How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing organism controlled by your nervous system. Your body functions by transmitting signals, which travel to and from the brain through your nervous system. When improper motion or position causes a subluxation in your spinal column communication between the brain and the nervous system becomes impeded. This blockage irritates nerves, which causes pain and discomfort while also compromising the vital exchange between your brain and your organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments are required to help improve the mind and body's communication. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body. However, if the chiropractor is unable to find and correct the cause of the issue than he or she will refer you to other specialists to help you achieve your unique health and wellness goals.
How do you get subluxations?
There are three basic causes of a subluxation: physical causes, emotional causes, and chemical causes. Physical causes include slips, falls, accidents, and injuries. Emotional causes are things such as stress. Chemical causes include alcohol, drugs, pollution, and poor diet. You can have subluxations and not even know it. For example, you may experience some pain and discomfort and think you have a pinched nerved, but pinched nerves are a very rare health issue. The more likely cause is that you have a subluxation. Like tooth decay, subluxations are often present before warnings signs appear. Although subluxations can sometimes heal on their own it is imperative that you consult a doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your body is healthy and subluxation-free. Chiropractic can reveal subluxations in your body by performing thorough examinations. Once located, chiropractors can remove subluxations through treatments such as spinal adjustment.
What is an adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick forceful motion to help add motion to spinal joints that are improperly aligned. There are various methods of adjustments and every individual reacts in a unique way to adjustments. At Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness in Rincon, Georgia our chiropractor, Dr. Matthew Hamby, uses a hands-on, natural, and holistic adjustment method to help patients achieve optimum health. Many people today wonder if chiropractic adjustments are safe. The answer is, yes. By avoiding drugs and surgery chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. In fact, research shows that chiropractic adjustments are 100 percent more safe than over-the-counter pain relievers. The noise that patients often hear when receiving an adjust is caused by lubricating fluids that separate each spinal joint. An adjustment produces a sound when the gas and fluids in the joints shift. The sound is interesting, but rest assured chiropractic adjustments are safe and painless.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Each patient's spine and care plan is unique. At Hamby Chiropractic and Wellness in Rincon, Georgia we value each person's uniqueness and tailor a care plan for every person's unique health and wellness goals.
How many adjustments will I need?
Like we previously stated, each person is unique. Therefore, the number of adjustments varies with each individual and their needs. At Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness in Rincon, Georgia Dr. Matthew Hamby custom-tailors each patient's healthcare plan so that he ensures each person meets their health and wellness goals.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people can make their joints "pop," but that is not an adjustment. Adjustments are an art and science that takes years to master. Even a chiropractor must consult another chiropractor in order to receive an adjustment.
Can I receive chiropractic care after back surgery?
The short answer, yes. Rest assured that a doctor of chiropractic will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. The same goes for patients who have osteoporosis. When considering a care plan, the chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient.
How long until I feel better?
It all depends. Some patients experience instant relief while others may not see results until after weeks if not months of treatment. Many factors can affect the healing process. Some common factors include: keeping your appointments, getting proper rest, exercising, proper diet, and following the doctor's recommendations. Moreover, people see a chiropractor for various durations of time. Some people only show up when they are experiencing symptoms while others strive to adopt chiropractic care as a health and wellness lifestyle. Our job at Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness in Rincon, Georgia is to offer the very best chiropractic care. Your job is to decide how much care you want.
What if my policy does not cover chiropractic?
Your health affects everything you do. It is your most valuable possession. Yet, each of us is free to place a different value on our health. There is no denying that it is convenient when an insurance company or third party helps pay the bills. However, do not let money make the decision for you. Instead, find out how we here at Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness in Rincon, Georgia make chiropractic care fun and affordable.