Vaughan, Ontario chiropractors, Drs. Gus and Jacqueline Tsiapalis and Dr. Josh Binstock, provide answers below to many of the questions they receive about chiropractic care. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to give our Vaughan chiropractic office a call. We are happy to help!
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is given to align the subluxation (spinal misalignment) to take pressure off the spinal cord and nerves. This will restore proper nerve supply to the body’s organs and allow normal body function. An optimum functioning spine equals optimum health.
How does an adjustment feel and how long will it take?
Patients report that being adjusted feels great. However, in some cases the individual may be sore the first couple of times. An adjustment takes only a minute or two, but the vital nerve energy it releases can last for hours, days, or even weeks, depending on the stage of your care.
Is chiropractic safe?
While 2,000 people will die from aspirin this year and thousands more from surgery and drug reactions, chiropractic is safe, so safe that malpractice for chiropractors costs a fraction of what other types of physicians pay.
What research has been done on chiropractic?
Literally thousands of health studies including research by the U.S. government have shown that chiropractic is beneficial in maximizing health, boosting immunity, relieving the symptoms of sickness and disease, and restoring normal function back to the body.
Should I be adjusted if I am sick?
YES! An adjustment will help your body regain control and balance to better fight off your condition.
Can I be adjusted if I have had an operation on my spine or have old, weak, brittle or broken bones?
There are many very gentle techniques that can be employed to assure proper safety for every patient – from newborns to the elderly.
Can I be adjusted if I am pregnant?
For normal development of the baby and ease and safety of the birth, being adjusted during pregnancy is essential.
Can I adjust myself?
Even chiropractors need chiropractors to adjust them. The worst spines are those of people who manipulate their own spines. Manipulation can even be dangerous. An adjustment moves a specific subluxation in a specific direction.