Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is much more than a natural method for relieving a symptom or health issue. It is a gentle and effective tool to help facilitate optimal function of your body by restoring normal "connection" within the communication network between your brain and your body. In doing so, the body can function with ease and issues/symptoms begin to clear up on their own as the body again begins to function the way it was intended. Chiropractic's purpose is to find and correct subluxation (also known as vertebral subluxation) within the body with the facilitation of a chiropractic adjustment and restore normal neurological pathways between the brain and the body.
What Causes Subluxation?
Subluxation is caused by a failure to adapt to STRESS. Specifically three types of stress (physical, chemical and emotional stressors). When our body reaches its threshold, it is unable to continue adapting to the relentless physical, chemical and emotional stressors that we face on a day-to-day basis. Our health then becomes compromised and the function of our nervous system diminishes.
Physical Stress: can be anything ranging from car accidents, childhood falls, repetitive demands from sports or physical activities (even including healthy stress such as exercise), sustained or receptive work postures, or even the birth process for both mother and child.
Chemical Stress: including but not limited to the wide variations of artificial food colorings, additives and junk "foods" that we put in our bodies, medications, personal care products and chemicals that get absorbed through our skin, environmental toxins in our air and water supply, and so much more!
Let's just face it, "life happens" to all of us. Work-life can be stressful. The demands of parenthood, marriage, maintaining relationships, the pressures of school, sports and our peers. The difficulties that come with chronic illnesses, the loss of a loved one or healing from emotional traumas.
We cannot avoid all forms of stress, but we can help support the body by trying to minimize our exposure to these stressors and utilize chiropractic care to help combat the effects of stress on our health.
Kids & Chiropractic:
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Infants & Children?
Absolutely! Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages, including children. Infant and pediatric adjustments are very gentle and differ greatly from that of an adult. Dr. Emily has pursued extra training in pediatric chiropractic and is currently working towards her certification in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
Why Should Children Get Adjusted?
Chiropractic for children is becoming much more well-known as parents are searching for more pro-active ways to keep their kids healthy and well. Chiropractic is a great option for preventing illness and future health issues, as it assists the nervous system to function at its optimal potential. Chiropractic care for children has been known to help children with a variety of issues including (but not limited to):
Ear, Sinus and other Chronic Infections
Asthma, Allergies and Breathing Difficulties
Digestive Issues, Gas pains
Nursing Issues, Colic and Reflux
Torticollis, Scoliosis and other Postural abnormalities
Bedwetting and Constipation
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Issues and Developmental Delays
Is Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy and why is it recommended?
Not only is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy, it is also highly beneficial! During pregnancy your body undergoes MANY physiological changes in order to create the best environment for your developing baby. Besides the obvious pelvic and postural changes that occur in order to make room for the baby, there are also many hormonal and other variable changes that can occur during this important period of time. Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps assistant and support these natural changes in the body, it can improve pelvic positioning and relieve intrauterine constraint for the developing baby to get into optimal position to prepare for birth. At Cultivate Family Chiropractic, we take extra measures to ensure your prenatal chiropractic care is comfortable and a pleasant experience for both the mother and the baby!
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
There are multiple benefits of receiving chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. The following are benefits that have been researched and identified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA):
Relieving many of the common discomforts associated with pregnancy such as back, neck and joint pains.
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Reducing the time of labor and delivery.
Reducing the need for medications and medical interventions.
Other benefits pregnant women may experience while under chiropractic care include relief from sciatica, headaches, nausea, pubic pain, hip pain, breech presentation and general discomfort.