Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is defined by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a profession whose purpose is to emphasise the body's innate and inherent capacity for self-healing and self-regeneration. This is obtained through identifying and correcting all the limitations at the nervous system level that influence this capacity.
How does Chiropractic work?
Our nervous system works symbiotically with the spine. When it stops working correctly, its malfunction can also affect the functionality of our nervous system that passes inside our vertebrae. The Chiropractor's job is to restore the correct functioning of the spine, thus allowing our nervous system to function at its maximum potential.
What is a Vertebral Subluxation?
A vertebral subluxation is when a vertebra stops working correctly, affecting the adjacent nerves' functioning. Unfortunately, our spine during our life goes through several negative habits that we can call stress. This stress, little by little, compromises the functioning of the vertebrae. Over time, these vertebrae can affect our nervous system's activity; the chiropractor's objective is to restore the correct functioning of that vertebra and consequently improve the activity of the nervous system.
Does the Chiropractic adjustment hurt?
Absolutely not. A chiropractic adjustment does not hurt at all. In fact, people of all ages (from babies to the elderly) go to chiropractors, and each type of person receives a personalised adjustment to their needs and problems.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Adjustment is a technique used ONLY by licensed Chiropractors, which allows us to restore the proper functioning of the vertebral segments safely, quickly and painlessly. Its sole purpose is to allow our nervous system to function correctly and, consequently, our body to work to the best of its ability.
Are the adjustments safe?
Absolutely. As said, a wide variety of people go to a Chiropractor. Each intervention is adapted to each person’s situation so that the care is safe and painless for the body. In addition, the professionalism and qualification of each professional are decisive in determining the quality of the service.
How long does it take to feel better?
In some cases, the symptoms can be relieved almost instantly; in others, it may take longer. Many factors come into play, such as how long the person has had the problem, their age, whether they follow care regularly, whether they follow the chiropractor's recommendations, their lifestyle outside of the office, etc.
What is the difference between a chiropractor and a massage therapist?
A chiropractic career requires between 5 and 6 years of study. Chiropractic focuses on solving the problem in your bone root, the cause that has generated the pain. A massage works mainly on the area that hurts and is a relieving technique, but its result does not last over time.
Should I still visit a Chiropractor without pain?
Are you waiting to have cavities, so you go to a dentist for a check-up? Do you expect your car’s alarm lights to turn on before you go to a workshop for a check-up? It all depends on our approach to health and life. Most of the time, pain results from various problems that our body cannot take any more or the accumulation of bad habits that affect our spine. Chiropractic, with or without pain, allows us to keep our back healthy and prevent possible future problems that could be more important and require more significant investments.
Is there a minimum age to receive a chiropractic adjustment?
There is no minimum age to start caring about our spine´s health. The earlier we start, the less likely it is to accumulate severe problems in the future.
Vertebral subluxations can occur at any age. Sometimes the timing of even "natural" delivery methods can cause trauma to the newborn's spine. Many studies on the impact of these traumas show that colic, unusual crying, lack of appetite, otitis, asthma, hyperactivity or irregular sleep may be due to one or more vertebral subluxations.
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