"The Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body." - Dr. B.J. Palmer
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a high velocity low amplitude thrust in a specific direction to correct a physical subluxation (see What is a Subluxation?). At Jones Chiropractic we utilize different ways to accomplish this chiropractic adjustment:
Manual Adjustments: chiropractor uses his/her hands to adjust, usually creating a "popping" sound. If you are uncomfortable with the "popping" sound there is a second option.
Instrument-Assisted Adjustments: chiropractor uses a specifically crafted instrument to make the adjustment which normally does not produce a “popping” sound.
Who can Benefit?
Everyone! Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) train for many years specializing in the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
At Jones Chiropractic we can help patients with typical musculoskeletal complaints:
Low Back Conditions
Besides traditional chiropractic complaints, Jones Chiropractic has extensive training in helping patients that are diagnosed with:
Chronic GI Disorders
What is a Subluxation?
A subluxation is an interference to the nervous system. At Jones Chiropractic we believe there are 4 causes of subluxations that can prevent you from functioning optimally:
1. Physical Subluxation
Cause: Trauma & Injuries
2. Emotional Subluxation
Cause: Stress, Negative Thoughts & Traumas
3. Chemical Subluxation
Cause: Poor Diet, Heavy Metals, & Environmental Toxins
4. Electromagnetic Subluxation
Cause: Wi-Fi & Cell Phones
What is the "popping" noise heard when I get adjusted?"The “popping” noise from a chiropractic adjustment comes from gas escaping the joint. Most joints of your body have a capsule filled with fluid and gas. When the capsule is stretched, the air is released creating a “popping” sound (like opening a bottle of soda pop). No harm to the body occurs when this happens, but just the opposite. The nervous system is enhanced and can perform at a more optimal state.
Does it hurt to get adjusted?Most people find chiropractic adjustments relieving instead of painful. People who have not been to a chiropractor before have a preconception that a chiropractic adjustment will hurt due to the "popping" or "cracking" sound. This is rarely the case. On rare occasions people can experience mild pain, but most people experience a relieving sensation after a chiropractic adjustment.
Can infants/children recieve chiropractic care?Chiropractic is safe for all ages including infants and children. At Jones Chiropractic, we believe starting infants/children with preventitive chiropractic care early in life will set them up for a lifetime of health and well-being.
Is chiropractic safe for expecting mothers?Chiropractic care is safe for expecting mothers. Flexible spinal and pelvic joints allow the woman to better adapt to the rapid changes of her body while the baby is developing and preparing for the birth process.
How often do I need to go to the chiropractor?It depends upon the patient. Patient's that come in with an injury need to realize one appointment may help relieve the pain, but the tissue that was injured has not yet healed. So patients with an injury may need to see a chiropractor more frequently at the start of care. At Jones Chiropractic, we believe every human being, no matter the age, needs to get his/her spine checked on a regular basis, like taking your car to the mechanic. The goal of taking your car to the mechanic is for the mechanic to keep your car in working order and fix minor problems before any major issues arise. This is the same goal you should have when you make a regular appointment with a chiropractor.