What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural and conservative healing art and science that concentrates on keeping people well. Doctors of chiropractic attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem rather than just treating the symptoms. They seek to maximize the natural strengths of the body and it's capacity to heal without the use of drugs or surgery. The primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction, and correction of spinal misalignments and nervous system dysfunction
Is it safe?
Yes, absolutely! Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health care. Under normal circumstances chiropractic care is painless and will not hurt. Chiropractors care for people of all ages, ranging from newborn infants to the elderly.
When should I go?
When you want to have all the benefits of a conservative, drugless approach to health care.
When you feel pain that won't go away, comes and goes, or is getting progressively worse. Listen to your body! Don't wait until it is too late!
When you want to know what is really causing your problem and are sick and tired of being told you "simply have to learn to live with it."
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is two or more vertebrae becoming 'locked' and losing their mobility. This causes the nerve passing between them to lose its strength and weaken its function.
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a very precise and accurate force used to restore the mobility to joints that have been subluxated.
How long do I have keep on seeing my Chiropractor?
Once the spinal problem has been corrected periodic check-ups may be recommended to prevent future problems and to optimise health. Since pain is a poor indicator of health, it is not a reliable barometer used to define how well we are.
What is the clicking sound I hear during an adjustment?
There are little sacs of fluid between the joints to allow for proper lubrication. During an adjustment, the pressure build-up in the joints give rise to the characteristic sound. Not to be confused with the sound when you 'crack' your own spine.
Why do children need to see a chiropractor?
Many adult problems often start during early childhood. With children's activities and growing stages, the spine undergoes tremendous movement and change making the possibilities of a subluxation quite high. Since the birth process is one of the most traumatic events a child will undergo, it helps to emphasise the importance of spinal checkups.
What is innate intelligence?
It is the life force which heals, controls and activates us. It is expressed through the nervous system. Subluxations interfere and restrict this energy force with the end result being sub-optimal health, and eventually symptoms.
If subluxations are so prevalent, why doesn't everybody hurt?
Pain is perceived differently by different people under different situations. The elements which cause pain are not as sensitive in all people and time can lapse before the threshold of pain is exceeded. That is why damage done to the spine, as in subluxations, can often be felt months or even years after the initial trigger.
Why Vitality Chiropractic?
We believe in and practice "Interactive Chiropractic Care." This type of care involves Dr. Chan and your family working closely together to gain the most benefit from chiropractic treatment. We want to give your family a head start in good health. We believe it is more important to prevent diseases than wait until pain or illness occurs. When you entrust Vitality Chiropractic with your family's health, you will experience chiropractic care at it's BEST!