Is Chiropractic Medicine Safe?

is chiropractic medicine safe

Are chiropractors safe?` and `Is chiropractic safe?` are questions we get on occasion at our natural healing center. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed chiropractor with over 25 years of experience treating thousands of Triangle patients safely and effectively. At the hands of an experienced and caring professional like her and other local highly qualified Doctors of Chiropractic, chiropractic is safe. People choose chiropractic because it is a sound hands-on remedy for many of life’s aches and pains and one that is not likely to lead to harm or injury. Although chiropractic has, admittedly, been on the outskirts of medicine since its inception in 1895, adjustive therapy of the spine and extremities performed by chiropractors is here to stay because of its safety and ability to reduce pain and improve overall body posture and function. Chiropractic examination and treatment is different from traditional medicine, and it is effective and safe. Chiropractors are well trained in hands-on and verbal inspection- palpation and good listening skills go together to understand unique patient needs.

At our alternative medicine healthcare clinic, Dr. Oskardmay examines each patient’s pain area and performs spinal palpation and other diagnostic examination to determine where imbalance exists. Massage helps to relax taut, overstretched muscles, start the healing process, and remove obstacles to adjustment. The clean and sanitized treatment room exudes comfort- warmth and aromatherapy enhance relaxation so that each person can get the full benefit from a healing session.

Dr. Oskardmay utilizes various mobilization techniques to adjust vertebral subluxations and bring needed movement and better spine bone positioning. Chiropractic care is reasonable care designed to enhance the body’s natural healing response through better posture, vertebral positioning, and nerve flow conduction from the spine out. Dr. Oskardmay locates regions of spinal subluxation or vertebral malposition using skillful palpation. She touches and massages the back and neck to gentle determine areas of tight muscles, altered skin response, and sensitivity. Misaligned vertebrae indicate areas of pain and instability and muscle spasms that, once resolved, allow for qi’s free flow and other vital energies in the body. Frequently, subluxated vertebral segments correspond to different body areas and can provide diagnostic clues for additional preventive care making the chiropractic examination process supportive of health inside and out.

Before performing a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Oskardmay explains the procedure and asks for permission to adjust. She will assess the patient’s individual readiness for any particular design and proceed accordingly with appropriate techniques. During the adjustment, patients sometimes hear a small clicking sound, which can represent the release of stuck energy.

Performed by a highly trained, licensed practitioner like her, the adjustment is a very safe procedure and can provide relief where drugs and surgery haven’t. If you or a family member are interested to see what chiropractic care can do for you, call the Triangle Acupuncture and Chiropractic clinic of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill. We are here for you, safely and naturally. Call (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today.

Is the Chiropractic Adjustment Safe?

Chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC

Is Getting Your Back and Neck by a Chiropractor safe? Many people ask this important question before coming into our office. People understand that their spine and nerves are delicate and need to be protected- it seems dangerous to have your spine adjusted (colloquially `cracked` or `popped`) to improve your health- doesn’t it? And what is a chiropractor? Many people have heard that chiropractors `aren’t real doctors` because they don’t graduate from medical school, and they understandably question the hands-on nature of the adjustment when so many other doctors never touch them at all!

Nonetheless, chiropractic is an extremely safe treatment regimen that has helped millions of people worldwide achieve better health on many levels. The cracking noise many hear during an adjustment is the release of energy that was stuck in the spine and has been released. Chiropractors explain this to their patients. Following internship and graduation from a 4 year chiropractic postgraduate program, chiropractors take board exams similar to MDs and DOs. Chiropractors are licensed in every state and most countries worldwide. Chiropractic malpractice insurance is among the lowest in the healthcare industry. Most health insurance plans and medicare have recognized the value and safety of chiropractic care and cover it for their members.

Chiropractic care is a hands-on therapy that emphasizes balance and posture at the spinal level. Following history and examination, your chiropractor will identify problematic, inflamed vertebral units and apply therapy to these areas.  The chiropractic adjustment, when applied by a licensed, professional doctor of chiropractic (DC) mobilizes specific vertebral units with speed and a minimal force using hands-on techniques or with a precise instrument. Therapies such as massage, acupuncture, TENS or ultrasound relax and heal surrounding soft tissues provide additional support. Your chiropractor will provide home exercises and nutrition suggestions to empower you in maintaining your health. Acupuncture may be used to improve the healing response of the chiropractic adjustment, a very safe and quality treatment duo.

The major support of your body, the spine, is responsible for balance and posture. Misaligned vertebrae result in postural distortions and vertebral fusion over time resulting in painful immobility.  Additionally, spinal nerves exit between each vertebral unit at inter-vertebral foramen (IVF). Back pain or neck pain indicate a vertebral unit has become inflamed which impacts the spinal nerve at that level. Seemingly distant problems such as indigestion, headaches, shoulder, or knee pain can result from spinal nerve derangement and can be improved with spinal mobilization.

Everyone can benefit from having their spines checked by a chiropractor. Whether you have back pain or neck pain, headaches or discomfort anywhere in the body, or if you have concerns about your posture, you should make a spinal check appointment. Chiropractors appreciate referrals from their friends in the medical community who recognize the safety and value of this holistic treatment. Pain relieving drugs, anti-inflammatory medications, and surgery have their place, but people who choose chiropractic first are relived at its safety and efficacy.

Our chiropractic and acupuncture office has been proudly serving the Durham and Chapel Hill community since 1995. For appointments call Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay

(919) 929-1400       email:   schedule@acudocnc.com          Contact us!

Your spine and nervous system benefit from safe effective chiropractic care.

 

Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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