Frequently Asked Questions:
What do Adjustments feel like?
After a chiropractor delivers the adjustment, a patient will most likely feel a painless pop or crack in their locked joint. For that brief second, the joint is being unlocked by a manual force. Most people feel an immediate release that increases range of motion and decreases pain.
Why do I have to keep coming back?
Every patient is unique and it depends on the history of the patient. Our bodies are constantly under physical, emotional and chemical stress that increases the chance for recurrent subluxation patterns which need attention. Once someone has experienced subluxations, the spine continuously needs to be corrected in order to prevent spinal decay. This is based on the same principle as brushing your teeth, we brush our teeth in order to prevent decay.
I heard that if you get adjusted too often, it actually makes my body more prone to misalignment, is this true?
This could not be further from the truth. Every adjustment unlocks a fixated or subluxated joint increasing mobility and decreasing nerve pressure. Left uncorrected, subluxations can start the decaying process which means the joints become permanently fixated and begin to fuse.
That cracking sounds scares me, what is it?
The clicking, popping, or cracking is actually gas and fluids being dispersed back into the surrounding joint cavity. Once a joint separates, it creates space for gas and fluid to accumulate. The greater the separation, the greater the popping sound. The popping sound is perfectly normal with an adjustment and is not painful.
Are adjustments safe?
Adjustments are very safe and Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. Just like other health care forms however, chiropractic can have minor side effects. Most people report that they feel better immediately after the adjustment but, soreness, aches, and tightness can occur. These symptoms generally fade within 24 hours.
Do I need a referral from an MD?
Usually a referral is not needed from an MD but it does depend on your insurance plan. A good way to know is to contact your insurance provider directly and ask them if a referral is necessary.
Where are you located?
We are conveniently located in Hampstead, NH at intersection of Rt. 111 and 121. Please see contact page for more information.