Here are some frequently asked questions, click the question to view the answer.

Chiropractic works because we are a self-healing organism controlled and regulated by our nervous systems.  Millions of instructions flow from our brain thru our spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue.  Signals sent back to the brain confirm whether our body is working as it should.  Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine may interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nearby nerves and the tissues they control.  Precise chiropractic adjustments are intended to improve mind/body communications.  Health- energy & vitality often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.

Yes! Your whole body is typically addressed on each visit, instead of focusing on one local area, because there might actually be a problem with an adjacent section that feels fine to you. Treating your whole body ensures you have the best chance of getting relief faster and for longer.

Again, yes!  As your practitioner, I will always dedicate 100% of your treatment to YOU and YOU only.

Your health should be noticeably improving with treatments, not reliant on treatments. I focus on helping you achieve long term relief as quickly as possible. It’s better for your health and your bank account. Recognizing that everyone is different, there are numerous treatment techniques that can be used to treat a condition. One technique may be very effective on one patient, but not for you. It is of primary importance of me to notice when something is working and when it’s not, both within your treatment and also between treatments. If a particular treatments is not appearing to benefit you, I will recommend an alternate course of action. I want you to get pain free as quickly as possible.

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is self-healing. All body functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord and the nerves of your body. If the cause of your condition is due to an irritation or pressure on a nerve, Chiropractors are the ONLY doctors trained to remove this nerve pressure. Since the problem commonly occurs in the spine, Chiropractic physicians have been mistaken as ‘back doctors’.

There is no denying that every profession has bad apples. For this reason I do telephone consultations at no cost.  No doctor can guarantee results, but I can (and I DO) guarantee that you’ll be absolutely delighted with my outstanding service to you!

The good news is you’ll come in for the fewest visits possible to correct the initial problem. People often confuse maintenance care with the care that is required in correcting a problem. The treatment seems similar, however, maintenance care is optional (like changing your car’s oil). My patients/clients are always given the options and consequences and asked to make their own decision on what care they desire. Like dental checkups, once patients experience the value of chiropractic and/or therapeutic bodywork, many choose to continue. You’re ALWAYS the boss!

Chiropractors must complete a minimum of four years of full-time pre-medicine/dentistry university courses. Once enrolled in chiropractic school a further four years of intensive study emphasizing anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, body-mechanics, x-ray, spinal adjusting techniques and many other related subjects. To graduate with Doctor of Chiropractic degree, the candidate must pass the demanding Board Examinations followed by a licensing examination before being granted the privilege to practice Chiropractic.

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific low-force thrust in a precise direction applied to a bone that is subluxated, “stuck,” or not moving properly. This “adjustment” adds motion to the spinal joints helping the bone gradually return to more normal motion and more normal position. By doing this the adjustment releases tension or stress from the neighboring spinal nerves and spinal cord, leading to relief, improved nerve function and improved health.

No. I do evaluate each patient’s unique spinal problem and develop an individual care program. My resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience. There are numerous techniques or types of spinal adjustments, and effective methods of addressing soft tissue restrictions. At Stability Wisdom, I tailor the type of adjustments and soft tissue work given to suit each individual.

In a word, no. Spinal adjustments restore the normal, healthy motion and position that each spinal segment requires. Because spinal adjustments, delivered by a trained chiropractic doctor, do not injure or weaken the muscular and ligamentous structures of the spine they do not cause any weakening or “loosening” of the spine. In order for the spine to be strong and able to withstand the various forces and stresses of daily life the spinal bones must be in normal alignment and have their normal amount of movement. Spinal adjustments do just that.

Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in the specific direction, to a specific spinal bone, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound, like the sound that often accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint “manipulation” is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable area of the spine even more unsteady. This is also true for well-meaning friends or family members who are “chiropractor wanna-be’s”. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs! Chiropractors themselves seek out the services of their colleagues to maintain their spinal health.

In the words of the “Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry” of the New Zealand Government, Chiropractic care is remarkably safe. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. Please refer also to the Chiropractic section of this website for more information.

Since significant spinal trauma can occur during the birth process many parents have their newborns checked for spinal nerve stress (subluxations.) Later, learning to walk, or ride a bicycle, and many other childhood activities can cause spinal problems. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” can often be traced to spinal problems. Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and seem much healthier than other children. Chiropractic for children can help to avoid many other health complaints seen later in adulthood.

Most certainly. While there are various types of arthritis, the most common type occurring in the spine is called osteoarthritis. With few exceptions people with degenerative osteoarthritis find chiropractic adjustments a great help in relieving their symptoms and improving their overall body movement.

Yes!  Therapeutic body work is similar to massage therapy, but more problem focused, and intent on achieving a more specific goal or effect.  It is often used with or without adjusting to benefit the recipient.

Yes. I have cared for numerous patients who have had various types of spinal surgeries with good results. It’s an unfortunate fact that half of those who have spinal surgery discover a return of their original problems months or years later. This all too-common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic can often help avoid repeated operations.

In the majority of cases, yes. In fact, a broken bone forms a callus or bone scar when it heals that is stronger than the rest of the bone. People who have had broken bones in particular need chiropractic check-ups because accidents usually cause spinal subluxations and also myofascial adhesions.

Most people that have their first heart attack had no idea they had a problem before. In the same way symptoms or the lack thereof are not a good way to judge one’s health. Pain and other symptoms often show up only after years of body malfunction. Most people maintain their automobiles much better than they do their own bodies. Chiropractic is a preventative proactive type of health care. And a session of therapeutic bodywork can restore energy and vitality!

  • Meditation or yoga
  • Outdoor time
  • Snuggling a pet
  • Listening to relaxing music
  • Deep breathing
  • Drinking green tea
  • Keep a gratitude journal

  • Creating a sleep routine, including having a regular schedule
  • Limiting alcohol and caffeine in the afternoon/evening
  • Choosing de-stressing activities before bed
  • Setting an appropriate room temperature for sleep
  • Making the room dark
  • Keeping the room quiet
  • Waking up appropriately, with light exposure and soft noise

  • Eat protein and vegetables at every meal.
  • Include healthy fats at most meals, or take a fish oil supplement.
  • Eat a small amount of carbs post-workout only.
  • Limit carbs at all other meals, and limit your consumption of grains.
  • Exercise intensely 4-5 times per week; 10 – 12 minutes when done correctly, is enough! (Ask me how!)
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water daily.


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