Who can chiropractic help?

Improved nerve communication between brain and body can help everyone.  So, if you have subluxations, you could be a good candidate for chiropractic care.  Modified adjusting approaches can help children, the elderly or those with special needs.

How long will it take?

Since chiropractic care depends on the healing abilities of each patient, results can vary from patient to patient.  Everyone responds differently.  Some detect changes in a few days or weeks.  Others may take weeks to months before showing progress.

Will I have to have chiropractic care for the rest of my life?

Some patients opt to continue with some type of regular chiropractic checkups.  These patients show up for the visits feeling great.  Their interest in wellness and prevention helps make sure that once they get well, they stay well.

Does Zea Chiropractic take insurance?

Yes, we accept Medicare and most major medical insurance.  We file claims from our office.

What do adjustments feel like?

After the quick movement of the adjustment, many patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness.  Others feel improved mobility.  Inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects.  Chiropractic doctors excel at making adjustments comfortable and effective.

Are adjustments safe?

YES.  A New Zealand government study concluded that chiropractic adjustments are "remarkably safe."  Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever is about 100 times more risky.

What makes the sound during adjustments?

Lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint.  Some adjusting methods can produce a sound when the gas and fluids in the joint shift.  It's like opening a soda can or removing a suction cup.  The sound is interesting, but is not a guide to the quality or value of the adjustment.

How do you get subluxations?

There are three basic causes of subluxations:  physical, emotional, and chemical.  Physical causes include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motion and improper lifting.  Emotional causes include stress, anger and fear.  Chemical causes include alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet.

Can subluxations clear up on their own?

Sometimes.  Today's hectic lifestyles are a constant source of subluxations.  Fortunately, our bodies have the ability to self-correct many of these minor problems as we bend and stretch, or when we sleep at night.  When subluxations don't resolve, you need to see your chiropractor!