Goals of Chiropractic
We have delivered top quality chiropractic care in to the Basking Ridge community since 1998. We believe that an individual’s health is incredibly valuable. Therefore, maintenance of good health is a primary goal of our practice. However, we generally meet people after they’ve lost their health.
The goal of most when they enter our office is simply relief. Our obligations during this beginning stage are to discover the root cause of the health issue and make a reasonable care plan to produce the desired results as quickly as possible. We encourage patients to actively participate in their recovery while emphasizing the value of post-symptomatic total wellness care for every patient.
Benefits of Chiropractic
Our patients are dear to us, so we have high goals for them. We want each and every one to achieve his or her highest level of health. Through opportunities for health education, we wish to communicate the benefits of regular chiropractic care and total wellness care.
We desire to see our patients abandon the old sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms to appear and then taking action to lessen them), for the emerging total wellness model that works to prevent injuries and diseases before they appear.
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.
Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.
No. Some people can make their joints “pop”but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.
Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. If necessary, these other areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.