Yes, we can! Car accidents are very common today and that will likely be the case until we get those self-driving cars we keep hearing about! Our office is a phenomenal option to help you heal and get back to normal life ASAP. Whiplash studies show that impacts as low as five miles per hour can cause severe soft tissue damage. It’s important to get evaluated as quickly as possible after any accident to avoid a bigger problem down the road. We will also work with your attorney, or refer you to one of our partners if you think you have a case.
Following your first correction, the doctor will have the statistics he needs to estimate the length of care necessary. There are numerous factors related to your symptoms. Through decades of clinical research, there is a 42-day window after your initial correction when your spine adapts and heals the most. During this period, you will typically experience the greatest change related to symptoms. The main goal is to re-ignite the healing process and position you for long term healing. True healing takes place as you maintain ideal postural alignment.
We love to see and care for children and families. Many of our clients are parents and grandparents who had injuries early in life that were not properly addressed, monitored or corrected. Perhaps we can do more for our children? Considering this, birth may be the first major trauma! We want to remove any interference as early as possible to help you and your children live life to the fullest potential. The doctor’s children, and his many nieces and nephews, were checked immediately upon or soon after birth. They are healthy and strong!
Our office focuses the start of care on the upper cervical area of the spine/neck. It is important to understand that the rest of the spine moves and interacts based on the relationship between the head and the neck. That’s why we have such successful outcomes for a wide range of aches, pains and symptoms. That said, it is our mission to consider the entire person: mentally, emotionally, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to achieve the health you are capable of for an enriched vibrant life.
If you have insurances that cover chiropractic care, we will be pleased to give you an insurance receipt.
It is true that clients tend to receive more benefits as spinal alignment is maintained over time. Another way to consider this question is like education. Some people graduate high school, others have graduate-level degrees. Both paths can be successful, but the opportunities and benefits are different for each. The goal of care is to stabilize your spine and improve spinal balance so the body heals more effectively. When this occurs, the possibilities are infinite, just like continued education.
This truly preventive care is an option for anyone interested in optimizing the systems of their body, moving better and healing more effectively. Most people who initially come for care are suffering from pain or an ailment.
A chiropractic subluxation is a self-perpetuating, central segmental motor control problem that involves a joint, such as a vertebral motion segment, that is not moving appropriately, resulting in ongoing maladaptive neural plastic changes that interfere with the central nervous system’s ability to self-regulate, self-organize, adapt, repair and heal.” (The Rubicon Group, May 2017.)
The series of x-rays that are standard in this office are minimal in client radiation dose. The established threshold for an individual’s annual diagnostic exposure is not to exceed 5000 millirems. To put this in perspective, a CT scan is approximately 20% of the annual threshold, a mammogram is approximately 1.5%, and a typical upper cervical series x-ray is less than one half of one (< 1/2) percent of the annual threshold. We take every care to limit your exposure.
Only if a correction is necessary. We use specific measurements and analysis to determine your need for an adjustment or spinal correction. The goal of care is to balance and stabilize your spine so that fewer adjustments are required over time. If no adjustment/correction is needed this is a very positive sign!
At KiroSherbrooke, we recommend, after stabilization is achieved, that you come in for checkups quarterly or semiannually to ensure that your progress is secure.
It is a different experience for each person. People tend to have some soreness in the shoulders and back the next day as the body adapts to a more neutral position. Keep in mind, we are correcting a misaligned spine which may have been injured years prior and is compensating for this problem. We recommend that you take it easy and walk as much as possible after the first correction so your body can recalibrate and integrate the changes to your entire system. Clients have told us that everything from sleep to pain and energy levels have improved immediately after a correction. We provide a list of recommendations to take home and adhere to for the best long-term maintenance of your correction.
Our technique is very gentle and based on a mathematical calculation from your initial exam. We are appealing to people who are concerned with getting too much stimulation or input from heavy adjustments. Additionally, we are often referred by other chiropractors that are not getting the desired results or their people have had surgeries, or injuries that do not lend well to heavy manual adjustments. When change occurs in the body it isn’t always comfortable and people can be sore after the misaligned spine is corrected.
Why don’t you adjust me on the first visit?
Most doctors and clinicians agree that the cranio-cervical junction (head and neck) is the most complex joint interaction in the entire body. Because of this complexity, KiroSherbrooke uses the most precise and specific analysis available. This head and neck connection are very close to the brain stem, which is critical to vital functions, including digestion, sleep cycles, pain modulation, and control of involuntary postural muscles along the spine. It is critically important to get this correction as close to perfect as possible. With that in mind, we take the time to accurately define your plan and then have you back for the first correction.
Most people don’t even know they have a spinal misalignment until significant deterioration has occurred. We recommend being proactive with your health by minimizing unnecessary joint deterioration due to a misaligned spine. The assessments used at KiroSherbrooke ensure a preventive course of care whether you have pain and symptoms, or not.
Yes, AND it is important to know that the benefits go way beyond our backs and joints. KiroSherbrooke is committed to restoring posture and balance to the whole body. Spinal balance allows for more even distribution of weight on all joint surfaces. Resulting in pain relief, full range of motion and increased function. If you suffer from pain or any health-related condition, it is recommended that you come in for an assessment to determine if you are a candidate for care.
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