|Frequently Asked Questions and Information About Chiropractic|
|Kapsner Chiropractic Centers also provide treatments for the following ailments and conditions relating directly to your nervous system:|
|What is Chiropractic?|
|Chiropractic is a hands-on, holistic, alternative health care approach to better health and increases livelihood though diet, exercise and (of course) manipulation of the spine and extremities. We are considered to be the nueromusculoskeletal (nerve-muscle-skeleton) professionals. Chiropractic is a lifestyle of health care.
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|How can Chiropractic help me?|
|Chiropractic can help you by working with you and your other health care professionals (M.D., and D.O.) by maintaining your spine in proper alignment. Every organ in the body is under some sort of neurological (nerve) control, so does it not make sense that if nerve impulses do not get to the organ its function will be compromised?
Not all nerve impulses have a stimulatory effect on organs, some impulses inhibit the organs they influence. For example, the Vagus Nerve has an inhibitory effect on the heart causing the heart to slow its rate when it receives these signals. The same Vagus Nerve, however, on the stomach and digestive tract stimulates these organs into increasing their activity. Through manipulation of the spine, the Chiropractor helps place the spine in proper alignment to prevent a malfunction of nerve impulses to other organs and tissues.
|What is manipulation?|
|The manipulation (also known as adjustment) is a high velocity, low amplitude thrust given into a specific joint in order to provide a therapeutic result. This is not to say, however that all manipulations are the same. Just as Chiropractors are different individually, so are our many techniques.
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|Does the manipulation hurt?|
The manipulation can sometimes cause some minor discomfort, but it is not generally considered painful. Most of the discomfort will go away after the manipulation is performed several times. That is right - several manipulations may be necessary before total relief is seen. It is just as important for you to follow your chiropractor’s plan of care, number and frequency of adjustments as it is for you take the entire course of antibiotics. If you stop either too soon, you run the risk the problem reoccurring and it being more difficult to correct the second time around.
The discomfort that you may feel is very often related to how long you waited before you sought treatment for you pain or illness. The sooner treatment begins after onset or accident, the less discomfort usually felt and the fewer treatments usually needed for continued good health.
|Is Chiropractic manipulation dangerous?|
I will ask you this question, is medicine dangerous? There are fewer documented cases of injuries from Chiropractic manipulation per year than from drug realated accidents: mis-prescribed drugs, drug overdose, bad drug combinations and interactions, side effects and treatments in the medical profession. Persons injured by a chiropractic-like manipulation are all too often the victims of a friend of the individual or the individual themselves trying to deliver a manipulation and not a trained Chiropractor. Chiropractic students practice and perform hundreds to thousands of manipulations before being permitted to deliver them to a patient in need. Chiropractic Students practice and critique each other while in school in order to ensure being capable of performing them on patients.
The most recognizable part of the manipulation is a cavitation (a pop or click sound) which is often heard or felt by the patient as a result of the manipulation. This cavitation is the result of a rapid release of air bubbles within the joint that have been under pressure, much like the opening of a carbonated soda can. The cavitation occurs more often than not, but it does not have to occur for the manipulation to be effective.
|Do you mean that Chiropractors do not subscribe any pills?|
|No, we do, at times, recommend pills be taken by our patients. The pills we recommend, however, are high quality vitamins, minerals and other supplements that our body need in order to maintain proper health. At times we may prescribe herbs such as echinacea, feverfew, garlic, milk thistle, and others to aid the body in its attempt to cure and heal itself. We do not condemn the use of all pills, we just prefer to go to the primary source of all medicines - Mother Nature - for our help.
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|How does the manipulation work?|
|This is a very complicated question to answer from the physiological view. To keep things as simple as possible, Chiropractors explain the principle as a garden hose. Consider the hose to be a nerve and the water flowing through the hose as nerve impulses. When the hose is laid out straight without any kinks, water is allowed to flow freely and uninhibited through the hose. If on the other hand we kink or park a car on the hose, water flow is reduced or even stops flowing through the hose. If this condition persists long enough, eventually, the hose will become damaged (pain).
By performing the manipulation early-on we remove the kink, allow for free water flow and begin to make plans to save the hose from further damage. This in turn allows us many more years of valuable use to ourselves and others.
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