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Q. What is Chiropractic?
A. Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body, which is functioning improperly.
Q. What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?
A. Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, such as leg pain, migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other joint and nerve related conditions.
Q. Does Chiropractic hurt?
A. Under normal circumstances, adjustments don’t hurt. You may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment, which lasts only seconds. Dr. Saeedpour is trained in a variety of techniques and will pick the most appropriate adjusting technique based on your age, size, tolerance, and special conditions.
Q. Is Chiropractic safe?
A. Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are extremely safe. The risk factor is estimated to be in excess of a million to one.
Q. What kind of education and training do doctors of Chiropractic have?
A. Chiropractors must complete a 4-year postgraduate education that emphasizes neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas of learning; basic training in the biological and health sciences (anatomy, physiology, histology, biochemistry, clinical and radiological diagnosis); specialized training in the chiropractic discipline (theoretical studies, practice, diagnosis and applications); and extensive clinical training.
Q. What can I expect on my first visit?
A. Our Chiropractors will ask about your primary health complaints and concerns. He will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your concern and the best treatment.
Q. What are subluxations?
A. Vertebral subluxations are displacements of the spinal bones (vertebrae) that can cause stress to your spinal cord and nervous system. Subluxations may be caused by poor sleeping habits, poor posture, strenuous exercise, injuries, auto accidents, sports, slips or falls, and in some cases, the birthing process itself. Chiropractic adjustments are very helpful in correcting subluxations and restoring optimal health.
Following are links where you can find additional chiropractic health information:
www.myspineisgreat.com | For more information about non-surgical Antalgic-Trak decompression therapy
www.chiroweb.com | The world’s most widely read chiropractic publication.
www.acatoday.org | Official website of American Chiropractic Association.
www.chiropractic.org | Official website of International Chiropractors Association.
www.wfc.org | Official website of World Federation of Chiropractic.
www.chiroweb.com/archives/ahcpr/uschiros.htm | A report by the US government on Chiropractic Training, Practice and Research
www.icapediatrics.com | Info from the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, one of the specialty departments of the International Chiropractors Association