There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Chiropractic. People often don't know what it is that chiropractors do, or they are unsure if it is safe. Rest assured that chiropractic is safe and effective. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that may help to ease your mind.
What is Chiropractic?Chiropractic focuses on balancing the structure by removing subluxations so that the nerve system can function optimally. In other words, when we have spinal subluxations (bones that are misaligned, fixated, and causing a nerve interference) we experience symptoms and our bodies don't function optimally. Chiropractic is functional neurology. By improving the function [and mobility] of joints in the spine, the nerves are able to work more efficiently.
Why do I need to see a chiropractor?While chiropractic is best known for neck and back pain, it has a much greater purpose than the treatment of pain. If you struggle with any of the following issues it may indicate that you have vertebral subluxations and you could benefit from chiropractic care: Headaches/Migraines Indigestion Heartburn Insomnia Allergies Asthma Chronic inflammation Fibromyalgia Constipation Shoulder pain Tingling and numbness Weakened immune system Classic reasons that people see chiropractors include: Back pain Neck pain Knee pain Hip pain Foot pain
Is chiropractic safe for kids?Yes! Chiropractic is safe for people of any age, even new born babies. Pediatric adjustments are much lower force than adults, but just as effective! Chiropractic care for infants helps with things like colic, interrupted sleep patterns, constipation, and the list goes on. Why does it help with these things? Because vertebral subluxations have a significant impact on the physiological and neurolgical function of the body. By restoring balance to the structure, we restore balance to the nerve system, and the result is that the body resumes working the way it is designed to. If you are curious to learn more, you can check out the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Sweeney is currently in process of completing her Pediatric Diplomate with the ICPA.
Do you bill insurance?By us not having to bill your insurance, we pass the savings directly on to you. We want to make sure you get the best care for optimal life expression, with no limitations.