Chiropractic adjustments are the most essential part of your care.

It is a specialized, controlled and safe pressure that is applied to joints to correct subluxations and restore proper motion and position. Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing interference in the nervous system.

Chiropractic adjustments are a very precise procedure that highly skilled chiropractors learn and perfect over years of training at chiropractic college and in clinical practice. You should never try to be your own doctor and adjust yourself! Self-adjusting can be very harmful to your spine and and body. Leave it to the experts!

Are adjustments safe?

Yes! Records form insurance and court cases have constantly shown that chiropractic is the safest portal of entry health care available to the public today.

It is important to remember that every health procedure, from taking aspirin to giving blood, involves a level of risk. Chiropractic stands on its record of safety and effectiveness that is unmatched in healthcare. Adjustments are among the safest of all health care interventions because they are non-surgical, drug-free and present an extremely low risk. And they work!

To learn more about the safety record of chiropractic please visit the website www.chiropracticissafe.org

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.

Do adjustments hurt?

Most patients report relief and ease with adjustments. It is common to experience some mild soreness following your first couple of adjustments. This is a natural process your body goes through while adjusting to the proper positions. This is similar to the soreness you might feel when working out after a long break from the gym. Muscles, joints, and nerves must get used to this new, correct position.

Most patients enjoy getting adjusted once they become familiar with this healthy lifestyle choice. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!

When weighing the decision about adjustments, consider this: Would you rather experience minor discomfort for a day or two now to prevent the possibility of experience severe pain down the road from the degeneration that will result from uncorrected subluxations?

Who can get adjusted?

Everyone! Newborns, infants, children, pregnant women, athletic men, seniors, and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue. The OWC offers a wide variety of different techniques. Finding a technique that is right for you and your child will always be discussed by one of our doctors.

Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.

Why should expecting moms get adjusted?

Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care! While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful now. Both mother and baby can benefit. Adjusting methods are adapted to a mother’s size, weight and condition. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care. Some report shorter and easier births.

Why would a newborn get adjusted?

Many babies receive their first subluxations during pregnancy and the birthing process. Modern medical procedures such as the Cesarean section, the use of forceps, and induced deliveries put unnatural strains on the infant’s delicate body. Frequently, doctors still hold the baby upside down from the feet. Throughout the ordeal, the tiny spine is twisted, tugged and stretched. The frequent result:subluxations.

People who understand the importance of spinal checkups and care bring their children into the chiropractor’s office when they are tiny infants.

Will adjustments hurt my baby?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Your child getting adjusted is no more harmful than a regular check-up at the pediatrician.

Infants and children do not receive the same adjustments as adults. Adjusting techniques are modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem. Plus, an infant’s spine does not have the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes the energy needed to adjust a child’s spine considerably less than an adult’s does. The pressure used to adjust an infant is about the same pressure used to test the ripeness of a tomato. Very gentle.