FAQs

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What can I do at home to improve my results?

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The best way to maximize your results is to follow your intern’s home care plan. As your care progresses your intern may introduce stretching and strengthening exercises to help you improve

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Why is there a sound during an adjustment?

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The sound you are hearing is not bone hitting bone. The noise is simply the release of gas which has build up at the disc space. Imagine the noise a cork makes when you open a bottle of champagne. The noise is the change in pressure that occurs in the joint space, just like popping your knuckles. You may not always hear a loud popping sound, but it does occur.

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When will I see results?

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Each case and person is different. Your chiropractic intern will do a full exam, assess your situation, recommend a recovery plan tailored to you. At Life Chiropractic College West we break down your care plans into 3 different stages: Corrective, Rehabilitation, and Wellness. Your intern will explain your stage and your options to you fully.

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Can a child benefit from chiropractic care?

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Children have the same potential to benefit from chiropractic care as adults. If a child becomes subluxated (via falls, sports, the birth process or any number of common occurrences) they will also experience a change in their bodies ability to function optimally. Studies have shown that it’s safe to adjust children. It’s a gentle and non-invasive practice that is different from adults. If your child is experiencing signs of poor health, we suggest seeking out a chiropractic opinion for a natural, drug free option.

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Is chiropractic care safe?

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Chiropractic care is safe, gentle, and effective. Your care will be delivered under the supervision of experience licensed doctors of chiropractic.

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Do I have a pinched nerve?

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The pain that many patients feel comes from muscles which are in spasm rather than from a “pinched nerve”. When the spine is returned to its optimal position most spinal muscle pain improves. We will do a thorough assessment of your spine and nervous system to determine if you can be helped by chiropractic care.

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How does chiropractic work?

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Chiropractors move the gently move bones in your spine. A chiropractic adjustment relieves irritation to your nervous system and spine. As a result, your body will function at a more optimal level. Chiropractors use their understanding and expertise of the body and brain connection to assist your body to heal itself - without drugs or surgery.

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What is a subluxation?

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A subluxation refers to the state of the spine when the bones are not in a stable and appropriate position. This causes irritation within your nervous system. Since your nervous system is responsible for your body’s ability to heal and repair, any hindrance to healthy and free-flowing communication internally can result in a variety of problems in your body

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What is chiropractic?

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Chiropractic is a natural health care approach which is focused on restoring the spine and nervous system to full function. Chiropractors gently adjust the spine in order to create spinal balance and to allow the body to heal itself naturally. The Health Center at Life West combines expert experience and technology in a teaching environment.