FAQS: Q&A with Dr. AJ Lababidi
IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
Yes. Chiropractic care is safe. A March 2004 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care is more effective than medical care at treating chronic low-back pain in patients who have experienced symptoms for one year or less. Similarly, a study published in the July 15, 2003, edition of the medical journal of Spine, found that manual manipulation provides better short-term relief of chronic spinal pain than a variety of medications.
HOW MANY ADJUSTMENTS DOES IT TAKE TO FIX ME?
Everyone is different and it will depend on their current condition to determine how many adjustments they need. It also depends on how your body responds to an adjustment. The rate of healing is different from person to person.
IS IT SAFE TO ADJUST A NEWBORN?
Even newborns have a spine, and experience neck pain or traumas (even micro-traumas) during their delivery. That trauma can cause chronic misalignment leading to colic, irregular sleeping, lack of appetite and excessive crying. Some of my smallest patients have the biggest responses to care!
DOES GETTING AN ADJUSTMENT HURT?
At Wellness Evolved Chiropractic the doctor uses the most gentle techniques to ensure a pain free surgery free experience.
WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION?
A subluxation is a misalignment of the bones in the spine causing irritation of the nerve or disc, which ultimately leads to pain or discomfort.
HOW DO YOU GET A SUBLUXATION?
Subluxations can happen from three primary sources: chemical, emotional, and physical. First, chemical is from food, drugs, and alcohol. Physical can be seen through car accidents, slip and fall, sports injury, and poor posture at work. And lastly, emotional is stress and fear.
DO CAR ACCIDENTS CAUSE SUBLUXATIONS?
Yes, car accidents can cause subluxations. A study out of Yale shows that when a vehicle is traveling less then 8 mph, the force absorbed by our bodies is greater than when we are involved in a high speed collision. Our bodies are also susceptible to whiplash injury from an auto accident.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractic adjustments help restore the proper position of the misaligned bones in the spine. By doing so, this takes pressure off of the nerves and discs and ultimately decreases pain and increases functionality.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH HEADACHES?
Yes, Chiropractic care does help with headaches as well as migraines. The cause of headaches can be from a number of factors. Some factors are chemical, physical, and emotional. By taking pressure off of the nerves at the base of your skull, this will dramatically help alleviate the pain associated with headaches.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
The best place to get chiropractic care is right here, at Wellness Evolved Chiropractic, with the best chiropractor in Chino Hills!