Frequently Asked Questions:
What do Adjustments feel like?
After a chiropractor delivers an adjustment, a patient will most likely feel a painless pop or click in their locked joint. For that brief second, the joint is being unlocked by a manual force. Most people feel an immediate release that relieves stiffness and decreases pain.
Do I have to keep coming back?
Short answer is no, you do not. Are the people that get adjusted continuously able to combat every day stress better than those not adjusted? Yes. It really depends on what you want from your health, from your body. People have different health goals and that is always respected.
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 near the intersection of Rt. 111 and 121. Our building is directly next to the Hampstead Public Library. Please see contact page for more information.