Frequently asked questions
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural method that relies on the body’s innate ability to heal itself; It works simply by eliminating the interference of the Nervous System that generates dysfunctions in the organism. Chiropractic focuses on finding and eliminating the causes of health problems, not just treating symptoms, thereby allowing the body to achieve a state of wellness. Also, by not using medication, chiropractic has no side effects.
What can cause "subluxations"?
Subluxations can be caused by numerous factors such as poor posture, stress, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, dehydration, drug use, excessive consumption of alcohol or tobacco, which weaken the neuro-musculoskeletal system and deprive it of its original balance. Shortly: physical, chemical and emotional stress.
I am not in pain, should I check my spine?
If you don’t feel pain, great! Our initial screening and diagnostic tools can help us determine whether or not you have subluxations and how your spine is working. Many athletes, even if they are not in pain, choose to go to a chiropractor to improve their body’s performance. After all, if your car needs regular services, why shouldn’t you do it with your body? And as we all know, prevention is better than cure.
Are adjustments painful?
No! Chiropractic adjustments are painless, non-invasive, and adapt well to the person and their needs. The people who trust in our care range from babies to the elderly, and each receives specific treatments adapted to the person, condition and age.
Can I have interference in the Nervous System without symptoms?
Of course. The interference may have existed for years in a latent form, with no symptoms. It must also be said that, during the initial phase of chiropractic care, the symptoms may disappear, but the interference may still be present.
What do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractic does not “treat” any symptoms and / or conditions, but instead frees the nervous system of interference, allowing the body to heal and regulate itself naturally. This, in turn, creates an optimal environment, for optimal health, and of course anyone can benefit.
Is chiropractic a type of massage?
No. Chiropractic technique is not about massaging the body or the painful area. Although massage is an extremely pleasant practice, it does not eliminate the causes that generate dysfunctions in our body; chiropractic adjustments correct vertebral subluxations to allow proper functioning of the Nervous System.
How many chiropractic sessions does it take to get the first benefits and start getting better?
Chiropractors analyze the spine to eliminate Nervous System interference. The time required to heal depends on several factors, including: the chronicity of the problem, your age, your health, etc.
Will I have to come back for checkups?
Since our structure is constantly under stress, we always recommend regular checks to avoid relapses, prevent problems and improve our body’s function. The frequency of necessary sessions varies for each person.
Are Chiropractors Medical Doctors?
No. Our profession has evolved independently and separately from the medical profession. We are graduates with the title of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). Chiropractic differs from medicine in its holistic, vitalistic, and natural approach.