Frequently Asked Questions
Chiropractors work with the spine and nervous system. Stress affects your nervous system and causes an increased cortisol reaction and sympathetic dominance (aka fight or flight!). Chiropractic adjustments help to balance your nervous system and allow your body to more easily adapt to whatever life throws your way.
Yes! Research shows that Chiropractic adjustments increase the immune system by an average of 300%. Adjustments stimulate the nervous system, influencing an increase of lymphocytes, neutrophils and other immune cells. These are the major players that create a healthy immune response. Many of our patients who receive regular adjustments report “I am the only one in my office that hasn’t gotten sick this year.”
Chiropractic can play a key role in helping athletes boost performance, increase energy levels and engage in more effective training. Athletes who see a Chiropractor report they have more of a competitive edge. Not only do their joints move more fluidly, but their bodies are in alignment which means they will have fewer injuries and quicker recovery times.
Being in constant pain can be depressing. Functioning at a lower level than you are used to can wear you down over time. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain and inflammation and also release endorphins, which are the “feel good” chemicals that give athletes that “runner’s high” and make people feel happy!
Yes! In addition to the children in our practice, we have 3 children of our own whom we have adjusted since they were born.They don’t have neck pain or back pain, but we adjust them so that their bodies can grow properly, and their immune systems can function at their best! In fact, Chiropractic care is safe for children and has been shown to reduce the symptoms of nerve interference that can be related to ear infections, constipation, asthma, colic and so much more.
Honestly, I don’t know how any woman can get through pregnancy without getting adjusted! It makes a huge difference in how you feel, the proper position of the baby, and allows for an easier delivery. We have pregnancy pillows to allow mama to lie face down during the adjustment (a luxury you miss as your baby grows!)
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor. In addition, we offer gentle, low-force techniques that are effective on babies and elderly.
At North Academy Chiropractic, we offer advanced corrective care which has a specific end. After corrective care, many people choose to continue with wellness care to maintain their healthy lifestyle. We offer both types of care and the choice is always yours.
We choose from a variety of techniques based on each individual’s needs and preferences. Some methods are very gentle, and some are more traditional. The techniques we use include: Diversified, Upper Cervical Toggle Recoil, Gonstead, Thompson Drop, Activator, SOT, and Extremity Adjustments.
Chiropractors correct subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine affecting nearby nerves, compromising their ability to transmit nerve messages to and from the brain, decreasing function. Subluxations can occur from physical, mental or chemical stressors that the body is exposed to on a daily basis. Chiropractic adjustments free up the nervous system giving your body the greatest ability to adapt to whatever stress is affecting your life!