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What does an adjustment feel like?

·What does an adjustment feel like? How the adjustment feels depends on the type of adjusting method being used. With Activator adjusting, you just feel the click of the Activator working and the speed of the adjustment keeps you from really feeling anything other than better. More osseous types of adjusting will give you a feeling of a joint moving, like popping a knuckle. The ideal is to have as little discomfort as possible so the patient can relax and the spine will accept the adjustment as easily as possible.

Can I adjust myself?

·Can I adjust myself? You do see people, ever so often, twisting or popping their neck are turning in their chair to pop their lower back. This may lend towards a temporary relief of pain but without realigning all the spinal vertebra, the problems will return over and over. At Natural Health, we check the whole spine on every patient that comes in to make sure the spinal structures will heal in place as they should. “Cracking” the neck or back over and over lends towards ligament instability which the body responds to by putting calcium in these areas causing arthritis and degeneration. The overuse of over-the-counter, and prescription (like opioids), pain medication lends toward this problem as well as you have not fixed the cause of the problem, only covered it up.

Why would a newborn get adjusted?

·Why would a newborn get adjusted? As the baby develops during the nine-month term, the uterus gets pretty crowded. The spine is in a big C curve and the middle of this curve is around the 6th thoracic vertebra. If this vertebra is not in correct alignment, the nerve there gets irritated and this nerve controls how the stomach works. This problem can lead to colic in the newborn and is easily remedied by a chiropractic adjustment. The biggest need for a newborn adjustment, though, is when forceps or clamps are used in the delivery process, along with twisting or pulling on the newborns head and neck. As you can imagine, this can cause all kinds of misalignment issues in the cervical and upper thoracic vertebra. Not getting these subluxations corrected will lend towards later symptoms and spinal problems, like headaches and asthma.

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

·Will adjustments make my spine too loose? Putting the vertebra back in place and getting the ligaments to hold the vertebra in correct position actually helps the spine to tighten and strengthen. If a person has spinal subluxations, or misalignment, it means that the ligaments are already loose and are allowing the vertebra to move to far or misalign and get stuck out of place. This misalignment causes joint inflammation and disc height reduction which can then cause the resultant spinal nerve pinching or irritation. The chiropractic adjustment helps to restore normal nerve function by realigning the vertebra and getting the ligaments to strengthen. There may be a need for nutritional support as well is this may be the reason why the ligaments have weakened in the first place.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

·Are chiropractic adjustments safe? Chiropractors go to professional college for up to 8 years to learn anatomy, physiology, and all the physical sciences to know how to adjust patients safely. There are also different forms of adjusting techniques that use heavier amounts of force down to techniques that use hardly any force at all. For instance, at Natural Health, we use the Activator adjusting instrument to adjust our patients which is a very low force metered adjusting technique with a stellar safety record. We also use a muscle relaxing technique to move the vertebra which uses no force. Both of these adjusting techniques are extremely safe.

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Natural Health is a “Safe Haven” for Health Truth

Natural Health is a “Safe Haven” for Health Truth
What we mean by “safe haven” is that our patients and our patient’s families are welcome to ask us about any question related to health and we will find the true answer for them. Many folks are hesitant to talk about health issues with their usual MD because they know of the blowback they will get when discussing natural health issues. Mainstream medicine has its own philosophy on treating patients and much of their information comes from research done by drug companies and drug salesman that, of course, are biased and perhaps not in your best interest. We understand the need for these companies to make money but we don’t agree with the misinformation that causes patients harm to their health and possibly fatal consequences. At Natural Health, we are interested in giving our patients truthful information on how to gain and maintain true health so that they can enjoy life and have energy and not suffer through disease processes. Our patie…