What kinds of conditions does a chiropractor treat?
Chiropractic care does not concern itself with what is wrong with a person, but instead focuses on what is right with that person. An essential part of chiropractic is the belief that the body has the inborn intelligence to grow, develop, heal, and reorganize itself to thrive in life. We liken this kind of care to ridding a room full of darkness. What better way to rid a room full of darkness than to turn on the light? When interference is removed, and the body functions at its highest level of adaptability, the benefits of chiropractic care have no limit.



What is Torque Release Technique?
Torque Release Technique (TRT) is the most up-to-date chiropractic technique available, and was designed as part of scientific research into the health benefits of chiropractic. TRT is a very gentle adjusting procedure that focuses on ridding the body of neurological interference (subluxation) that keeps the body from functioning at its highest level. You can learn more about TRT by visiting the following website: https://www.torquerelease.com/explanation.php



Can you explain dry needling and cupping?
In certain cases, dry needling and cupping work extremely well alongside chiropractic care to alleviate chronic pain, and are offered based on a patient's individual needs.

Functional dry needling involves the use of a thin filament needle to penetrate the skin and achieve a local twitch response in order to release muscle tension and pain. By creating tiny fractures (microfractures) in a tissue, functional dry needling re-initiates the healing processes within the body to help restore joint structure, stability, and strength.

Like dry needling, cupping therapy is sometimes offered alongside chiropractic care based on specific patient needs and what we believe will result in the best patient outcome.

Cupping is a kind of soft tissue mobilization that has been used since ancient times to restore oxygen to stagnant tissues in the body, as well as to break up cell adhesions ("knots" in muscles) in specific areas of the body. When we overexert certain muscles, they have a tendency to cramp up, and the tissue cells in them clump together in a way that restricts oxygen and blood flow to the tissues, resulting in pain and loss of function. The cup is used to create suction on the problem area in order to generate blood flow between the clumped together cells, revitalizing the tissue and "loosening up" tight spots.



If I'm pregnant can I still see a chiropractor?
It is absolutely encouraged to get adjusted during pregnancy because of how critical the health of the mother is to the health of the baby she is carrying. Research has long shown that a mother’s nutrition, neurological function, stress, and overall well-being has a drastic impact on the growth and development of the baby. All of a woman’s ability to carry, develop, and deliver a baby depends on the function of a healthy nervous system, and by removing interferences found in the communication between the brain and body, this process is aided tremendously.



Why do you adjust children?
The fact that a chiropractor would suggest having a child under chiropractic care is confusing to many, because we often think of addressing our health when something is clearly wrong, but chiropractic is not under that paradigm. The kinds of developmental changes children go through set them up for success or failure for the rest of their lives, and a child’s growth, adaptation and resiliency to stress and disease hinges on the health and performance of their nervous system.
The brain’s ability to compensate for injury and illness, as well as its ability to adjust its activities in response to new situations or changes in the environment (neuroplasticity) determines the rate at which a child will grow, develop, learn and adapt in the future. By optimizing this neuroplasticity at a young age, chiropractic contributes significantly to the health and well being of any developing child, just as it would with an adult.