You may have many questions about what Chiropractic care is, how it works, and what the benefits are. Here we break down some details of what you need to know about Chiropractic care.
1. How does Chiropractic Care work?
Plain and simple, your body is designed to be healthy. From your very first breath until your last, you deserve to be healthy. Your Red Deer Chiropractors at Pure deliver a team based collaborative approach to deliver care to you. Our clinic care includes massage therapy, nutrition, fitness, physiotherapy, psychology, homeopathy, kinesiology, and spinal adjustments.
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. It does so by locating and removing the interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) affecting your nervous system. When under the proper control of your nervous system, your cells, tissues, and organs are far more efficient at resisting disease and ill health. Therefore, the goal of Chiropractic care is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health. Specific adjustments, backed up with proper nutrition and movement patterns help to enhance your health.
2. What is a Subluxation?
To state it simply, a Subluxation is a “displaced or stuck vertebrae…[causing] pressure on the nerves.” These misalignments cause the body to malfunction which results in a lowered resistance to disease, pain, imbalance, and fatigue.
Subluxations can be caused by accidents, falls, sports injuries, bad posture—and even stress.
3. What is a Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment?
A Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment is defined as “the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, “locked up,” or not moving properly.”
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and natural procedure. By receiving an adjustment you are actively trying to eliminate interference to the nervous system. In doing so, you are improving your spinal function and your overall health.
4. What Can I Expect During My First Visit To Pure?
Though each Chiropractor is different in their own respect, patients to Pure will commonly expect the following during their first visit:
- A thorough consultation and clinic assessment to determine conditions which may be appropriate for
- A referral to another health care provider for conditions which are not appropriate for Chiropractic care;
- An understanding of the type of care to be administered, and what results may be expected;
- A clear understanding of financial agreements; and
- Appropriate and ethical care.
Moreover, patients should expect to evaluate both treatment effectiveness and projected duration with the Doctor as the care continues.
5. Can’t I Just Do Yoga or Other Stretching Exercises to Correct my Spine?
To put it simply – no. Although exercise is an important part of good health, without normal spinal function a physical workout merely puts additional wear and tear on improperly functioning spinal joints.
Yoga and stretching are a valuable resource to use for overall health and well-being. As such, our care recommendations may include exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home to support the treatments received in the clinic. Our team at Pure engages actively in yoga and other functional fitness programs and we encourage our patients to do the same.
6. How Can I Explain Chiropractic to my Family and Friends?
Your friends and family may be curious as to what Chiropractic care entails. To explain it simply, our brain, which controls absolutely everything in our bodies, sends signals down the spinal cord. These signals allow our bodies to move and function. If any of the spine’s vertebrae are misaligned, unwanted pressure is placed on the spinal cord and nerves.
Such misalignment can result in a multitude of negative symptoms, such as back pain, headaches, and so on. A Chiropractor gently removes the pressure on the nerves by gently and safely adjusting the spine—alleviating negative symptoms, and aiding the body to correct itself.
7. How Long Will my Body Take to Heal?
Your Chiropractor will provide you with some form of timeline, based on their assessment findings. However, it is important to note that your body does the healing—it is definitely a team game. This means that your body will prioritize the healing.
For example, if your lower back is sore and you have digestive problems, your body may prioritize healing in your GI tract. Since both of these areas are under control of the nerves in your lower back, priority will be given to the issue more critical to your overall health.
Our team at Pure is here to support you and your overall health. Connect with us for more information on Chiropractic care and any clinic services at Pure.