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Chiropractic works by restoring your body's inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system with improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function.

 

The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

Frequently Asked Questions

Still Have Questions? Call Leavengood Chiropractic at:

478-988-4663

You can also email us at:

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Is chiropractic safe?

Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals. Chiropractors' malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.

How does chiropractic work?

Yes. The degree that chiropractors hold is "D.C.", which stands for Doctor of Chiropractic. Becoming a chiropractor takes on the average seven years (typically 4 years of undergraduate curriculum and 3-4 years of doctorate curriculum) of school in a curriculum similar to a medical doctor's education (instead of training in pharmacology and surgery chiropractors have more training in radiology, neurology and spinal adjusting techniques).

 

Chiropractic colleges are accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE), and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

In order to receive a license to practice chiropractic, comprehensive State and National Board examinations must be passed and continuing education must be earned each year.

Are chiropractors "real" doctors?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "locked up", or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health, gentle spinal adjustments boosts your body's immunity.

What is an adjustment?

Posture is the way your body is held upright against gravity. Proper posture promotes correct alignment of your spine and decreases stress along the spinal column. Poor posture can have adverse effects on your body. When the spinal column is not in the correct position it can add abnormal stress to various areas of your body. This can be the reason for tight shoulders, sore low back, and an aching neck.

 

Poor posture comes from our daily stresses in life. There are various reasons of why we have poor posture, mostly from having a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting at the computer, driving, playing video games, and watching TV can all be causes of poor posture.

 

Proper ergonomics and being more conscious of your posture can all help, however, seeing a chiropractor can have more of a positive impact on your posture!

 

So when your mother was always telling you to straighten up, she was right!

What is posture and how does it affect me?

Yes and no. There various schools of thought within chiropractic. Most chiropractors believe that removing subluxations as the root cause of problems is the most important part of our profession. Others believe that we are strictly here to treat back issues. Hence, the reason why chiropractic care can vary from office to office.

 

It is important that you decide what your goals are with chiropractic care. Whether you just want to get out of the painful crisis you’re in, make lifestyle changes and take a more active approach to your healthcare, or both! Regardless of what your goals are, it is important to find a chiropractor that works for you!  

Are all chiropractors the same?

ABSOLUTELY! There are many ways of adjusting. If you aren't feeling well or have some issue going on, for example a fracture or infection, it needs to be identified. We have low force adjusting techniques, so if you are not sure if you can handle your usual adjustment, let us know and we can alter what we do in order to get you adjusted! It is crucial to follow your care plan in order to make the most out of your chiropractic treatments!

If I hurt too much, should I come in to get adjusted?

Just like the previous question, ABSOLUTELY! Again, it is crucial to follow your chiropractor's care plan in order to make the most out of your treatment! Just because you feel well, does not mean that your spine is aligned. Spinal alignment is important to maintain optimal nervous system function.

If I feel great, why do I have to get adjusted?

Absolutely without a doubt. The first trauma we experience is birth. While it is a beautiful process, it typically is traumatic both for baby and mother. As babies are born, there is a lot of twisting, turning, pulling, and pushing on the baby.

 

This can cause issues in the child's spine. Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages, especially children. By maintaining the integrity of the spinal and removing potential interference in your child's nervous system, it could have positive implications in your child's future.

Can children get adjusted and is it safe for them?

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