What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the specific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism.  These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord , and all the nerves of the body.  The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain.  The moving bones of the spine protects the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots.  If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body.  Doctors call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.  Vertebral meaning the bones of the spine.  Subluxation means less than a total dislocation. And Complex means that it consists of more than one part.
Chiropractic is:
the science of locating spinal fixations or subluxations
the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system
and the philosophy of all things natural

What Is An Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, "locked up", or not moving properly.  This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones return to a more normal position and motion.  The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, ease any pain, and improved health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine.  Usually the doctor's hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust.  Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow and constant pressure.  After years of training and clinical experience, each chiropractic doctor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

Are All Patients Adjusted The Same Way?
The doctor evaluates each patient's unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care.   The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience.   Some patients who complain of headaches, may actually have a lower back problem that is causing a compensation reaction at the base of the skull.  Other patients may be experiencing numbness and tingling in their fingers, when the actual problem is in the neck.  Every patient presents a uniquely different spinal pattern.  Patients notice that their chiropractic care is delivered with confidence and precision.  Each visit builds on the one before.  And while visits may seem similar, each patient's care is uniquely different from every other patient.

What Is A Subluxation?
A vertebral subluxation is a spinal misalignment causing interference with nerve messages between your brain and your body.   It can create dis-ease, lowered resistance to disease, pain, imbalance, fatigue, and can pave the way for ill health.  It is sometimes called the "silent killer" because it can slowly eat away at your health and vitality for years without you having the slightest awareness of it.  Doctors of chiropractic specialize in locating, analyzing, and correcting subluxations.

How Long Do I Need Chiropractic Care?
Spinal problems are often neglected for months to years before pain shows up and tells you to go see a doctor and some people choose just to use chiropractic care just for crisis care -- once their pain is gone, they think the problem is gone and quit their care prematurely.  Ideally for optimum health and vitality and to make you feel your best everyday, your spine needs chiropractic care for life.  Wellness adjustments keep your spine in line through periodic chiropractic checkups.  Just like going to the dentist regularly to have your teeth checked and cleaned, you are maintaining your teeth for optimum health.  You also take your car in to have regular maintenance performed to keep your car "healthy".

You don't wait for the car's dashboard warning lights to come on to have maintenance done, I hope.
Why do it to the health of your spine!!!    You can also trade your car in and get another one.
Can you do that with your spine?  Maintain your health with regular chiropractic adjustments!!!

Do Children Need To Be Adjusted Too?
Children can and need to be adjusted as soon as possible.  Spinal subluxations can occur during the stress of the birthing process.  As the child ages, just think about how often a child falls trying to walk, ride a bike, climb a tree, wrestling with one another.  These stressors can cause subluxations in the child's spine sometime without any pain, that is why it is important to have your child checked by a chiropractor.  We locate and remove subluxations and it is very beneficial to remove them as quickly as possible to stave off the effects of the subluxation process down the road.  It is far easier to keep a spine healthy than to get a spine healthy.