FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is among the safest of the healing arts. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health professionals. Chiropractors' malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for doctors, especially orthopedist and surgeons.
How often should I get an adjustment?
The answer is "as soon as you develop subluxations", yet since subluxations are often painless, it's good to get your spine checked periodically for 'painless' cavities. Degeneration can begin in as little as 3 weeks after the initial subluxation due to the loss of nutrition to the joint.
Can I tell if I have subluxation without consulting a chiropractor?
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity-you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That's why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you don't. An occasional spinal checkup is always a good idea.