Chiropractic Questions & Answers

Q: Is Chiropractic safe?
A: "Yes, Chiropractic is safe. Safer than back surgery, muscle relaxers, aspirin or ibuprofen. Even newborns and children can receive chiropractic care....Chiropractic is a conservative, drug-free approach to better health that has helped millions of people since 1895." (from Myths and the Chiropractic Lifestyle 2002, Back Talk Systems, Inc.)

Q: How does Chiropractic work?
A: "Since it's beginning, chiropractic has been based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs the nerves control, and is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex or Subluxation Syndrome." (from Chiropractic and the Chiropractic Lifestyle 2002, Back Talk Systems, Inc.)

Q: How much education do Chiropractors have?        
A: "Chiropractic doctors get about the same number of college classroom hours as medical practitioners. Like other types of doctors, chiropractors meet stringent licensing requirements, follow a strict code of ethics, and are approved by government agencies." (from Myths and the Chiropractic Lifestyle 2002, Back Talk Systems, Inc.)

Q: What does Chiropractic Treat?
A: "It surprises many patients when they discover chiropractic doctors don't treat symptoms. A traditional medical approach works on symptoms by using drugs or surgery to numb, slow down, speed up, or cut out the malfunctioning body part. Instead, chiropractic doctors find the underlying cause(s) of your ache or pain, and correct it. This improves symptoms naturally." (from Symptoms and the Chiropractic Lifestyle 2002, Back Talk Systems, Inc.)

Q: What does my spine have to do with problems in other areas of my body?
A: Move your mouse over the spine to see what body areas are effected by the nerves near those vertebra.