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How Does Chiropractic Work?


Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system.  Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue.  Signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working right.  Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine called a Subluxation can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues.  Specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications.  Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.





How Do You Get A Subluxation?


There are three basic causes of subluxations.  Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions and improper lifting.  Emotions such as grief, anger and fear can cause subluxations.  Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, pollution, and poor diet.





How Do I Know If I Have A Subluxation?


You can have subluxations and not even know it.  Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before warning signs appear.  The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of subluxations you may have.



How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?


After patients get the relief they want, many choose to continue with some type of periodic care.  These patients show up for their visits feeling great.  These visits can help support the final stages of healing and help detect and resolve new problems before they become serious.  Dr. Isadore committed to his job which he believes to be accountable in offering the very best care.  Dr. Isadore also believes that your job is to be an active participant in your healthcare and decide how much of it you want.



Is The Doctor A Real Doctor?


Yes.  Dr. Isadore is a licensed Chiropractic Physician in the state of North Carolina.  He graduated from the prestigious National University of Health Sciences.  Did you know that Chiropractors take a total of 4,485 classroom hours vs. Medical doctors who take a total of 4,248 in the same subjects?  



How Long Until I’ll Feel Better?


Some patients experience almost instant relief.  Others discover it can take many weeks or months.  Many factors can affect the healing process.  How long have you had your problem?  Are you keeping your appointments?  Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition?  Do you smoke?  Are you in otherwise good condition?  Within a short period of time, most patients sense enough progress to fully carry out their doctor’s recommendations.

  



Can It Make My Condition Worse?


Patients with same or similar condition as yours have had excellent results with chiropractic care.  Soreness is expected, as your spine and body get back to its optimum potential.  




What’s An Adjustment?



Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick thrust that helps add motion to spinal joints that aren’t moving right.  Dr. Isadore utilizes Diversified Technique methods by the use of his hands, not an instrument.  There are many ways to adjust the spine.




Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?


Yes.  A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe”.  By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record.  A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.  Compare the statistics.  Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.



What Does An Adjustment Feel Like?


It’s different for everyone.  Some say it’s like a release of pressure or tension.  Others say it feels like relief from their symptoms.  It feels like you are getting rid of all of the bad stuff that has built up in your body.




Will It Hurt?


No.



Will Adjustments Make My Spine Too Loose?


No.  Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments.  This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.



Can The Bones Move Too Much?


Highly unlikely.  A chiropractic adjustment is special.  It has the right amount of energy, delivered to an exact spot, at a precise angle, at just the right time.  The intent is to get a “stuck” spinal joint moving again, helping reduce nerve interference.  Dr. Isadore’s years of training, practice and experience make his chiropractic adjustments specific and safe.



What Makes The Sound During The Adjustment?


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 much like opening a bottle of champagne or removing a suction cup.  The sound is interesting, but it isn’t a guide to the quality or value of the adjustment.




Can I Adjust Myself?


No.  Some people can make their joints “pop”, but that’s not an adjustment!  Worse, damage can occur by mobilizing a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments.  Adjustments are specific and take years to master.  Even Dr. Isadore must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.



How Many Adjustments Will I Need?


The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals.  Many patients sense progress within a week or two of frequent visits.  Visits become less often as your spine stabilizes.  In chronic cases, complete healing can take months or even years.




Why Do Babies Need Adjustments?


Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine.  Preliminary studies suggested that colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress.  Pediatric adjustments are gentle.  Knowing exactly where to adjust, the doctor applies no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.




Can Patients With Osteoporosis Get Chiropractic Care?

Of course.  When developing a care plan, your chiropractic doctor 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 condition.




Will I Receive Any Medication For My Pain?


No.  Chiropractic doctors don’t dispense drugs.  Because we rely on natural methods, we can show you how to use ice to control painful symptoms.  When properly applied, ice can have an analgesic effect without the side effects of pain medications.




What If My Insurance Policy Doesn’t Cover Chiropractic?


Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know.  It is your most valuable possession.  Yet, each of us is free to place a different value on our health.  It’s convenient when an insurance company or third party helps pay the bill.  But be careful!  Don’t allow the profit motive of a huge corporation to make the decision for you.  Find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.   We will contact your insurance company to find out what they cover.  If they do not pay for it, we will set up a payment plan for you.  Your health is what’s most important.





What If My Insurance Policy Doesn’t Cover Chiropractic?


Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know.  It is your most valuable possession.  Yet, each of us is free to place a different value on our health.  It’s convenient when an insurance company or third party helps pay the bill.  But be careful!  Don’t allow the profit motive of a huge corporation to make the decision for you.  Find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.   We will contact your insurance company to find out what they cover.  If they do not pay for it, we will set up a payment plan for you.  Your health is what’s most important.





Why Don’t Medical Practitioners And Chiropractic Doctors Get Along?


That’s changing.  Years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research showing the benefits of chiropractic care.  Attitudes are slow to change.  However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practitioners are referring their patients to our office.  Dr. Isadore has always had good working relationships with medical doctors & has worked along side them in his offices.





What If Chiropractic Doesn’t Work?


If Dr. Isadore is unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, he will refer you to other specialists who may be able to help.  Your optimum health is his primary goal.  Dr. Isadore’s main objective is to get to the underlying cause of your problem.