How Long Will the Adjustment Last Before I Need Another? Will I Always Need to be Adjusted?

There are three types of chiropractic care: Relief Care One of the most common reasons people seek out the services of a chiropractor is for relief, plain and simple. Chiropractic care eases pressure on the spine, and can drastically reduce chronic pain, stiffness, and other forms of general discomfort in the back and connecting tissues, as well […]

What Does Chiropractic Treat?

The human brain communicates through the body’s nervous system, sending messages through our spinal column, so it’s easy to see how taking care of this conduit of messages to every single part of our bodies is so important. Routine chiropractic care is vital to maintaining good overall health and regularly visiting The Joint can have a significant positive […]

Do Chiropractors go to Medical School?

Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements […]

Can a Chiropractor Help With Migraines and Headaches?

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication. Also, a 1995 study in the Journal […]

Can You Adjust Other Joints in The Body Other Than The Spine?

When chiropractors talk about extremities, they are referring to the joints of the body and not the joints of the spine. This includes the jaw, ribs, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers, shoulder, knee, foot, ankle, and toes. Extremity Adjustments complement Spinal Adjustments. These extremity problems can cause spinal problems. The spine will be checked and adjusted first before an extremity will be checked […]

Should I Crack My Own Back, Neck, Fingers? Can I Get a Friend to Crack My Back?

A chiropractor conducts a very careful assessment, which includes a thorough discussion of past and present medical history of the patient, and a comprehensive examination. During the medical history, the doctor is able to identify areas of the patient’s body that are not functioning at their optimal level and are producing noticeable symptoms. During the examination, the doctor […]

Is It Bad If My Body Pops And Cracks During The Adjustment?

Many people are unfamiliar with the mechanism of the popping sound that occurs during a chiropractic adjustment. Here is the mechanism: synovial fluid in your joints contains oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gases, approximately 80% is carbon dioxide. When a chiropractor adjusts, the joint capsule is rapidly stretched, which in turn increases the volume of the joint by 15-20%. This […]

Do I Need X-Rays?

The initial visit includes completing appropriate paperwork and explaining to the doctor your goals in seeking chiropractic care. The Chiropractic physician will take a detailed history and consultation followed by a chiropractic examination. If further testing, including but not limited to the taking of x-rays, are required the doctor will work with you to refer you to […]