We have put together a list of questions we get from our patients. It is our hope that it helps bring some clarity to you about what chiropractors do and how we can help you.
What is an adjustment?
The gentle correction of motion and or position of spinal bones manually or by device to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby normalize proper function and optimize health.
What are the main causes of joint, muscle and nerve problems?
There are several sources of problems in our body:
1. Physical Traumas such as slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motions, bad posture, back packs, and birth traumas (delivery, forceps, suction);
2. Emotional Stress such as grief, anger, fear and depression;
3. Chemical Imbalance such as increased alcohol use, drugs, environmental issues and poor diet can cause subluxations.
If you are feeling any of these, please do not hesitate to contact us right away and we will tell you more about how you can get the proper treatment.
How long does chiropractic take to work and do I have to keep going?
Whether you are looking for PAIN relief or long term correction and maintenance of your spine, we have the care plan for you!
We pride ourselves on listening to our patients and conducting an in depth examination. We have the convenience of on-site digital x-ray and our doctors take the time to go over all the findings with you personally, and recommend a care plan that is catered to your needs. You will be provided options for care based on relief of pain, correction of the problem, prevention, and how to achieve maximum health. Then the CHOICE is always YOURS!
Do you treat or adjust me on the first visit?
After we get some information about you and give you a brief client orientation, we can do a treatment or adjustment on the first visit in most cases.
Do you have an issue that is not in your spine region? Elbow, knee, shoulder, foot pain for example?
We do help with these areas also through our hands on techniques and in office modalities such as Shockwave therapy or Custom orthotics for the feet.
If you have any questions whether or not we can help we offer free in person or over the phone consult.
Can you Tell me more about “Techniques” or how you treat?
At our office we base our adjustment techniques on patient needs. Often we will apply more than one type of adjustment depending on your needs. We pride ourselves in our detailed examination and discussion with our patient on treatment options. We are often asked if we do the "cracking" adjustments or the non "cracking" adjustments. The answer is it depends on the person. After seeing thousands of patients we realize that everyone responds differently and doing the same thing on everyone doesn't get the best results.
Manual chiropractic adjustments are aimed at improving the motion of specific spinal bones that results in better overall spinal motion and pain relief. Sometimes a "cracking" sound is heard which is caused by a decreased pressure inside the joint and the new release of synovial fluid which provides nutrition and lubrication to the joint surfaces.
Non manipulation adjustments that do not result in the "cracking" sound such as table drops, and instrument adjustments such as Activator or Torque Release focus on changing the tone in the nerves which can result in improvements to the health of the spine and decrease overall nerve system and spinal cord tension.
Why would a child ever need to see a Chiropractor?
At our office we promote checking children for any potential issues that may have arose from the childs years from being delivered (C-section or natural can create stress), growing up, falls, sports injuries or any other life stresses. The goal is to remove the any minor or serious issues so the child can develop to their maximum potential.
We will be adding to this list with time. If you have a question, do not hesitate to email us or call the office. We will get back to you right away.
Dr. Jason Bucknell