Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care improves the communication of your body and nervous system, and supports your natural ability to self-heal, self-regulate, and self-organize, helping you to fully experience life and your potential.
Chiropractic care is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and is known to help people in a variety of health situations. Many health conditions are secondary to inefficient adaptations to stress from your environment, diet, and/or life. Though chiropractic care is not a treatment for medical conditions, your body can resolve many secondary health conditions when your spine is healthier.
Many people receiving regular NetworkSpinal™ Care in our office report:
Feeling more relaxed
Improved ability to handle stress
Easier, deeper breathing
Improved awareness of posture
Less frequent headaches
Better, easier movement
Improved ability to listen to the body's needs
More confidence and mental clarity
We also see measurable improvement in:
Ranges of motion
Muscle strength and function
Muscle tension patterns
Spinal stress (indicated by spinal thermography)
Who should see a chiropractor?
Anyone who is seeking better health, function, adaptability, body awareness, and/or an overall higher level of health and well-being should have their spine checked regularly for interference to their nervous system. Interference to optimal function in your nervous system is often painless, so it is recommended that everyone have their spine evaluated to ensure they are heading toward optimal health.
Chiropractic care is safe and effective at any age and supports your ability to thrive throughout every stage of life.
Is Dr. Jason going to twist or “pop” my neck or back?
No. The form of care we provide does not involve the type of chiropractic adjustments many associate with twisting movements and the popping sound.
In NetworkSpinal™ Care, we apply light, gentle pressures to the spine and surrounding regions, developing two unique reorganizational waves that travel along the spine and throughout the entire nerve system. These precise pressures initiate a reorganizational process where the body learns to readjust affected nerve and spinal tissues. This readjustment is the result of breath movements increasing in the very low back, up the spine, and through the neck. This is known as the respiratory wave and is the first spinal wave developed in care. A second spinal wave develops known as the Network Spinal wave. Coordinated by the brain, this wave travels along the spine and through the arms and legs and central nervous system that promotes the development of new health and wellness strategies within the brain. (See the latest research below).
Here are some answers to common questions about twisting and popping most people associate with chiropractic care.
The popping sound many people associate with a spinal adjustment comes from the gases (oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide), temporarily moving out of the synovial fluid of the joint. When you "pop" or "crack" a joint, you stretch the joint capsule (ligament structure surrounding the joint). If the stretch is far enough, it creates a tiny vacuum, and the gases are rapidly released as bubbles. This is known as "cavitation." Over a period of about 20 minutes, the released gases dissolve back into the synovial fluid. A joint does not have to cavitate for an adjustment to occur, and just because a joint has been stretched enough to create a temporary release of tension and a cavitation (popping noise), this does not mean there was a corrective adjustment that took place.
The twisting movements associated with many forms of chiropractic adjustments are part of a method of creating the stretching mentioned above. During such maneuvers, a chiropractor provides specific pressures while creating short, quick stretches to help reposition misaligned bones or mobilize restricted tissues. This approach has helped many people for many years and is generally very safe.
We work with very different strategies in our office to achieve very different objectives. Our focus is to help your body learn to improve itself and reach a higher, more efficient level of self-organization.
What is a vertebral subluxation, and how does chiropractic care help?
A vertebral subluxation is defined by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation as "a diminished state of being, comprising of a state of reduced coherence, altered biomechanical function, altered neurological function and altered adaptability." (6)
Vertebral subluxations are a means of your body adapting to excessive stress from chemical, mental, or physical traumas. This adaptation acts as a type of short circuit to limit overactive nerve responses due to those stressors. While it is an intelligent response of your body, there are a cascade of issues that can happen because of this stress response when the body is unable to shift back to a normal, eased state.
Chiropractic care helps improve your body's adaptive process through various methods of adjusting vertebral subluxations. However, the underlying stress that your body had to respond to (and may still be responding to) must be addressed for sustainable changes to happen. This often requires changes to lifestyle and habits that created the imbalance in your system. Therefore, our intake questionnaires and regular evaluations of your health, spine, and nervous system are so detailed. Your optimal well-being involves much more than improving back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
Do you like research and digging into the science? Check out the articles below:
(2) A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON NETWORK SPINAL ANALYSIS CARE: A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE SPINE’S ROLE IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING, Simon Senzon, DC , Donald Epstein, DC , Daniel Lemberger, DC, The Institute Chiropractic, 218 E. Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC, Epstein institute, Longmont, CO, Private Practice of Chiropractic, Boulder, CO
(3) Wellness Lifestyles II: Modeling the Dynamic of Wellness, Health Lifestyle Practices, and Network Spinal Analysis™, TONYA L. SCHUSTER, Ph.D., MARNIE DOBSON, Ph.D.(Cand.), MARITZA JAUREGUI, Ph.D., and ROBERT H.I. BLANKS, Ph.D.
(4) Reorganizational Healing: A Health Change Model Whose Time Has Come, Robert H.I. Blanks, Ph.D.
(5) Reorganizational Healing: A Paradigm for the Advancement of Wellness, Behavior Change, Holistic Practice, and Healing, Donald M. Epstein, D.C., Simon A. Senzon, M.A., D.C., and Daniel Lemberger, D.C.