The Chiropractors Clinic & Massage Therapy Center

These are the questions we hear most often at The Chiropractors Clinic & Massage Therapy Center in Silverdale, WA. If you cannot find the answer your looking for, please feel free to call us.


If you should have a question about chiropractic or about other drug-free and non-invasive health care that is not answered here, please feel free to call our office and ask to talk to one of our doctors.
 

BACK TO TOPIs Chiropractic care safe?
Absolutely.  Compared to other medical treatments, which include medication and surgery, chiropractic is by far the safest.  It is estimated that 140,000 people in the USA die each year from drug-related reactions and nearly 100,000 people die as a result of medical errors. Insurance companies evaluate the risks of all professions, and charge a premium based on the risk the profession poses. Chiropractors have by far the lowest insurance premium of all medical providers. Even though thousands of chiropractic adjustments are made each year, only a few complaints are registered. TOP

 

BACK TO TOPWhat is an adjustment?
A gentle, carefully placed thrust which moves vertebrae into their proper position.  Dr. Stedman uses gentle, safe techniques to correct vertebral misalignments. There is no twisting, pulling or cracking involved. TOP


BACK TO TOPWhat is a subluxation?
Subluxation refers to a spinal bone (vertebra) that is not in its right position or not moving in its normal range of motion.  Misaligned vertebrae irritate nerves and blood vessels, which in turn affects the way your body communicates with your spine. Subluxations cause many pains and dysfunctions in muscles and organs. The body's natural ability to heal itself is greatly improved with the subluxation removed. TOP


BACK TO TOPDoes the adjustment hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments done by Dr. Stedman are not only painless, they actually feel great and are relieving. TOP


BACK TO TOPIs it safe to crack my own neck or back?
This question is often posed to chiropractors, and concern has been raised over safety. While people might have the right idea by trying to relieve pressure on the joints, the "cracking" or "popping" of one's back or neck is not the same as a chiropractic adjustment.  The problem usually keeps coming back, which should be a clear indication that there has been no real adjustment. The cause of the spinal tension, the fixated or jammed vertebra, has not been corrected. Even a chiropractor cannot adjust him/herself. You should not try to do it yourself, either. TOP


BACK TO TOPIs there a minimum or maximum age for a person to receive chiropractic care?
There is no age excluded from chiropractic care. Even babies can have subluxations, due to the rigors of birth. In Denmark, for example, chiropractic doctors are part of the birthing team. Children's subluxations should be treated early, as they interfere with nerves that control developing muscles and organs. Children's bodies contain cartilage growth centers that the bone grows from. Abnormal stresses on a rapidly developing spine and other bones and joints can cause them to develop abnormally. Your chiropractor can detect these problems while they're easy to correct. TOP


BACK TO TOPCan chiropractors refer patients to other specialists?
Chiropractors are part of a network of health-care professionals. Like other doctors, they will make referrals for patients when necessary. Chiropractors are trained to recognize risk factors and signs of disease that are outside their scope of treatment and they will not hesitate to make a referral when it's in a patient's best interest. TOP


BACK TO TOPCan chiropractors prescribe medication or perform surgery?
Chiropractors believe in the body's ability to heal itself and for that reason they don't prescribe medication or perform invasive procedures. They focus on providing your body with the right elements for self-restoration by restoring free-flowing communication between all parts of your body. TOP


BACK TO TOPShould chiropractic care continue even after I feel fine?
Chiropractors are trained to detect problem areas in your spine before they develop into problem conditions or symptoms. Just because symptoms disappear, does not mean your subluxations are corrected. Regular adjustments help to maintain and support a healthy spine and nervous system. Maintenance or wellness spinal care programs, which may include advice on posture, nutrition, and exercise, can effectively prevent pain. However, how you choose to use chiropractic care is ultimately up to you. If your spine wears out, there is no solution. Because your spine directly influences the function of your nervous system, spinal decay permanently damages the nerves and spinal cord. Nearly everyone brushes their teeth even though their teeth don't hurt. Lifetime care of the spine should be a priority! TOP

 

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