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Full Life Chiropractic FAQs

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At Full Life Chiropractic, we believe that educated patients are the best patients—and we of course want you to have all of the knowledge necessary to make the best decisions when it comes to your health. Below are some of the questions we hear most often.

Have other questions not answered below? We’d love to chat with you—simply give us a call.

What is chiropractic care?

Good question! At Full Life Chiropractic, we focus 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 its important functions. If the individual moving bones (the vertebra) become misaligned (subluxated), they can impede the normal flow of these messages which results in the malfunction of the body’s tissues. By restoring proper spinal biomechanics and reducing their effects on the nervous system, the body is able 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.

Are chiropractors’ doctors?

Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not MDs, but they need an extensive education to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. Educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.

What conditions do chiropractors serve?

Typically chiropractors treat patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They also treat sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints.

Does chiropractic care hurt?

No! At Full Life Chiropractic, Dr. Andrew uses minimal force and gentle pressure. Most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort and promote healing.

Are adjustments safe?

Yes! Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems.

I’m pregnant. Can I still see a chiropractor?

Please do! Many pregnant mothers have found that chiropractic care supports a healthy pregnancy and can even make delivery easier.

Should my kid get an adjustment?

Yes. We welcome kids to come to Full Life Chiropractic. The benefits of child chiropractic adjustments extend into the nervous system. Chiropractors make sure the spine is growing in the correct way. This prevents and treats certain nervous system issues like ear infections. This care can also treat asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues.

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