Chiropractic FAQs

Whether you are thinking of making your first visit to our Austin chiropractor, or have seen one before, you may have many questions.  Some of the most common questions our Austin Tx chiropractor has been asked are answered below:

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic at our Austin clinic is focused on the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations.  We think of our spine as holding us upright and aiding in our movement, which of course it does, but it’s other job is to protect the delicate spinal cord.  The brain, spinal cord and nerves carry messages throughout the body and control it’s important functions.  If the individual moving bones (the vertebra) become misaligned (subluxated), they can impede in the normal flow of these messages which results in the malfunction of the body’s tissues.  By restoring proper spinal biomechanics and reduce their effects on the nervous system, thereby allowing the body to return to optimal health and function.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a gentle, specific force in a precise direction to a joint that is not moving properly or is misaligned.  This adds motion to the joint, and allows it to return to a more normal motion and position.  There are many ways to adjust the spine, at Full Life Chiropractic we use the Blair Upper Cervical technique – an extremely gentle and accurate technique that doesn’t require twisting or cracking.

What does your Austin Chiropractor treat?

Most people’s first question is can you help me?  We’ve been in practice a long time so we know exactly what we can help and what we can’t – our first job is to work out whether yours is a chiropractic case or not.  If it is – we’ll let you know right away, and if we can’t help we’ll find you someone who can.  Here are some things we’ve helped lots of people with:

·         Back pain and neck pain ·         Headaches and migraines
·         Leg pain and Sciatica ·         Scoliosis
·         Shoulder pain ·         Chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia
·         Sleep disorders ·         Digestive problems
·         Allergies ·         High blood pressure
·         Acid reflux ·         Asthma
·         Knee and foot pain ·         Disc herniation

So if you don’t twist or pop, what do you do?

Great question!  Blair Upper Cervical care is a highly specialized system of locating and correcting nerve interference in the spine.  By using this specific correction, it allows the spine to become stable and healthy again, significantly reducing the amount of adjusting and intervention.  For the adjustment itself, the patient is lying on their side, and the doctor uses their hands to give a quick and gentle adjustment without twisting or manipulating the spine.