CHIROPRACTIC FOR BEGINNERS
We are happy to take calls at (360) 668-2000 and schedule a free consultation to answer your
questions about chiropractic. Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions.
When it comes to actual treatment, we make sure there are no surprises for our chiropractic patients.
We offer hands-on and mechanical techniques, depending on the needs and comfort level of the patient.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a safe and effective medical practice that addresses the role of the spine and
central nervous system as they affect your health. Chiropractors can identify and correct the
actual causes of the many health challenges that appear when misalignments of the vertebrae
(the bones that make up the spine) disrupt neurological communications between your brain
and the cells, tissues, and organs of the body. These vertebral misalignments may have
occurred naturally, or they may be a result of injury. Either way, chiropractic is a completely
natural and very effective approach to treating the causes, not just the symptoms.
The First Step
Like in any medical practice, the first step before treatment is a consultation with the doctor.
This consultation will provide the opportunity for you to ask all of your questions, and a
chance for our doctor to find out whether chiropractic care is the right treatment for your
particular areas of concern. If we don’t think we can help you, we will provide an alternative
recommendation for your care.
Our chiropractic doctors will also discuss with you whether x-rays will be needed before your
first adjustment, based on your complaints and condition. It is always a good idea for the
doctor to examine your full spinal x-rays before the first adjustment, to rule out any counter-
indications for chiropractic and even to identify some pathologies.
What Happens During a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Our chiropractors correct misalignments by gently adjusting the position of each vertebrae
of the spine, reducing or eliminating neuropathy (changes in the pathology of the nerves),
allowing your body to properly self-regulate, adapt and heal. Depending on the patient’s
needs, this may be conducted when the patient is lying down, sitting, and/or standing up.
Contrary to popular conversation, Chiropractors don’t actually “crack” anything. In fact,
adjustments may not even involve that popping noise heard when gasses are released between
We hope this information is helpful to you. We are here to answer your questions and we invite
you to call to today to schedule a free consultation at (360) 668-2000.