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QUESTION: Chiropractic Adjustments are Dangerous

Absolutely Not. At West End Chiropractic and Wellness we perform a thorough examination and imaging if need to be to rule out any condition or scenario in which a patient should not receive care. As a matter of fact; you are hundreds of times more likely to suffer an adverse reaction to taking an aspirin than you are from having a chiropractic adjustment.  Most people don’t realize that there are more than 100,000 adverse reactions each year from taking a simple aspirin, while there are fewer than 100 adverse reactions to chiropractic adjustments.  When you consider that there are over 3 million people being adjusted in one year, the risk from being adjusted is vanishing small.

 


 

QUESTION: Once you Start Chiropractic You Must Continue Forever

Absolutely Not!  It’s completely up to you and your goals. At West End Chiropractic we see patients who use chiropractic to get out of pain and others who come in on a regular basis to  maintain a wellness lifestyle. Our doctors discuss specific plans with all of our patients based on your condition and your health goals. It is importantly to remember that ALL doctors continue to treat you for the rest of you life, at least ideally.  For example, how often do you go to your dentist?  Is it not true that your dentist will keep scheduling visits even when you have no tooth pain?  We all learned at an early age the value of routine maintenance for our teeth, but for most of us we never learned the importance of the same type of routine maintenance for the rest of the body.


 

QUESTION: People can Adjust Themselves by “Cracking” Their Neck or Back

Fiction. While people can have joints cavitate (think popping or cracking noise) when moving their spine this is not a true adjustment. It would be almost impossible to adjust oneself in a way to free any fixations or correct any subluxations.  Just as you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, its best to leave the adjustments of your back and neck to the professional chiropractor.  Even professionals cannot adjust themselves.


 

QUESTION: Spinal Adjustments Hurt

Nope!  Many patients feel instant relief immediately after their treatments, for obvious reasons patients suffering from severe  neck or back pain may experience some discomfort, for most patients this in not the case, in fact most patients look forward to their chiropractic treatments.

 

 

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