Spence Chiropractic

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FAQs

What is an adjustment?
Are adjustments safe?
How should I feel after an adjustment?
Can I see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?
Should I use ice or heat?
Once I start going to a chiropractor, do I have to keep going for the rest of my life?

What is an adjustment?

A chiropractor gives an adjustment, or spinal manipulation, by using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, locked up, or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate pain along with interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health.

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Are adjustments safe?

Yes. Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest treatments available for neuromusculoskeletal complaints. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that tries to avoids invasive procedures and prescription drugs.

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How should I feel after an adjustment?

Reactions following a chiropractic adjustment vary greatly from person to person. Some patients report an immediate feeling of improved well-being. Most people feel a significant improvement the next day. Occasionally patients feel a slight aching or soreness in their spinal joints or muscles, similar to feeling sore after an exercise workout. If you have questions about your care, do not hesitate to call our office to speak with your doctor.

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Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?

Yes. Chiropractic is safe and gentle during any stage of life, including pregnancy. Adjusting methods are always adapted to patient size, weight, age and condition of health.

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Should I use ice or heat?

It depends on the injury, but there are a few things to remember. Ice is most commonly used for acute injuries. Applying ice packs to a new injury during the first 48 hours will help minimize swelling which will decrease pain. Heat should be used for chronic conditions to help relax and loosen tissues, and to stimulate blood flow to the area. Always use a moist heat, such as a hot, wet towel, or take a hot shower.

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Once I start going to a chiropractor, do I have to keep going for the rest of my life?

The choices you make about your body are ultimately up to you. At your first visit, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan. We recommend that you follow this treatment plan for maximum therapeutic benefit. Once you have completed your treatment plan, once chiropractic care eliminates pain and rehabilitates the injured tissues, we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Like your dentist and many other health care professionals are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing reoccurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries. Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces reoccurrences of old injuries, helps prevent new injuries from developing, and minimizes degenerative processes, all of which enhance overall health and wellness. The choice to continue periodic care is entirely up to you!

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