Is Chiropractic safe?


Yes. Chiropractic care is definitely one of the safest types of health care. Without the use of drugs or surgery, chiropractors utilize a conservative approach when correcting vertebral subluxations. One just needs to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to that paid by medical doctors. Chiropractic premiums are approximately 1/20 the price of the premiums medical doctors pay. Hundreds of thousands of people will die this year as a result of medical mistakes, reactions, etc. Of the millions of people under chiropractic care, only a handful will even make a complaint.

What do Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are trained to ensure your nervous system is free of spinal nerve interference. They believe in whole body wellness. Wellness is the state of health where your body is free of spinal nerve interference, allowing you to enjoy life. Your chiropractor will discover any spinal nerve interference within your spinal column and with specific chiropractic adjustments, will correct them. Your body will then be free to heal itself, express itself, and function at an optimal level.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of introducing a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a vertebra that is subluxated. Using the bony processes of the vertebra, it is mostly characterized by a dynamic thrust of controlled amplitude. The adjustment releases the vertebra back into its normal position along the spine, allowing proper nerve flow to and from the brain. There are numerous ways to adjust the spine. Each of the various techniques require a specific force and line of drive. The adjustment is delivered either by the doctor's hands or a specially designed instrument. Some of the adjusting techniques are quick, while others require a slow constant pressure.

What are subluxations?

The body depends on the free flow of nerve communication from the brain, through the spinal column, to every part of the body. When any of these nerves become twisted, the vital communication system is interrupted. These neurological interruptions are called subluxations.

What causes vertebral subluxations?

With children, subluxations often occur during the birth process. All of the pulling, pushing and twisting on the newborn's neck and spine during the birth process often cause one or more vertebrae to be pushed out of place, resulting in subluxations. As we grow up, subluxations are caused daily by falls, sports activities, accidents/injuries, bad posture, physical and emotional stress, and many other things. By having a chiropractor correct these subluxations throughout your childhood and the rest of your life, your family can achieve an improved quality of life.

How are subluxations corrected?

Doctors of chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxations. Dr. Daney will perform specific tests, as well as palpation and possibly x-rays, to determine if and where you are subluxated. He will then deliver a specific chiropractic adjustment.

Once you get adjusted, do you have to keep getting adjusted forever?

No. However, it would be an advantage for you to speak with your chiropractor about lifetime wellness care.

Once your symptoms disappear, you might be tempted to quit care. However, it is important to understand just because your symptoms are gone temporarily, does not mean your spinal problems are corrected. The symptoms are often the first things to disappear. Many spinal subluxations have been neglected since early childhood. These long-standing problems usually involve soft tissue damage, muscle weakness and degenerative changes in the spine. In these case, ongoing corrective care will help your spine reach optimal health.

If you continue chiropractic care it is ultimately up to you. However, periodic chiropractic check-ups will allow your body to fight off sickness and encourage health.

Why do children need chiropractic care?

The birth process can often be one of the most traumatic events of a child's life. The spine can often be injured during the delivery. Joints of the spine can also be injured by poor posture, falls, sports, rough-housing, etc.

Why should I continue chiropractic care if I do not have symptoms and I feel better?

Chiropractic care is not a treatment or cure for symptoms, conditions or disease. Just because symptoms disappear, doesn't mean your vertebral subluxations are corrected. Many of the cases seen by chiropractors consist of patients who present spinal problems that have developed over many years. Slips, falls, and other accidents experienced over your lifetime adversely affect your spine. The longer you wait to have your spine checked, the longer it will take to correct a problem.

Your chiropractor will suggest a schedule of adjustments to correct your subluxations. Once your body has regained the ability to hold the vertebra in place, you can decide whether you would like to continue with a wellness program.

What type of Education do chiropractors receive?

Chiropractors are very well educated. The science of chiropractic requires doctors of chiropractic to put a special emphasis on anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, pathology, physiology, spinal adjusting techniques, X-ray and related subjects. After intense studies of these subluxations, thereby correcting spinal nerve interference.

Number of Classroom Hours Compared to Medical Doctor

  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • 540 Anatomy 508
  • 165 Chemistry 325
  • 630 Diagnosis 324
  • 120 Microbiology 114
  • 320 Neurology 112
  • 60 Obstetrics 148
  • 210 Orthopedics 156
  • 360 Pathology 401
  • 240 Physiology 326
  • 60 Psychiatry 144
  • 360 X-ray 148

2,887 TOTAL HOURS 2,706

In addition to the requirements listed, chiropractors must also complete courses in nutrition, palpation, chiropractic philosophy and practice, and spinal adjustments. Chiropractors have spent 4,485 hours in the classroom, compared to medical doctors' 4,248 hours, by the time they graduate from chiropractic school. Before they obtain their degree, they must also complete approximately 900 hours of work in a clinic setting.

To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, chiropractors must pass a very intense and demanding National Board Examination.

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