
listing of conditions or symptoms that frequently result
from subluxations and often respond to chiropractic treatment:
- Arm & Hand
Pain, Backache, Low Back Pain
Pressure, High or Low
(Auto, Home, Work)
Pain, Cramps, Tingling, Numbness
Who gets subluxations?
everyone develops spinal subluxations. The four major causes
of vertebral subluxations are congenital instability, injury,
fatigue, and reflex reactions. Fortunately, most of these
subluxations correct themselves when one relaxes or lies
down to sleep. When spinal subluxations are severe or persistent
they require chiropractic diagnosis and treatment.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
adjustment is the art of introducing a specific force in
a precise direction, applied to a vertebra that is subluxated
or out of place. The Chiropractor identifies the location
of the subluxation, determines the exact direction and
the best way to correct the positioning. The adjustment
itself is a movement of the spine that is done either by
hand or with a computerized instrument in a very quick
movement. The adjustment assists the vertebra back into
the normal alignment, which restores proper motion to a
joint and relieves nerve pressure. There are approximately
40 different ways to analyze and adjust the spine, so the
actual adjustment will vary from Chiropractor to Chiropractor.
What is that “cracking” noise?
joints contain fluid that helps to keep them healthy and
lubricated (like oil in a car). This “synovial fluid” contains
gas (like carbonation in soft drinks). When an adjustment
is made you may hear a noise. This is known as an “audible
release” and is simply the release of gas in the
joint much like when you open a can of soda.
How long will it take me to get well under adjustments?
length of time will depend upon how long the vertebrae
have been displaced, how successful the adjustment is in
reducing the displacements, how much damage has been done
to the nerve tracts and fibers, the vitality of the patient,
and the rate of response of the nerve fibers to the adjustment.
What brings about healing under adjustments?
function of the adjustment is to restore misplaced bone
structures to their normal positions and re-establish the
normal pathways for the nerve tracts and fibers so that
performance of the nervous system can improve, thus promoting