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The Most Asked Chiropractic Questions -- Answered!

By Sara Butler

The word is getting out about the wonders of chiropractic care. According to the American Chiropractic Association, more people each year are discovering all the ways that chiropractic care can help them to lead healthier, happier lives naturally! Yes, people are beginning to understand the importance of spinal health, but that doesn't mean there still aren't questions. Here are some of the most common chiropractic questions - answered!

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?


Chiropractic care has a stellar safety record. It's considered conservative care because of its natural approach that avoids addictive drugs and invasive surgical procedures. That's because chiropractors don't simply seek to treat your symptoms, but discover the underlying cause of what is ailing you and treat it.

Can You Adjust Yourself?

Here's a little insider information: Chiropractors don't even adjust themselves. Even though they know what they're doing, they also know that adjusting yourself properly is impossible. If chiropractors don't do it, then you shouldn't either.

Remember, chiropractors have years of specialty education and experience that allows them to perform hands-on adjustments safely, accurately, and correctly. They're not simply "cracking your back," they're manipulating your joints in order to help relieve joint restriction and dysfunction. So, please, don't attempt to adjust yourself. Leave that to the chiropractors!

Is Every Patient Adjusted the Same Way?

Every person has his or her own unique needs, which is why chiropractors will not treat you exactly the same as any other patient. At The Joint Chiropractic, the chiropractors do an individual evaluation of your spinal issues and they work with you to develop a treatment plan to address your needs and concerns. You're involved in every step of the process.

What Causes that Popping Sound?

Sometimes you may hear a popping sound when you're adjusted, but that is totally normal. It's simply a build-up of gas in the fluid that surrounds the joint. When the joint is adjusted, the gas is released, and you hear that popping sound. Keep in mind, the popping doesn't indicate anything about the effectiveness of your adjustment, so if you don't hear any that's OK too!

Why Do You Need Chiropractic Care?

It's a common misconception that chiropractic care is only something you need if you're in pain or discomfort, but that's not true at all. Sure, you can see the chiropractor when you're worried there's something wrong, but regular chiropractic care can help you stay healthy when you're not in any pain or discomfort at all.

If you have questions about chiropractic care, don't hesitate to discuss them with the chiropractors at The Joint!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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