WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a philosophy, an art and a science that is based on correcting interference in the Nervous System. Interference is caused by physical, chemical, and emotional stress that is both current and accumulated over time. Often times, the interference manifests itself as postural and functional abnormalities and causes pain or dysfunction in the body. Specific, gentle chiropractic adjustments remove these interferences and restore function so your body will function at its optimum potential. (That means you will be the best YOU ever.)
WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT?
A chiropractic adjustment can be performed in many different ways. In our office, Dr. Alae will work closely with you to
determine your comfort level with the different techniques she uses. Typically, she begins by checking for Assessment and
areas of dysfunction throughout the body. Then Dr. Alae focuses on adjusting each part of body one at a time. This will usually be quicker movements that produce a popping noise to restore motion to different areas of the spine. Finally, Dr. Alae will double check that strength and function are restored and that pain is reduced before you leave. This means you will feel better immediately following each treatment.
WILL MY ADJUSTMENT HURT?
No! We have safely adjusted people of all ages from newborn babies, to small children, to pregnant women, right up to practice members ninety-five years or older with our gentle and more physical adjusting techniques. The style of each adjustment is tailored to each person- their medical history and their preferences. Some clients prefer not to be “cracked” (we don’t use that term as chiropractors- but we know people mean “manually adjusted”), so we do light touches and use the activator “clicker tool”- while still achieving the same great results as the techniques with more physicality involved. Bottom line- we work with YOU to find your comfort level.
CAN YOU HELP MY CHILDREN?
Dr. Alae helps lots of children, which makes their parents rave about their healthy child! Many times, parents report that their kids “play chiropractor” with their friends after they start seeing Dr. Alae because they enjoy it so much. Children respond incredibly well to chiropractic care for a wide variety of conditions, including scoliosis, sports/dance injuries, headaches and stress, ear infections, asthma, ADD and MORE! Schedule an appointment to have your child checked to see if we can help them.
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO COME?
That’s easy... come as often as you want to heal, feel great, defy age, and live pain-free! Because each individual is unique on every level, it’s difficult to know how many times you will need to be adjusted in order to reach each of your health goals. For practical purposes we can estimate your initial schedule, but that is subject to change according to your rate of progress and goals. We regularly re-evaluate you in the office to determine if you are still on the best care plan for you. One thing is for sure: YOUR goals and expectations will determine your care plan –frequency and duration.
WILL I FEEL BETTER AFTER GETTING ADJUSTED?
Your care is unique to YOU, and how your body heals and responds is also unique. Most people are very happy with the results of chiropractic care. Many of them feel relief from pain almost immediately after an adjustment. It is also possible that the pain may require several adjustments before it significantly fades. On occasion, people may experience a temporary increase in their symptoms before they start to get better. This is why we value feedback and work together to find the best treatment options for your body. No matter what course your recovery takes, you should also know that beyond the removal of your symptoms, chiropractic care offers an opportunity for much greater overall health, if you choose to use it for that purpose.
WILL CHIROPRACTIC CARE WILL BE EXPENSIVE?
That depends on how you define “expensive”. You are always in control of your finances. Is it going to require more of your money than an over-the-counter or prescription drug? Probably so. Is it as expensive as surgery or a life surrendered to drugs and their side effects? NO! Considering the benefits, the experience at this office, the all inclusiveness of our services, and the cost of providing you with the best health care, our fees are very reasonably priced. Ask us for details! Investing in your health is of priceless value because without your health, not much else matters. When you’re unhealthy you can’t work; your relationships suffer; you miss out on life’s golden opportunities; and you’re robbed of fully experiencing this world.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET ADJUSTED?
Even the busiest practice members commit to making chiropractic care a priority in their lives and find the benefits well worth their time. Your adjustment may take between five and ten minutes. That’s it! If however, you want to schedule extra time, one-on-one to talk about a particular issue, just ask and we will schedule appropriately.
WHAT IF I FEEL FINE? DO I NEED TO KEEP COMING BACK?
That is always up to you. The truth is that those who stop care when they are “feeling fine” often return later with the same problem, only it’s sometimes worse. On the other hand, those that commit to regular care find their problem rarely returns: as well, they enjoy a higher quality of life and health. If regular chiropractic care keeps you “feeling fine”, why would you choose to stop doing what’s working for you? It’s kind of like this: if your teeth feel fine, do you stop brushing them?
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer the most personalized supportive chiropractic care possible by offering state-of-art chiropractic care, Therapeutic massage, exercise and nutrition program, health & wellness education programs and much more. A true Health Chiropractic creates a true community of patients who care about their health and the well-being of those around them.