It is natural to have questions about your treatment, in fact we encourage it. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care that our patients have.
What is an adjustment?
Visit our page on the chiropractic adjustment for a general overview of what an adjustment is and what it does for the body.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is when one or more of the bones in your spine move out of position and create pressure on spinal nerves. This pressure can result in irritation of those nerves, causing them to malfunction, which can then interfere with the signals they carry. Because these nerve signals control all the body’s functions, interference can result in a wide range of discomfort and symptoms. It is goal of chiropractic care to remove this interference by locating and correcting these various points of misalignment.
Here is a video in which Dr. Murray explains a type of subluxation and how chiropractic care can help correct it.
Should I get adjusted before or after I exercise?
It works both ways so the answer comes down to your own personal preference. Getting adjusted beforehand puts your body in balance and allows for a better workout. On the other hand, an adjustment after a workout helps the body recover better.
Once I go to a chiropractor, will I always have to get adjusted?
No. Chiropractic care does not necessitate more chiropractic care. Life and how you body deals with stress is the catalyst of recurrent care. <relevant video>
Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?
They do not hurt. Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and effective forces that are applied to the body and are never forced. Patients who arrive at our office suffering from pain may feel discomfort related to that pain, but the adjustment itself will always be as gentle as possible.
What do I need to do before my visit?
Nothing is needed. If you are coming in for the first time, visit our New Patients section. Returning patients should let us know if they have a change in condition so that we have the most complete information available to us.
Do chiropractors and doctors get along?
Our country has some of the best medical care in the world, but sometimes a patient’s needs call for a different type of therapy. Here is Dr. Murray’s perspective on the relationship between Chiropractic care and traditional medicine.
Are there any exercises I can do to help?
Dr. Murray demonstrates some simple ball exercises you can do to improve strength, endurance, and mobility. Improvements in these three key areas are an excellent way to complement chiropractic therapy and treatments.
Here are some other great resources that Dr. Murray recommends:
Do you recommend supplements?
The best supplement is a healthy diet and good nutrition. However there are three things that are hard to, which happen to be required by every human being on the planet. These are:
- Vitamin D3
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids in the form of fish oil