Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Hillsborough and Hazlet. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Hillsborough or Hazlet chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Living Well 4 Life Center at (908) 431-7700 or Living Well 4 Life Center - Hazlet at (732) 888-9141. Our team can help!
Chiropractic works because you are a self healing organism controlled and regulated by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ an tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm whether your body is working as it should. Improper motion or position of the moving bones in your spine may interfere with the vital exchange by irritating nearby nerves. Precise chiropractic adjustment are intended to improve mind-body communication. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of your body.
A subluxation is an area of the spine that is stuck, restricted, not moving properly that causes pressure on your Nervous system that may or may not cause pain.
You can have a subluxation and not even know it. Like early signs of tooth decay or even cancer, subluxations can be present without obvious symptoms. The results of a thorough examination can reveal the location and severity of any subluxations you may have.
Sometimes. Today’s hectic lives can be constant sources of subluxations. Fortunately, our bodies have the ability to self-correct minor subluxations. When subluxations don’t resolve, the only thing that correct it is a chiropractic adjustment.
Subluxations are usually the result of physical, emotional or chemical stresses. Physical stresses might include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions or improper lifting. Emotional stress, such as grief, anger or depression, may produce subluxations. Alcohol, drugs or preservatives are common examples of chemical stress.
Adjustments feel GREAT! Many patients report a sense of well-being and a calming sense of ease and pain relief.
No. Some people might able to make their joints “pop,” but that is not an adjustment. Worse damage may occur by stressing the joints, muscles and ligaments. Adjustment are specific and takes years to master. Even chiropractors must consult a colleague to be adjusted.
Special fluids lubricate each spinal joint. Some adjusting methods can produce a sound as the gas and fluids in the joints shift, like the pressure in a bottle of champagne. The sound, if occurs, is fascinating, but is not a guide to the quality or effectiveness of an adjustment.
The number and frequency of adjustments very from patient to patient. Most patients see some progress within a week or two. As supporting muscles and ligaments heal, visits may become less frequent. More difficult, longstanding problems may require longer time to heal.
After patients get the relief they want, many choose to continue with some sort of wellness care. These visits help support the final stages of healing and help to detect future problems. Our job is to offer the very best care, and it is your job to decide how much of it you want.
Many insurance companies cover chiropractic care. We can do a complimentary insurance verification to check your benefits. If insurance does not cover your care or if you do not have insurance, we have very affordable payment plan.
Yes! Research has found that chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe”. A thorough examination helps identify individuals for whom chiropractic care might not be suited. Compared to statistics, Adjustments are 100 times safer then taking over the counter pain relievers.
YES. Pregnancy may be one of the best times to benefit from chiropractic care. While it is always best to have a properly functioning Nervous System, it is especially helpful during pregnancy. Adjusting methods are modified to the mother’s size, weight and condition. During this time of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care because it is drug free. Many report shorter and easier births.
YES. Learning to walk, riding a bike or playing sports can cause subluxations that are often passed off as “growing pains”. Chiropractic care helps detect and correct these spinal distortions providing a clear path toward proper development. Ignored, these problems may worsen until they become more difficult to correct as an adult.
Yes. Naturally, your chiropractic care will avoid the surgically modified area of your spine. Surgery has been known to cause instability above and below the involved areas. More than likely, this will be the focus of your chiropractic care.