If I start treatment, do I have to go forever?
No, during Relief Care (symptom-oriented), your treatment plan will call for more frequent visits. Once you have experienced significant relief from your symptoms, your treatment plan will relax into Maintenance Mode, in which we maintain your progress. You may benefit from long-term maintenance at the change of seasons or when your pain flares up.
What is the audible “pop” that I hear during a spinal adjustment?
During an adjustment gases from the joint space are released. It creates a sound similar to the sound of gas being released when a soda can is opened. In general, hearing this sound during an adjustment is good. It means that the joint is moving freely.
Does chiropractic hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments, when done to the specific subluxation, and using a correct vector to restore the limited range of motion, very rarely hurt and almost immediately have a positive effect on a patient’s symptoms. Of course, the severity of inflammation as well as muscle spasm may play a role in the body’s resistance to an adjustment.
Usually after an adjustment a patient may feel a warm sensation or tingling throughout their body. This is from increased endorphins being released and an increase in vascular activity.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Despite our social stigmas surrounding needles, acupuncture needles are wire-thin, comparable to thickness of a strand of hair. Most people barely feel the needles as they are inserted. On some of the most powerfully active points, there may be a slight pinch, which subsides almost immediately. Once the needles are in, you might notice a tingling or gentle sensation around the area that feels like water trickling. This is called “arrival of qi” and affirms the therapeutic effects of the acupuncture.
How deep are acupuncture needles inserted?
Needle depth varies with each point. Some points on the hands and feet may only be needled at a depth of 0.5 cm. Points on the upper thigh and buttocks may go as deep as several inches.
Do you reuse the acupuncture needles?
The needles are single-use, sterilized, stainless steel. They are disposed of and new needles are used for each treatment.
Is it safe for pregnant women to receive chiropractic, acupuncture and massage?
We treat women all stages of pregnancy, and adapt treatments as you move through each trimester. Our treatments are both safe and effective for a wide array of pregnancy and post-partum ailments.