Frequently Asked Questions
will it take for me to get well?
It is sometimes difficult
to predict exactly how much time will be needed for healing to
occur. Lifestyles, work habits, and body mechanics will
have to be evaluated in any treatment plan. The severity
and duration of the condition must be taken into account in
determining the length of treatment. More severe injuries
or conditions that have existed for longer periods of time can,
and often do, require more time to heal. Some severe cases
can take as long as twelve to sixteen weeks. Most mild or
uncomplicated injuries or conditions will be able reach maximum
healing in four to six weeks.
that “crunching” noise that I hear when the Doctor adjusts my
audible noise during an adjustment is called “cavitation”.
This sound is not caused by bones “cracking”. Inside the
joints, there is a lubricating fluid that is secreted by the
lining of the joint capsule. One of the waste byproducts
of cellular metabolism is nitrogen gas. It forms tiny
bubbles throughout the fluid in the joint, similar to a glass
filled with a clear carbonated drink like “Sprite” or “7-Up”.
When you bump the glass, the bubbles dissipate and pop, creating
the fizzing noise that you can hear. When an adjustment is
made, the nitrogen gas bubbles inside the joint react much the
same way, causing the “popping” noise. Depending on the
amount of gas bubbles in a joint, the noise is less or greater
at different times.
have to keep coming back for spinal adjustments for the rest of
No. There is no reason that you cannot stop your Chiropractic care at any time you choose. Chiropractic is uniquely dedicated to making certain structural changes in your musculoskeletal system, specifically in the vertebra and muscles of the spine. Once those changes have been affected, you should not only have relief from any symptoms, but also there is the probability that the problem is sufficiently resolved. It is highly recommended that you follow the treatment plan prepared for you. If you do not, the corrections may not be complete nor the problem resolved for any length of time. Our office does offer Wellness Care, to help detect and correct minor spinal alignment problems, before they become symptomatic.