Common Conditions That Respond Well to Chiropractic
Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Autism
Bell’s Palsy Blindness/Visual Disorders Blood Pressure
Cancer Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Neck Pain Colic Crohn's Disease
Deafness Degenerative Joint Disease Disc Herniation
Female Issues Fibromyalgia Forward Head Posture
Gastroesophageal Reflux Headache Immune Function
Infertility Low Back Pain Maintenance Care and Wellness
Multiple Sclerosis Nonmusculoskeletal Disorders
Otitis Media Parkinson's Disease Pregnancy-related Pain
Radiculopathy Repetitive Stress Scoliosis
Spinal Alignment/Cervical Curve Spinal PainStress Subluxation
Temporomandibular Joint Vertigo and Balance Whiplash
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the science, art & philosophy of locating & correcting vertebral subluxations through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments thus allowing your body to function at it's optimum potential.
What is a subluxation & what problems do they cause?
A misalignment of one or more of the spinal bones (vertebrae). A subluxation is a perfect example of how structure effects function. It causes degeneration to spinal joints and the spinal disc structures, interference to your nervous system, pain, restriction of movement &even muscle spasms. When the nervous system is impaired, your body's natural ability to heal itself & function at it's optimum potential becomes impaired.
What is an adjustment?
A gentle, specific "thrust" delivered by hand or instrument. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct your spinal subluxation(s) thus restoring spinal function and removing nerve interference in your body.
Does it hurt to get adjusted?
Not normally. Chiropractic adjustments almost always feel great. Actually, most patients look forward to getting their adjustments because they immediately feel better. When the joints of your spine are adjusted to their proper position, you will notice greater flexibility, decreased pain, less muscle stress and tension.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Yes. Statistics prove that chiropractic care is one of the safest types of healthcare in the world. You only need to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to those paid by medical doctors. Doctors of Chiropractic pay only a small fraction (approx. 1/20) of the price medical doctors pay in malpractice premiums. 250,000 people will die this year as a result of bad medicine, making this the third leading cause of death in the United States of America (The Journal of The American Medical Association, JAMA; Vol.284, July 26, 2000). Of the millions of people receiving chiropractic adjustments, each year, only a handful will even make a complaint.Why do my children need chiropractic care?The birth process is often the cause of your child's first subluxation. A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 80lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. Then, as children grow up and become more adventurous, the number of injuries to their spines become countless. The repeated falls as children learn to walk and ride bikes, the running, jumping, twisting, bumping and playing in in athletic events will often cause your child to become subluxated. Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body, a more balanced flow of nervous system energy and overall increased performance as she/he passes through their windows of development. A subluxation free child also minimizes the risk of future health challenges.What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment?That sound is not your spine "cracking" or "popping" like most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill a partial vacuum that is created when the joints are mobilized. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques produce no noise at all.
Is it bad to "crack" your back or neck a lot?
This question is frequently asked because people associate the "cracking" or "popping" of one's back or neck with a chiropractic adjustment. The two are not the same thing. It is normal to feel releases during stretching and exercise activities, but if a person has a desire to "crack" his/her neck or back it is often because that area of the spine is fixated or jammed. The fixated or jammed area needs to be properly adjusted by a chiropractor. When you "crack" your back you may be relieving the tension for a little while, but do you notice how it keeps coming back? That is because you are not fixing the cause of the spinal tension. The fixated or jammed (subluxated) vertebrae, has not been corrected. Any person who makes a habit out of "cracking" or "popping" their back or neck needs to go to a Doctor of Chiropractic to have their spine checked. Even a chiropractor cannot adjust him/herself.
Once you see a chiropractor, do you have to go for the rest of your life?
Should I continue chiropractic care if I don't have any symptoms and I feel better?
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Chiropuncture, Inc.Oxnard CA Chiropractor Acupuncturist
Dr Danny Lai, DC, LAc.
237 West 7th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030, USA