Frequently asked questions about Chiropractic

Below are the most common questions we have been asked. Feel free to share this information with others. If you have any questions other than those provided below, feel free to contact us at 903-565-4021.

How does chiropractic work? Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nerve system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working right. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine can interfere with the vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. This is called a vertebral subluxation. The only job of an objective straight chiropractor is to locate these vertebral subluxations and to introduce a very gentle force so your body may make the correction. This correction will allow your brain to properly communicate, to control and regulate, your chemical producing organs and glands. When your body chemistry is in balance, and ONLY when your body chemistry is in balance, can your body function properly. And when your body functions properly, it can perform the way it was designed to perform: at peak levels.

What is Vertebral Subluxation? In its simplest explanation, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of their proper position or are stuck, and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves causing those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves. How does this affect you? Innate intelligence uses your nerve system to control and coordinate all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. Therefore, your body chemistry is altered, your immune system is weakened and negative/abnormal changes take place throughout your body. In other words, your body will not be working properly as it was created to do. It is the responsibility of the Chiropractor to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. Actually the body's little muscles attached to the bony processes of the vertebrae take the chiropractor's gentle push and make the precise adjustment for you. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine.

Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.

How is Chiropractic Practiced Differently in This Office? Our approach to chiropractic is unique. For this reason it is sometimes referred to as straight chiropractic or objective straight chiropractic. We have a singular objective and do not infringe upon other fields of health or disease treatment: ours is a philosophy and practice which seeks to keep the bones of the spine (vertebrae ) in their proper relationships with each other, in order to allow the body to more fully express its maximum potential.

What Do You Mean By Maximum Potential? Each individual human being has his or her own unique blend of potentials preprogrammed by genetic heritage long before birth. These include such factors as the capacity to see and to hear, the capacity for eye-hand coordination in work and play, the capacity to think clearly, to remember, to reason, to organize thoughts, to solve problems, the capacity to resist disease and to recover from injury, the capacity for balanced emotional response, for humor, for love. These are but a few examples of the many potentials and capacities inherent within the individual. While nobody can know the outermost limits of these potentials, it is easy to see how failure to express them fully would make us less than we could be.

Is it true once you start going to a chiropractor you have to go forever? That is like asking if once you start eating nutritious food do you have to keep doing it forever. No, you could eat one good meal and let your nutrition go to hell from that point on. Intelliigent people eat nutritious food all the time. Intelligent people with Chiropractic want to keep their spines free of nerve damage all the time.

It is not going to a chiropractor that causes the need to go, everyone needs to go if they want to have a normally functioning nerve system. So, what I recommend is that everyone keep going forever.