The most widely taught definition is: “Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art of things natural; a system of adjusting the segments of the spinal column by hand only, for the correction of the cause of dis-ease.” Simply put, Chiropractic is the philosophy (they why), science (the what) and art (the how) of allowing the body to function the way it was designed to, through the use of spinal adjustments. We have a belief in the body’s innate intelligence, meaning we believe the body to be a self-healing entity. With Chiropractic, we allow the body to move away from dis-ease, to a place closer to that of ease, thereby allowing the body to function as it should.
- Attending chiropractic school.
- Earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
- Passing a four-part series of exams.
- Securing licensure in the state where you plan to practice.
- Maintaining licensure with continuing education courses.
Unless pregnant or a young child, we do require x-rays and take them onsite. A picture of your spine provides the doc with the opportunity to evaluate the spine prior to your first adjustment.
The answer is now! Our whole staff wants you to feel both comfortable and informed during each and every visit. So throw those questions at us, whatever they may be; we are ready!
Most adjustments do not hurt at all and in most instances provide relief. From time to time though, areas of soreness or a particular point of contact could cause a short period of discomfort.
Consistent adjustments allow the body to begin healing faster, resulting in a reduction of pain. In certain cases where issues do not resolve entirely, Dr. Chris will recommend alternative options/therapies with professionals, in their areas of expertise.
Costs are based on the type of visit (exam vs. plan) and on your individualized treatment plan. All plans are recommended and are never under contract. Payment options and insurance benefits are always reviewed during your second visit.
Your body and your needs are different from anyone else’s. With this in mind, Dr. Chris creates a customized treatment plan specifically designed for you. For more information on the breakdown of each visit, please refer to the What to Expect portion of our website.
Short answer, no! You know your body better than anyone else and you know what you need to do to keep your body performing at its very best. That includes eating right, getting enough sleep, exercise, drinking enough water and maintaining the health of your spine. We can only make recommendations on what maintenance may look like for your lifestyle, but ultimately that’s up to you.
You wouldn’t take your car to the veterinarian would you? You’d take it to a specialist in that field. If Chiropractic is not working for your body and your needs, it is important to find what does. We have worked hard to build some pretty incredible relationships with experts in all types of varying fields and we will gladly guide you to someone who may know how to better serve you.