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Posted on 11-15-2017
When you’re looking for a top chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale, or even just browsing for your favorite family chiropractor in Plantation, we understand that there still may be some questions lingering in your mind about the power of chiropractic care.
Hey, after all, even Albert Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
And at Dr. Gena Chiropractic, we want to make sure we leave no question unanswered for all of our patients, whether new or old. We’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked chiropractic questions for your educational pleasure, but of course, would be happy to answer any others you have on your quest towards making life-changing chiropractic care a part of your wellness routine.
“What exactly does a chiropractor do?”
While most people think that Chiropractic care is solely a way to treat pain, at Dr. Gena Chiropractic, we stress the importance of spinal check-ups, prior to any symptoms showing up (similar to filling a cavity at the dentist at your regularly scheduled check-up, even if the tooth doesn’t hurt…YET). We take a holistic approach to the body and encourage people to take a proactive healing approach, instead of waiting for crisis mode (when pain and symptoms show up) to start trying to get well.
At Dr. Gena Chiropractic, we check for interference (subluxations) in your nervous system that can affect neurological (brain/body) communication. Though we recommend that you do not wait until you’re in pain to visit us, chiropractic care is often used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal adjustments, with the understanding that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, can enable the body to heal itself and lessen your chances of needing medication and surgery. Adjustments are used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling and repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.
“What is an adjustment?”
An adjustment is a chiropractic practice in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled force to a spinal joint. The purpose of the adjustment is to clear out spinal subluxations (nerve-system interference).
“I heard once you go, you have to keep on going - is it true?”
Well, this is an easy one to answer. Repetition is the key to success when it comes to reaching your goals in any situation. One trip to the gym won’t make a fit, healthy body, one cooking class won’t make you a top chef, and one trip to the chiropractor won’t make you the picture of wellness.
“Does it hurt?”
Chiropractic adjustments are specific, rarely causing any discomfort. Dr. Gena works delicately to ensure that you’re as comfortable (and informed about the process) during the adjustment as possible. Some people can experience mild soreness, similar to that achy feeling you get if you were to take up a new exercise, when starting care. However, the adjustments themselves should not induce pain.
“Why would a baby or child need chiropractic care?”
We offer chiropractic care for newborns and babies to help ease any tension and stress they may have experienced during the birth process. We recommend that children get checked out by a chiropractor soon after birth, whether your child is birthed at home or in the hospital, since the process can be a stressful one for both mom and baby. If there was any pulling or tugging present, visiting a chiropractor can be especially helpful for the newborn.
When it comes to chiropractic care for older children, many parents note that their kids experience less missed days of school due to boosted immune function, thanks to regular visits to Dr. Gena Chiropractic! We often hear parents reporting less ear infections, colic clearing up, and less constipation for their kids after visits to the chiropractor.
“What is the popping sound? Is it dangerous?”
Much like when you crack a knuckle patients can hear a pop or cracking sound during an adjustment. This sound is caused by small pockets of air bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air "pop," which creates that cracking sound you hear.
“Why would someone see you if they are not in pain?”
Preventative, or proactive care, is critically important to help you avoid reactive care. We brush our teeth to avoid cavities, have yearly physicals to stay on top of our health, and should make regular visits for chiropractic care to keep our bodies in line and functioning optimally.
“How do I know if I need to visit a chiropractor?”
Do you have a spine? That’s typically the best way to tell if your body could stand to benefit from chiropractic care! It’s best to come in for an evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for chiropractic care.
For all of your other chiropractic questions, or to book your first consultation with our professional chiropractic team, visit Dr. Gena Chiropractic in Plantation.
Your health is in your hands, but our hands are here to help!
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