|frequently asked questions
how does chiropractic work?
chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue. signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working correctly. improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine, called a subluxation, can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications. health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
what does chiropractic do?
it is important to realize that chiropractic is not the treatment of any condition.
the purpose of chiropractic is to find and reduce interferences to the nerve system, called subluxations, allowing the person greater function and an overall improved quality of life.
chiropractic changes the way the nerves send and receive impulses. chiropractic adjustments facilitate improved communications within the body and make the body function more efficiently. most people are not functioning as well as they should because of subluxation. subluxations prevent you from living up to your potential. are you living at yours?
what can i expect on my first visit?
the first thing dr. friedman will do is listen to your health complaints about which you are chiefly concerned. a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect subluxation, nerve interference, which may be affecting your spine. this examination is painless and performed fully clothed. after the examination you will watch a ten minute video about chiropractic. this will help you understand what we are looking for in your spine. a health questionaire will help us evaluate where you are in the healing process. all of these elements are important components of your total health profile and vital in evaluating your health status.
is chiropractic safe?
yes. a new zealand government study found that adjustments are "remarkably safe". by avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. a thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited. compare the statistics. adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.