Important Update: Dr. Megan will be out of office starting November 1, 2023 for maternity leave. She will be out for the remainder of the year and plans to come back at the beginning of the new year.

Important Update: Dr. Megan will be out of office starting November 1, 2023 for maternity leave. She will be out for the remainder of the year and plans to come back at the beginning of the new year.

Chiropractic Care

Of the many remedies for chronic back pain, chiropractic adjustments may be the best known, but least understood. When you hear people talking about going to their chiropractor for a “back adjustment,” they’re referring to a type of manual therapy (i.e., a treatment delivered through the physician’s hands) for spinal realignment, specifically to realign joint subluxations. The most common goal is a pain-free, well-performing spine, but people also seek chiropractic care for headaches, neck and shoulder issues, hip alignment, and drug-free pain maintenance.

types of adjustments

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spinal manipulation

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Activator or Arthrostim

Although a number of chiropractic techniques exist, the most common type of adjustment involves a controlled but fast directional thrust into the joint. (Other names for a chiropractic adjustment are “spinal manipulation”). There are other options for patients who do not want to be manually adjusted, such as using a tool like an Activator or Arthrostim, which has been shown through research to be just as effective. The goal is to bring the bones of a joint back to their normal, natural fit. It may take just one adjustment to achieve this (where the adjustment “sticks”), or it may take several. While many chiropractors just adjust the spine, we at Elite Wellness Center also adjust the pelvis, shoulders, knees, and many other joints in the body.

our clientele

pregnant mothers
postpartum mothers
infants/kids

Runners

Weight Lifters
Athletes

Scoliosis patients

Chronic back pain
Slipped disc Patients

What is a Subluxation?

While a subluxation is considered a partial dislocation by all, it has unique nuance to different health professionals.

Medical doctors use X-ray imaging to detect a subluxation, which they consider a very obvious disconnect between joint bones.

Chiropractors, on the other hand, typically detect subluxations during a regular patient evaluation and classify even subtle position changes in the joints and accompanying soft tissue problems as such.

For chiropractors, these areas become the focus of their adjustments.

What is a Subluxation?

While a subluxation is considered a partial dislocation by all, it has unique nuance to different health professionals.

Medical doctors use X-ray imaging to detect a subluxation, which they consider a very obvious disconnect between joint bones. Chiropractors, on the other hand, typically detect subluxations during a regular patient evaluation and classify even subtle position changes in the joints and accompanying soft tissue problems as such. For chiropractors, these areas become the focus of their adjustments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How effective is a chiropractic adjustment?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), spinal manipulation is among several holistic therapies that have been proven to provide relief for low back pain and many other conditions.
A review of medical studies published in the journal PLOS ONE found spinal manipulation to be just as effective for back pain as physical therapy, exercise therapy, and medical care.

Does more cracking mean a better adjustment?

Many people associate “cracking and popping” with a successful chiropractic adjustment. In reality, these sounds may have nothing to do with an accurate realignment of your joints. Rather, they are thought to be a result of cavitation—when gasses in the joint’s lubricating fluid are released into the “joint space” between the bones.

What to expect?

Like most visits with a medical professional, a chiropractor will ask you about your problem, review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and possibly use medical imaging to help arrive at or confirm a diagnosis.
You will lie down on a chiropractic table so your practitioner can administer treatment. Depending on the problem/diagnosis, your position on the table can vary (face-down is common), as can the amount of force required to make an effective adjustment.
The controlled, directional thrust can require two hands and is designed to move the joint beyond its natural range of motion. This helps repair the subluxation.
Most patients require multiple visits to get the desired results.

How safe is a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments are considered safe. On the rare occasion, some side effects that can occur after being adjusted include soreness in the area adjusted, fatigue, headache, and dizziness.

New Patient Special

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For a limited time, new chiropractic patients will receive an initial assessment and treatment for only $75! Make sure to take advantage of this special before prices go back up to $125.

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