Blair Chiropractic Technique FAQ
Who Can Benefit From Blair Chiropractic Technique?
Anybody who wants their body to operate effectively can get a free consultation in our office. Corrections are only provided to patients that have upper cervical misalignments. If objective testing shows that there is no upper cervical misalignment the person is not a candidate for care.
Although Blair Upper cervical chiropractors frequently see patients with considerable pain, the evaluation that happens allows the chiropractic doctors to discover and treat the misalignment long before symptoms are present. The postural rebalancing produced by the Blair Upper Cervical chiropractic adjustment allows for the body to get less pressure and so the individual can direct that unused energy to self-healing, and maintenance.
Can Children Benefit From Blair Chiropractic Technique?
Yes, we believe all children should have the benefit of a properly balanced body.
Children can be corrected using the Blair Chiropractic Technique procedure right from birth. Often children don't need the complete Blair Chiropractic Technique evaluation as their many straightforward reflexes which may be assessed, allowing for a modified exam. Because of the tendency for a child's misalignment to have been present for a relatively brief time period that the misalignment is typically less complicated. Kids also generally respond more quickly to alterations and generally require fewer adjustments to achieve spinal stability.
What Makes Blair Chiropractic Technique Spinal Adjustment Unique Compared to other care?
Generally the approach to the care of the spine is in two unique ways. Nearly all practitioners try to influence the backbone in regions of segmental or neighborhood fixations to boost mobility and hope for enhanced structural stability. Blair Chiropractic, (in addition to other chiropractic techniques), approach the spine with the capability to enhance structural and sustained postural equilibrium that leads to enhanced spinal stability together with balanced mobility. The advantage of Blair Chiropractic care is that long term spinal balance is maintained and that creates improved general wellness and well-being. All spinal professionals agree that spinal care is vital. The approaches differ from localized segmental care of several providers to the Blair Chiropractic professionals offering upper cervical care that affects the entire body balance and the long term spinal stability.
How can I tell if I need a Blair Chiropractic adjustment?
Be evaluated by a Blair Chiropractic trained chiropractor so that it could be determined whether or not an adjustment is indicated.
By paying attention to your body, you might be sensitive to whether you're in alignment. Even though some rely upon the return of the symptoms to inform them when they have lost their orientation, we urge patients to look closely at their reflection in the mirror; paying attention to head tilt or a minimal shoulder for example. Other cues could include where they feel their weight distributed on their toes, or if a change in gait is observed. More subtle indications might even include having to correct your vehicle rearview and side mirrors. Even with all these clues, it's still advised that periodic chiropractic assessments be performed to confirm proper equilibrium
My neck feels ok, but my lower back is sore. Can Blair chiropractic help me?
When the posture is adjusted, the whole body rebalances causing less stress to all regions including your lower back.
Your postural muscles are continuously working to keep an upright posture. Postural distortion leads to uneven weight distribution over all your joint surfaces. The muscles across your neck, back, legs and arms will compensate for this change in weight. Pain is going to show up in the region of greatest breakdown. The decrease in postural distortion given by the Blair chiropractic procedure decreases the strain on every area of the body and enables the potential relief of pain and appropriate healing.
What to expect after adjustment?
Blair chiropractic has been proven to be quite helpful in reducing postural distortions. Whether a individual's postural distortion is related to symptoms they're exhibiting can only be set by improving the position and detecting changes.
- Individual feels no substantial change.
- Individual feels a change in symptoms with instant improvement.
- Individual experiences new short-term symptoms related to working in a new structural position.
Responses to the adjustment differ from nothing, to muscle soreness, and from exhaustion to a sense of euphoria. Because of these individualized responses, all patients are given a list of items they may encounter so they are familiar with what answers are normal to expect. Due to the substantial postural rebalancing that happens with the upper cervical adjustment people will often feel stiff and sore for 2-4 days as the body adjusts to its new position. This discomfort is usually associated only with the initial and/or second adjustment.
How can such light pressure make such big difference?
For exactly the same reason why one can move a pile of thick bricks with a light push of a wheelbarrow: leverage.
Even though the patient feels just a small pressure behind their ear while being corrected, there's sufficient force being placed into the neck. Together with the first vertebra and the weight of the scull to obtain a biomechanics advantage, the physician places their body on a calculated angle to be sure the adjustment is unique to the patient’s individual misalignment. The force produced by the physician is transferred to the individual in such a gentle and precise fashion that many patients are unaware of any intervention at all.
Do I get an adjustment every visit?
You're only adjusted when the objective findings indicate you're subluxate (i.e. postural distortions, a contracted/shortened leg).
How many times you get corrected is directly linked to your body's ability to keep your alignment. You'll be provided recommendations during your period of maintenance in the office that's intentioned to assist you reach and maintain an aligned state. Our purpose is to correct you as few times as possible, however quarterly to semi-annual assessments are often suggested to guarantee that any progress is not lost on the way.
What can cause me to lose my alignment?
Thoughts, traumas, and toxins are stressors that can result in a misaligned state.
After your first adjustment in our office you'll be provided recommendations regarding daily activities to help maintain alignment. The 3 T's (thoughts, traumas and toxins) are all contributors to losing or maintaining alignment. Thoughts include negativity or anxiety Ð think about the tightness in your shoulders after a long day on the job. Have you ever wondered exactly what those muscles are connected to? Traumas are a more obvious cause, however doesn't necessarily need to be an automobile accident or fall. Daily repetitive postures or movements can be considered an ongoing traumatic event. Toxins can be dietary or environmental and may also play a role in maintaining or losing alignment due to the strain they place on your body's systems.
How long until I am better?
Healing is individual and there are many contributing factors. The more personal responsibility the individual assumes in this procedure, generally the greater the outcomes.
The healing process takes time. In the event that you should break an arm, then the medical doctor would cast it and you would be instructed to keep it in the cast for about six to eight weeks. That's because this is the normal recovery time for bone. When coping with spinal misalignment, the integrity of the musculature and ligaments has been compromised and you need to allow sufficient time for these structures to cure in the aligned position. The longer your backbone has been out of alignment, the more potential harm has occurred and therefore the longer required recovery time. To the stress they put on your body's systems.
If you see a chiropractor once then you have to continue the treatment for the rest of your life?
No, nevertheless often people who undergo chiropractic recognize the health benefits and choose a lifestyle which includes lifelong chiropractic care.
There's a misconception that once one starts to see a chiropractor, they have to see one for the rest of their life. An opportunity for this perception could be due to how the recovery process requires time and numerous visits to the Chiropractor may be suggested to stabilize the spine until the body knows how to hold the spine in an aligned position by itself. The longer your backbone has been breaking down (which is usually much sooner than the first onset of symptoms), the longer it will typically take to attain a state.
If I feel better, why do I have to come back?
You don't. Ongoing tests are advised if you would like to allow for optimum recovery to minimize recurrence and optimize function.
Many believe significant relief in distress following the first couple of visits. Our objective isn't merely to offer relief but to create a situation where the spinal stresses that resulted in the problem are lessened, stabilized and you no more have to be adjusted regularly. This level of care may involve substantial work on your part. Though we can't always attain this status with a patient, it is this scenario that offers optimal long-term benefit.
Symptoms are the last to appear and the first to depart (think of how cancer or heart attacks happen). A symptom-free state doesn't necessarily mean healing has finished or that you're on your optimal alignment. As soon as your body starts to show signs that it is stabilizing and holding alignment for an elongated time period, recommended time between visits will be invigorated
Why should I get checked when I’m feeling fine?
Symptoms may occur after years of altered function. We feel optimization and prevention is much better than reactive, distress maintenance.
Our evaluation includes objective measures which are separate from subjective symptoms. It's ideal to be assessed periodically to make sure that if you're misaligned however non-symptomatic you can be corrected to stop your body from being used to a misaligned condition once more and prevent the spinal deterioration which often entails a return to pain.
Why are you looking at my feet if you are adjusting the top of my neck?
A leg length difference may be a symptom of imbalance tone on your body's musculature and consequently is among our objective measures to find out whether you're in need of an adjustment. After an adjustment we'll frequently check leg-length again and discover that legs to be of balanced span.
There are lots of postural muscles which are constantly contracting and relaxing in response to normal body movements to stop us from falling over and enable us to keep an upright posture. When our first vertebra is misaligned, the weight of the mind is no more evenly distributed over the throat and the rest of the body. The body therefore reflexively responds to the imbalance by contracting different postural muscles in its effort to keep an upright posture. It's the reflexive contractions of the postural muscles that bring about the contracted/ shortened leg.
It is possible to go in and out of alignment on my own?
No, a subluxation won't realign by itself.
Many times patients may believe they had been "out of alignment" and they could regain alignment by themselves. A real subluxation can only be fixed by a third party. What the person likely felt was the adaptation of the body to stress they could manage without assistance. Our purpose in this office is to keep the body in a state of reduced anxiety so the body can adapt to the pressures and strains of everyday life without needing assistance to control a breakdown.
Why are so many positive outcomes from a single procedure?
The body is self-healing and its therapeutic capabilities are infinite. With your energy no longer being too re-directed to resist gravity, often the body will can address other issues also.
By enhancing spinal distress people experience improved posture as correction of non-adapting reflexive contracture of skeletal musculature is attained. This postural balance contributes to better body-weight supply, which improves the position of internal organs and helps protect those structures acting to stabilize the spine. As less energy must oppose gravity, you'll have more energy to think, work, heal and keep yourself.