Chiropractic

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What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on, highly skilled treatment that can rapidly treat the source of your pain. Accidents, stress, overuse or poor posture can injure your spine and the other joints throughout your body, causing pain in the surrounding muscles, joints, and nerves.   Compressed nerves hurt and can’t send and receive signals to muscles and organs correctly. Properly aligning joints and the spine through chiropractic, and addressing muscle tension and imbalance, helps restore normal nerve transmission and relieve pain.

What is it like to go to a chiropractor?

Your chiropractor will discuss your areas of concern and assess your joints and spine for proper alignment.  An adjustment may be done manually or through tools like drop-pieces or activators.  In any case, the adjustment is not painful and if done by a well trained, seasoned chiropractor, perfectly safe.

Does this type of treatment hurt?

No, chiropractic treatment should not be painful.  Sometimes muscles need to adjust to their new, better aligned position, which may mean an increased awareness of a particular muscle group or a bit of soreness in that region like you’ve just had a workout, but the treatment itself is not painful.

Is treatment with a chiropractor dangerous?

No, not if the chiropractor is properly trained, experienced and follows appropriate procedures for performing an adjustment.  If you have any concerns, voice them to Dr. Kennedy and she will help relieve them.

What conditions is chiropractic good for?

Chiropractic is helpful for any condition of the musculoskeletal system (spine, joints, muscles).  Neck pain, back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, bursitis, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, joint dislocations, tendonitis, sciatica, and migraine headaches are just some examples of the conditions that chiropractic can help with.  If you would like a more specific answer related to your condition, email Dr. Tricia Kennedy or book a complimentary 15 minute consultation.

How does chiropractic help?

Musculoskeletal pain is often the result of misalignment or poor function of joints, muscles or the spine.  Chiropractic helps to restore normal function.

How long does it take?

That depends on the problem that you have.  Chiropractic care is tailored to the individual at Forces of Nature.  If you would like a more specific answer related to your condition, email Dr. Tricia Kennedy or book a complimentary 15 minute consultation.

How many treatments do I need?

This also depends on the problem that you have.  Rest assured that there are no hard sales tactics used at our office.  You will be recommended only the visits that you need to get well and stay well.  If you would like a more specific answer related to your condition, email Dr. Tricia Kennedy or book a complimentary 15 minute consultation.

More questions about chiropractic?

Visit our FAQ page,  email Dr. Tricia Kennedy or book a complimentary 15 minute consultation.