Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractic Care is a natural approach to better health that is proven safe and effective.
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record that is the result of a conservative approach
to health that avoids invasive procedures and drugs. Chiropractic care is safer than back
surgery, muscle relaxers, and even the common aspirin.
Is Treatment Painful?
Dr. Gibbs and Dr. Harrison use gentle techniques of low force spinal corrective methods.
These methods do not involve the older, more uncomfortable physical techniques. Most
patients discover that the newer methods are very comfortable, even with the most
What Is An Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle and specific force delivered by a chiropractor to
spinal vertebrae to correct misalignments and relieve nerve interference. Chiropractors
use a variety of adjusting techniques. Most commonly, the chiropractor uses his/her
hands to deliver a quick pressure. Other times the chiropractor may use a low constant
pressure, while some use a specially designed instrument or table. Dr. Gibbs and
Dr. Harrison evaluate each patient’s unique spinal problem and determine the best
chiropractic adjustment technique. Our chiropractic clinic includes state-of-the-art
tables and adjusting tools allowing the chiropractors to provide the best care for each
of our chiropractic patients. We focus on caring for the spine by analyzing the spine
for misalignments and correcting them with spinal adjustments. The success with
our patients is due to a combined effect of adjustments by our chiropractors and each
person’s ability to heal.
Can I Adjust Myself?
Some people go to great lengths to adjust themselves, but you cannot effectively do
this yourself. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific
direction, to a specific spinal joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself. It is
possible to turn, bend, or twist in certain ways to create “popping” sounds, like the sound
of an adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation can often make an
already unstable area of the spine even more unstable.
Do Children Need Chiropractic Care?
Children are, simply put, little people. They are subject to spinal malfunctions just like
an adult. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their
newborns checked for misalignments in their spine. Later as your child learns to walk,
ride a bike and other childhood activities, spinal problems can occur. While a bandage
and a kiss can help a wound at the time, the unseen damage to your child’s spine can
lead to problems as an adult if uncorrected. Regular chiropractic check-ups can identify
these problems, and can help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in life.
Chiropractic is most beneficial for children because their nervous systems are developing.
Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine. Most parents report
that their child enjoyed their chiropractic adjustments and seem healthier than other
How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?
Spinal problems, neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care
for optimal spinal function. These long-standing problems are often associated with
muscle weakness, soft tissue damage and degenerative changes to the spine, which
require longer treatments. Those patients that are active, or have stressful jobs, or
want to be at their very best, find that schedules of preventative visits are helpful in the
maintenance of good health. Some patients seek care only when their aches or pains
become unbearable. This style of “crisis” management is usually more costly and time
consuming. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.