The adjustment of a joint sometimes releases a gas bubble that is between the joints. This makes the popping sound. The noise comes from the change of pressure in that joint. There is usually no discomfort involved in this. (Information courtesy of www.acatoday.org)
If you continue to self adjust then the joints above or below the restricted area may begin to wear and tear prematurely leading to conditions such as degeneration joint disease and arthritis. In reality, that joint that you think is being adjusted when you crack it yourself, usually isn’t. It’s the extensive training of a chiropractor, who has the ability to adjust the restricted joints in question properly.
The educational standards for a chiropractor are about as stringent as they come in health care. Most chiropractic college applicants have already completed four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education. Chiropractic college requirements are typically another 4-5 years. A large portion of this time is spent on clinical technique training to master the manipulative procedures that are essential to chiropractic care. Chiropractic college curriculum requirements include a minimum of 4,200 hours. (Information courtesy of www.acatoday.org)
Massage Therapy FAQs
After the interview, the therapist leaves the room while you undress to a comfortable level. Then, you can lay on the table and cover yourself with the sheet. The therapist will knock on the door before coming back in the room.
During the massage, you will lay on the massage table under the sheets. Please let the therapist know if, at any time, you are uncomfortable. Speak up if you are cold, don’t like the music or want a different level of pressure applied.
We suggest our clients to undress to a comfortable level. For some, that is completely naked, while others leave some garments on. Your therapist will be able to work around the garments you keep on. Remember, we want you to be fully relaxed and comfortable so you can get the most out of your massage session.
A Doctor of Chiropractic can diagnose and treat every organ system of the human body and practically every health care condition. On the other hand, a massage therapist is limited to working in areas dealing with muscle tension, circulation, body fluid drainage, and so forth.
If you want to talk then you are welcome to do that. We want to make sure that you are comfortable so, go ahead and do what will help you relax and get the most out of your massage. If you are someone who would rather keep quiet and relax, that is great. But we do want you to speak up if anything is making you feel uncomfortable.
Physical Therapy FAQs
Some parts of physical therapy treatment can be painful. This is a natural part of the recovery process in many cases. There are many techniques that we can use, so it is important for you to be open and communicate with your therapist about how you are feeling during the therapy process.
Physical therapy is frequently covered by health insurance. Make sure you check with your provider to know exactly what your options are. This will help us determine the best course of action for your situation.
More Frequently Asked Questions
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Whether you have back pain, arthritis, are under the weather, or anything else — give us a call and we’ll get you back on track.
Unfortunately, up to half of those who have had spinal surgery, discover a return of their original symptoms months or even years later. Many people don’t realize that if chiropractic care had been utilized initially then back surgery could have possibly been avoided.
The first approach to healthcare issues should always be approached from the most conservative therapy available. Only after other conservative methods have been exhausted, should more aggressive approaches, like drugs and surgery, be implemented.