5 Questions To Ask Your Chiropractor
Simple Truths Of Chiropractic
With the ever changing “Health World” it often becomes hard to keep things in perspective of what health really is. Many times we go around and around chasing different tactics of what someone thinks health is. Even chiropractors have been known to blur the lines of what we should actually be doing for patients. Chiropractic care is health care. Why? Chiropractors are trained experts in the detection and correction of subluxations of the spine. That’s it. A subluxation is the physical representation of all dis-ease in the body. A subluxation will create dysfunction within every part of the body, thus destroying one’s optimum potential. To learn more, ask your chiropractor! When looking for a chiropractor, start with 5 basic questions to make sure there are no blurred lines with your health care.
Question # 1: Do You Take X-Rays?
X-rays provide a clear image of what to actually adjust, and more importantly what not to do for a patient. It’s the 90/10 rule. They provide specificity of 90% of what does not need to happen and 10% of what does need to happen. X-rays allow chiropractors to not guess when dealing with your health. To heal, your body requires what your body needs and not somebody else’s. X-rays are unique towards you and your body’s needs. Taking x-rays is not new. In 1910 the chiropractic profession implemented x-rays as mandatory before even touching somebody’s spine (aside from pregnant mothers, babies, and other unique situations). So, let’s not guess with your health when dealing with the most important part of your body, the spine.
Question # 2: Do You Get Spinal Listings Off The X-Rays?
Spinal listings are what subluxations are called after a chiropractor does an analysis on x-rays. Spinal listings are the equivalent to a blue-print of the foundation and how something was built. X-ray analysis is essential to understanding how you are different from everyone else. Understanding the x-ray component when finding a subluxation enables your care to be on point for what you would expect from a specific chiropractor. The focus of the adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). This is only directed with use of spinal listings.
Question # 3 Is Your Goal To Restore Normal Function?
Function Vs Feeling. As a chiropractor our top responsibility is to make sure that your body is functioning at optimum potential by adapting to the stress that brings you into our office. Feeling good just comes with functioning well. Make sure you are seeking chiropractic care for function. Going to the chiropractor only when you’re in pain is like robbing a bank and only stealing the lollipops. It doesn’t make sense and chiropractic is not designed as an expensive Advil. Our goal is to enable your body to do whatever you desire without LIMITS. The sensory component (pain part) of a nerve is an immensely small portion of the central nervous system. Nerve tension exists through subluxations without any feeling of pain. Pain will often be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back. Normal function enables your body to be healthy from the inside out.
Question #4 Do You Take Post X-Rays To Document Structural Change?
Of course! This thought process is equivalent to an orthodontist who puts braces on a pair of teeth. Not only do you visit your orthodontist for check-ups while the braces are on but eventually you see teeth that are straightened out. Then, after the braces are removed, you have to retain the straightening. The same is done for chiropractic. If you have regular check-ups for your spinal health, your body will adapt and heal. When specific subluxations have been addressed and adjusted specifically for a period of time, the body changes. Your adjustments will change based on your body adapting. Post X-rays will allow your chiropractor to show you changes in your spine and how your body is adapting to care.
Question # 5 Do You Work With Pediatric And Elderly?
Chiropractic care is not just for athletes and middle class men who have back aches. The overall care and well-being of the spine should begin from the day you are born to the day you are put to rest. Everyone needs regular spinal check-ups to make sure that your body is working at optimum potential. Attending a pediatric chiropractor allows your child’s nervous system to continue to grow and overcome many forms of trauma as they learn to walk and crawl, play, and become involved in sporting activities. Many of these actions may result in subluxations which can be detected and adjusted to restore normal development. The only way to find out if you have subluxations is to get checked.