Paris Chiropractic Center
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Frequently Asked Questions
During physical adjustments, chiropractors stretch real quickly the joint they are trying to unblock. This quickly decreases the pressure (tension) in the joint, which in turn, creates a small gas bubble that bursts to become liquid again. We often compare this phenomenon with the opening of a soda can: depressurization creates a noise. It is by no means a bone that cracks. Also, when done by a duly trained chiropractor, adjustments are completely without risk. We recommend that you do not try to reproduce the movements of chiropractors at home as they’ve spent 6 years learning how to do it safely.
Chiropractic adjustments are extremely low risk and present inversely proportional benefits. Your chiropractor will present to you the benefits and risks of the interventions before starting your care plan, especially before any intervention that is out of the ordinary.
A chiropractic subluxation is an abnormal functioning that no longer facilitates the optimal transmission of health information in the person.
We commonly refer to chiropractic subluxations as the abnormal functioning of a joint (most often vertebrae). This has an impact on the neurological patterns linked to this joint. While appearing benign, subluxations can cause many functional disorders, whether locally or remotely, on all types of structures (bones, joints, muscles, organs) through the nervous system or load transfer.
A chiropractic adjustment is a movement performed by the chiropractor. As the name suggests, its aim is to normalize a function that has been altered. Most of the time, physical adjustments are quick, precise and painless movements at the level of a joint. This stimulates the central nervous system (especially the cerebellum) allowing the body to heal itself more efficiently. There are many types of adjustments depending on the health issue. Your chiropractor will always warn you if feeling pain is unavoidable during the treatment. Patients can refuse any action suggested by their chiropractor, at any time. In order to maximize its effects, it is essential that the adjustment be a joint action between the patient who accepts and relaxes during the treatment and the practitioner who performs the adjustment.
Just as health is built and maintained day after day, we recommend following long-term treatment plans in order to optimize your health throughout your life. Most patients find that their ideal rate is one visit per month after the initial care phase. This helps maintain the spine, body and nervous system as physical, chemical and emotional stress builds up. It’s important to view health as daily training that takes into account physical parameters (work posture, exercise, chiropractic care), chemical parameters (nutrition, hydration, breathing, etc.) and emotional parameters. Given today’s lifestyle, it hard to imagine that our bodies are able to respond to the demands without sooner or later developing health problems.
Chiropractors receive an education similar to general practitioners, but with more hours of anatomy, biomechanics, neurology and techniques, and less emphasis on pharmacology. The course, lasts 5 years in France, representing 5500 hours of mainly scientific lessons. A period of 15 months of office and hospital internships allows future chiropractors to be faced with the reality of the field and acquire the necessary experience to practice this profession.
The majority of health insurances partially cover chiropractic sessions. This varies depending on the insurance & the plan you’ve chosen. Ask your health insurance company directly to learn to what extent you are covered.
Chiropractic care is safe for all ages, including children and newborns, and is extremely beneficial for them. A child’s body reacts better and faster to adjustments than an adult’s, for multiple reasons (flexibility, energy, alertness, faster learning…). Growth is also the best time to adopt proper posture habits and to the body’s development so that it is closer to its optimal state. Finally, the techniques used in children, are always adapted to the child’s age and physical characteristics. This not only allows us to make physical improvements but also plays a role in the quality of the child’s learning and concentration abilities (improvement of dys- and attention disorders, better concentration, etc.). So it’s the best time to start regular chiropractic care.
Most often, people initially visit us after experiencing pain (for example back, cervical and joint pain, sciaticas, headaches, etc.). However, in our practice, we believe that health should also be proactive! Therefore, we prefer to treat the person holistically to ensure good health and mobility. Our goal is to allow enable people to be the best version of themselves.
During a visit, your chiropractor will assess your postural, joint and neurological state before correcting them (through adjustments). This can improve your health and your body’s functioning.
The nervous system coordinates all of the body’s functions and the spine ensures protection and mobility. By performing regular manual adjustments to the spine, chiropractors can restore and maintain optimal functioning of the nervous system.
Chiropractic is a natural health profession that focuses on the individual as a whole. This includes physical, chemical and emotional aspects. Chiropractic improves and maintains the proper functioning of the spine and nervous system to improve general health and well-being while avoiding unnecessary drugs and operations.