The answer to this is that a vertebral subluxation (a misalignment of the spine that affects the function of the nervous system) may interfere with virtually every function of the body, so it can be a contributory cause of virtually any sickness or condition. The profession of Chiropractic was formed for the sole purpose of addressing and bringing about the correction of these vertebral subluxations.
Does health insurance cover Chiropractic? Health insurance pays for disease treatment. The objective of many chiropractic centers, including Mind & Body Chiropractic, is not to treat symptoms or disease but to keep people free from vertebral subluxations whether they have a symptom or disease or not. The memberships at Mind & Body Chiropractic were created so that everyone can afford regular chiropractic care on an ongoing basis.
What is a family maintenance program? A family maintenance program is when an entire family visits a chiropractor regularly, not for the treatment of sickness, but to maintain the integrity of the nerve system by keeping the spine flexible and keeping the body in control of the movements of its own vertebrae.
Is it true that once you start going to a chiropractor you have to go forever?That is like asking if once you start eating nutritious food, do you have to keep doing it forever. No, you could eat one good meal and neglect your nutrition from that point on. Many people choose to eat nutritious food frequently. Many people also choose to go to a Chiropractor frequently to keep their bodies free from nervous system interference caused by vertebral subluxation.
It is not going to a chiropractor that causes a need to go. Everyone needs to go if they want to have a more optimally functioning nerve system. So, what I recommend is that everyone keeps going on a regular and frequent basis.
Just how safe is Chiropractic?Chiropractic is completely safe. The purpose of Chiropractic is to keep the body as subluxation free as possible, and that is ALWAYS a positive. Every adjustment is safe. In fact the body adjusts itself thousands of times a day every time it moves. The chiropractor steps in only when the body is unable to adjust itself perfectly, and the chiropractor helps the body to complete that adjustment. The thing that is unsafe is to walk around for years with vertebral subluxations because presently you have no noticeable symptoms. The damage that accrues in the body occurs over tens of years is why regular visits to the chiropractor whether you are sick or not are so important.
Why should I pay my insurance company for health care and then have to pay the chiropractor out of my own pocket? In a sense, that question has been answered already (see: Does health insurance cover Chiropractic?). You don’t pay insurance companies for health care. They call it that, but it is disease treatment. Health care is health maintenance and insurance companies don’t pay for that. If you want maintenance care, you will end up having to pay for it the same way you pay for good food, your own vitamins, or your own exercise programs. The memberships at Mind & Body Chiropractic were created so that everyone can afford regular chiropractic care on an ongoing basis.
At what age can a child get his or her first adjustment? Just look at a day in the life of an average child who bounces off the bed, bounces off the trampoline, dives into the sofa head first, and it becomes easy to see the importance of getting their spine checked regularly by a chiropractor.
Every chiropractor is fully trained in taking care of young spines as well as aged ones. I have actually adjusted children the day they were born. So as soon as a child is born, his or her spine could and should be checked for vertebral subluxations by a chiropractor.