We’ve all heard the stories about how chiropractors “crack your back” to put your spine back in alignment — but the truth is chiropractic adjustments merely help guide the body — which puts itself back in alignment. That’s right, it’s your own body that actually does the healing!
As a practitioner of chiropractic for over 20 years Dr. Spencer knows just the right places where your body might need a little assistance. Sometimes it just takes a little nudge and sometimes it’s deep tissue pressure that’s needed. Either way, it’s best not to chance making your own adjustments by intentionally trying to “crack your back or neck” yourself as you could aggravate the situation by pushing yourself further out of alignment, or create an instability (too much movement).
Another story you might have heard is once you start seeing a chiropractor you will need to keep seeing a chiropractor. Well, there is a bit of truth in that. You will come to know when your body is going out of alignment and want to come in for an adjustment before you start to hurt.
As a reassurance you should know that you won’t be seen any more than your body requires. For some people, a maintenance plan might be monthly visits, for others every few months, a few times a year or annual.
At Spencer Chiropractic, if all you need is a simple adjustment, that’s all you will get. You aren’t going to be sold into a care package you really don’t need!