Frequently Asked Questions in The Colony
Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in The Colony. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in The Colony for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Stonebridge Chiropractic a call at (469) 535-3800 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.
Your body wants to be healthy, and it does everything in its power to stay that way from the smallest of cells to the largest of systems. When something interferes with this natural ability to fight injury, sickness, and disease, chiropractic care comes in to correct the issue.
Regular chiropractic care, however, can start any of these issues from developing in the first place to keep the body healthy and well. Chiropractic care works by regulating spinal position and function and fixing any problems as they arise. This can lead to increased mobility, decreased pain, and an increase in overall wellness.
Chiropractic care starts with a case history to get to know the client and their body better. This uncovers any past injuries, problems, surgeries, etc. to help the chiropractor best fit their care to your unique body. Once this has been completed, a comprehensive examination of the clients neurological, orthopedic, and chiropractic strengths and weaknesses.
This allows the chiropractor to uncover where problems may be located, what malfunctions are present, and how to go forth with treatment. The Chiropractic doctor then uses this information make a plan of action, which includes adjustments at regular appointments.
Before one becomes a chiropractic doctor he or she must complete many years of intense educational training along with passing several board examinations. By completing courses with a focus on biomechanics, spinal adjusting techniques, the anatomy of the body, X-ray analysis, physiology, neurology, pathology, and more, chiropractic doctors learn to identify spinal issues and how to correct them.
Once these courses are completed, the doctor must then pass the National Board Exam and apply to a government licensing board and pass their required tests. At this point, the doctor is a licensed chiropractor, but more often than not the education does not stop there. Methodology and technology are constantly changing a chiropractors make it a priority to learn about any new scientific research and how to apply it to their practice.
Yes, chiropractic care is safe because it is a natural approach that works with and responds to each individual body. Chiropractic care is a conservative way to go directly to the problem and correct it, rather than using more dangerous and extreme methods to simply address the symptoms.
No, as a matter of fact, you probably could benefit from chiropractic care now more than ever. By restoring normal spinal function and positioning, you will experience improved mobility, endurance, vitality, and even appetite that you may not have had for years.
Additionally, chiropractic care can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with chronic ailments that develop with age, such as arthritis. Because chiropractic care is simple and flows with the natural response of the body, this form of treatment can prove far safer and more effective than the use of drugs or surgeries.
At Stonebridge Chiropractic there are three main reasons for which children need chiropractic care at a young age.
First, some children are born with problems in their spine in which vertebrae are out of place or something is not functioning correctly. While kids are still young these problems should be addressed to prevent them from worsening.
Secondly, a lot of the accidents that accompany childhood can affect the spine without anyone, even a doctor, realizing it. Stumbling while learning to walk or landing on your back while learning to do the monkey bars. Even bending over incorrectly when picking up a basketball off the ground can all injure the spine and go unnoticed.
Lastly, starting a regular routine of chiropractic care while young can prevent any injuries from arising. Address any potential damage at its first onset instead of waiting for it to get worse. Chiropractic care is modified to the child’s spine and has been reported to leave kids feeling better and healthier in the long run.
With Stonebridge Chiropractic this all depends on countless factors and the goals that you have in mind.
- For someone who is active, stressed, or simply desires to feel their best at all times. Regular, yet less frequent, chiropractic care sessions may go on for as long as the individual would like.
- Then there are those looking to correct an injury. It all depends on the type of injury and when it occurred.
- If some trauma that has happened a long time ago and has gone unnoticed or uncorrected.
On the other hand, newer and quickly addressed injuries can be corrected with several visits in a short course of time. How long you stay in treatment is up to you.
An adjustment is a way of adding motion to a spinal joint that has been “locked up”. Allowing the body to heal itself and move the bones back to normal position and motion. An adjustment is done by applying the right amount of force in the right place. Using either the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument. How much force and where it is applied depends on the individuals injury.
Some adjustments require a quick and harder thrust whereas others require constant, slower pressure; based on his or her training, your chiropractor will know exactly which method to use.
The short answer to this question would be no. Your body needs to heal itself on its own in its own time. However, you can slow the process down if you are not careful to give your body the assistance it needs. By seeing a chiropractor in the first place has already shortened the healing process. Because he or she can remove anything interfering with the body’s natural defense.
While the body is working to heal itself, it is important to assist it by treating your body with care. This includes learning how to properly sit and lift to avoid any further injury. Give your body enough rest, avoid sleeping on your stomach, and practicing proper nutrition.
Possibly, but probably not. While you may be experiencing pain and side effects from a spinal issue. The chances of it actually being a pinched nerve are only 10-15%. More often than not any discomfort is coming from an irritated nerve.
However, a pinched nerve is possible if you are experiencing numbness, a pins and needles sensation, or a burning feeling. Either way, you should not be living with any discomfort. Seeing a chiropractor can reduce side effects or pain and correct any spinal issues.
Because of the way spinal discs are attached to the surrounding vertebrae, a slipped disc is impossible. When an injury occurs it due to the fact that a disc has torn, bulged, herniated, or ruptured.
When this happens, the internal fluid of a disk leaks. The disc can no longer cushion and support the nerve roots and spine; that is where the pain comes from. Seeing a chiropractor can help to alleviate this painful pressure and return the spine to normal function.
Symptoms, such as pain, are similar to the warning lights in a car that go off to stop the onset of a bigger problem (like running out of gas) or to warn of an underlying problem (like low tire pressure). Symptoms are the outside, observable traits that indicate something more serious is going on inside of your body. Whereas medical treatment seeks to treat symptoms, we as chiropractors, seek to treat the underlying causes of these symptoms.
The warning light turns off when prescribed drugs or given a surgery. However, the core problem is still there. Although one may “feel good,” they are not necessarily healthy. Oftentimes going by how you feel can be a dangerous measurement of health. This is because some symptoms don’t arise until it’s too late, such as a stroke revealing the underlying issue of high blood pressure.
As chiropractors, our job is to respond to symptoms such as back pain, tingling, and numbness and uncover what is going on within the body. Rather than attempting to cover up these feelings and symptoms, we help the body to engage its own natural healing systems to fix the underlying problem.
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