What is Chiropractic?
How do you “adjust” the spine?
Does it hurt?
How do adjustments help anything other than my back or neck?
The nerves that run through the spine spread out over your whole body and control all the different parts, including all the muscles and organs. If any part of your spine is misaligned (especially the small bone that holds up and balances your skull) it can choke off the nerves and affect literally any part of your body. Picture someone trying to water a garden with a truck parked on top of the hose. If a misaligned bone is putting pressure on the nerves in your body, it’s going to interfere with the messages the brain is trying to send. Chiropractic adjustments relieve the pressure on the nerves and re-open the communication channels so the brain can “talk to” the rest of the body. That’s why a healthy, properly aligned spine has positive health effects throughout the entire body. Dr. Martin has seen chiropractic adjustments help people with all kinds of health conditions, including digestive problems, sciatica, insomnia, jaw pain, bed wetting, sexual dysfunction, and headaches.
I’ve heard that once you go to a chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life. True?
What if my insurance doesn’t pay for chiropractic care?
How much does it cost?
How long does an appointment take?
What is the difference between physical therapy and chiropractic?
Has anyone's head ever popped off during an adjustment?
Is it dangerous?
What is the “popping” noise?
The noise you may hear during an adjustment is caused by a small gas bubble inside the joint; it’s not the bones making the noises.
Do you recommend nutritional supplements?
Dr. Martin generally recommends supplements from Standard Process and Biotics. These supplements are whole food products that provide all the micro-nutrients needed in order for the body to absorb the product without depleting the body of nutrients. In contrast, cheap over-the-counter supplements are synthetic, often include chemical ingredients, and often require the body to contribute other micro-nutrients in order to properly utilize it. If you are interested in ordering supplements, please call the office or speak with Dr. Martin.