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Bath Chiropractor | Bath chiropractic care | ME | Q & A

Corrective Motion Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

1 Front Street 
Bath, ME 04530

(207) 844-0365

Q & A
 

Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and functional misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Our goal is to restore joint motion and tissue properties, so overall load to you muscles, joints, and nerves is reduced. Chiropractic works by restoring your body's ability to heal itself.  

Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness.
 

How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.

In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
 

What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to improve the movement of the joints.  By improving movement you stimulate the nervous system and muscles surrounding the joint.


An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a joint. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.

What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.

If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to stress on your musculoskeletal system. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for dysfunction, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.

Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and functionally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.

 
 
 
Bath Chiropractor | Q & A. Dr. Louise Bryant is a Bath Chiropractor.