Frequently Asked Questions
It’s natural to have questions about your care. We encourage you to ask questions so you can fully understand how chiropractic care leads to health and healing. Here are some of the most common questions we get.
Chiropractors treat a variety of different conditions. Chiropractors are nerve specialists and are experts in finding the exact area where there are misalignments of the spine. When the bones of the spine move out of position, it puts pressure on the nerves, which then impacts how those nerves function. This can lead to different aches, pains and dysfunctions in the body. Chiropractors are able to address every health issue that involves the nervous system.
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Chiropractic care is very gentle and specific. Chiropractic is the largest, natural and drugless healing profession in the world today. It is widely recognized as one of the safest and least invasive health care approaches. Chiropractors detect and correct nerve interference by adjusting the vertebrae of the spine. Adjustments are gentle, safe and effective.
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The Chiropractic approach to healthcare is natural, so yes, it is great for children too. It is a highly skilled treatment and very gentle for them to receive. The systematic effect of nerve interference is complex and can be the cause of many childhood illnesses such as ear infections, asthma, acid reflux, and immune deficiencies.
In addition to undergraduate studies in the sciences, the Chiropractic college curriculum consists of four years of classroom, laboratory and clinical sciences. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A number of techniques are used in the field of Chiropractic. Most adjustments involve the use of hands or small instruments to apply a controlled and specific force to a spinal segment. The purpose of this force is to correct the misalignments in the spine that cause nerve interference.
Chiropractic adjustments are very gentle and enjoyable. When the specific force is applied, it is done so in a controlled and specific manner. Our patients are pleasantly surprised to discover how comfortable and relaxing the adjustments are.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is very safe and beneficial. Here at Smith Chiropractic, we specialize in taking care of pregnant women. Scientific research has shown chiropractic care can reduce labor pains and delivery times by up to 60%.
Absolutely. The birth process can be very traumatic on an infant’s spine, especially their neck. Chiropractic care is very effective for relief of infantile colic, reflux, ear infections, sleep issues, nursing issues, constipation, and immune system deficiencies.