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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

If you’re new to chiropractic, you may be wondering what it’s all about. Here are some FAQ to shed some light on this form of natural healthcare.

What is chiropractic?

Did you know that your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism? Your brain and body direct every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. This communication takes place through your nerve system, which is protected by your spine. Tension and stress in your nerve system, then, can occur through the spine.

A chiropractor seeks to correct areas of stress in the spine that will allow your nerve system to operate at its peak. In turn, you can experience healing and a restoration of your health.
What health problems can chiropractic address?

In addition to managing back and neck pain, chiropractic also can improve posture, reduce headaches, improve range of motion, boost energy, enhance sleep quality and much more. By addressing the parts of the spine that are stressed, your nerve system can function better. Your overall health may then improve.

What causes interference in the brain and body’s communication?

Three different forms of stress can impact your health:

Physical. Examples include falling while learning to walk, sustaining an injury from a car accident, and experiencing pain due to repetitive motion.

Emotional. Family conflict, anxiety, stress and grief are common types of emotional stress.

Chemical. Medications, food additives, pollution and toxic ingredients in cleaning products are some examples of chemical stress.

When these stresses are present, and the body can’t adapt to them, the brain and body can’t communicate as they should.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor assesses your spine and nerve system for any dysfunction. Once we locate it, we can use highly precise adjustments to restore the spine. Chiropractic is the only form of healthcare that addresses nervous system function.

Who can benefit from chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is appropriate for everyone, from infants to seniors and all ages in between!

How frequently will I be seen?

Several factors determine how often you’ll come in for care. These include how long you’ve been dealing with your problem, your health history and any trauma you’ve experienced. After an evaluation, we’ll be able to tell you how frequently you should come in.

Does getting an adjustment hurt?

No, not at all! Chiropractic is gentle and can allow you to feel, move and function better.
If you have other questions for us here at Roughan Chiropractic, we’d be happy to answer them. Contact us today!

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