Back & Body Chiropractic

What is an adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick thrust that adds motion to joints that are not moving properly. Some methods use the doctor's hands, an instrument, or a special table.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from daily activities as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness, or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Adjustment of a joint may result in release of a gas bubble between the joints that makes a popping sound – it’s exactly the same as when you “crack” your knuckles.  The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Making a joint "pop," is not an adjustment! Usually, more damage can occur by moving a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. The “pop” may relieve the tension for a little while, but the pain will keep coming back. Adjustments given by a chiropractor are specific and take years to learn.

How long will a treatment take?

The initial visit will take approximately 45 min. to one hour. The first visit includes a complete health history and thorough physical examination of your complaint area (s). After the initial visit, treatments last approximately 30 minutes.

What insurances do you accepts?

We accept most major insurances. Please call our office and we can check your chiropractic benefits for you. Also, some people prefer to check their insurance website for coverage information.