What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a system of health care that releases one of the most serious forms of stress from your body: the vertebral subluxation complex. It can affect your nerves, muscles, internal organs, discs, bones and brain and weaken your overall health. Chiropractic has become the largest drugless health care profession in the world because it has helped millions of people recover from sickness, disease, and disability and minimize the use of drugs and surgery in their lives!

What is Vertebral Subluxation Complex?
If the spinal column is unbalanced, the nerve system that it protects is placed under stress, is damaged and it not able to function at 100% capacity. That causes disease or overall body disharmony or malfunction. It interferes with and damages your nerves, ligaments, discs and joints; weakens your muscles; and alters the energies to all parts of your body. Your internal organs may get less blood, even your brain may get less oxygen! The most frightening thing is that you may have subluxations in your body for years without noticing any effects. Eventually they can weaken you to the point where you'd begin to develop lowered resistance and fall prey to sickness and diseases of all kinds. Doctors of chiropractic analyze your spinal column and structural system for areas of vertebral subluxation complex. They rebalance and realign your body using "spinal adjustment" techniques.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A spinal adjustment is a special procedure your chiropractor uses to correct or relieve your vertebral subluxation complex. Your chiropractor spends years mastering this procedure. There may be many subluxations in your spine and consequently you may receive many adjustments. On some days there may be no subluxations and you will receive no adjustments.

How does the Chiropractor help me?
The doctor of chiropractic analyzes your body for vertebral subluxations using his/her hands and other analysis tools, and then corrects or removes any vertebral subluxations using various spinal adjustment techniques.

Why should I go to a Chiropractor?
You may be surprised to learn that doctors of chiropractic do not treat migraines or bed-wetting or menstrual cramps or backaches or the flu or high fevers or any other disease. The goal of the doctor of chiropractic is to awaken your own natural healing ability by correcting the vertebral subluxation complex, one of the deadliest, most destructive blockages of life and energy you can suffer from. By correcting the vertebral subluxation complex, your doctor of chiropractic promotes natural healing, vitality, strength and health. That's why, if you'd go into the waiting room of a doctor, you'd probably see people with many kinds of health problems yet they are there for one thing only, to have their vertebral subluxations corrected, not to have their diseases treated.

How should I feel after an adjustment?
The chiropractic spinal adjustment to remove pressure on your nerves and rebalance your body structure can be a very powerful procedure. At the moment that a chiropractor corrects your vertebral subluxation complex, hundreds of bodily functions and activities are affected, the flow of nerve impulses over the spinal cord and spinal nerves is normalized and your body begins to renew and rebuild itself.

Do Chiropractors need to be strong?
Do you have to be strong to give any adjustment? No, strength is not necessary --- skill is. An adjustment has little to do with actual strength since the body is always trying to pull the vertebra back into proper alignment. Most of the force is already there. Just the right push in the right direction should be all the force that is needed. A small female chiropractor of slight build, can, with the proper adjusting technique, move man-mountains.

What are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are tender, sensitive areas that, when pressed, stuck, heated or cooled can be exquisitely painful. You may first discover trigger points when you are surprised by someone pressing a seemingly pain-free area. Trigger point pain may be also be referred to other areas of the body. Trigger points are common in chronic muscle spasm, myalgia, myositis, fibrositis, strain and sprain, and other muscle and joint problems.