FAQs

What is Chiropractic?

The word "chiropractic" derived its name from the Greek words meaning "done by hand". Chiropractic is a conservative approach to health restoration, maintenance, and disease resistance. As a natural health-care method, chiropractic, by choice, does not utilize drugs or surgical procedures. While chiropractic recognizes that drugs and surgery may be necessary at times, it also understands their limitations and risks. Therefore, chiropractic takes a non-invasive approach to illness 1.

What is an Adjustment?

An adjustment is the specific manipulation of vertebrae which have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function properly. Unless corrected through manipulation ("adjustment"), such abnormal spinal function may negatively impact nerve activity1.

What is Chiropractic Maintenance?

Maintenance therapy is defined as a treatment plan that seeks to prevent disease, promotes health, and prolong and enhance the quality of life; or therapy that is performed to maintain or prevent deterioration of a chronic condition2. The frequency of chiropractic maintenance visits is determined by you and the chiropractic physician.

In many cases, you might not even realize your spine is misaligned, because you may not be experiencing pain. But misalignments can lead to a gradual deterioration of your health and well-being. This is where your Chiropractor can help. By correcting spinal mis-alignments and removing the interference in your nervous system, your Chiropractor can help your body function more efficiently on all levels. And while pain often motivates people to seek the help of a Chiropractor, you do not have to be in pain or discomfort to benefit from Chiropractic adjustments. In fact, ongoing chiropractic care may promote your body's ability to heal itself and may lead to decreased incidences of certain ailments and injuries, while helping you reach and maintain your optimal health goals.

At The Joint, our mission is to help improve the quality of life through affordable and convenient chiropractic care.

1 Arizona Association of Chiropractic (www.azchiropractic.org/)

2 Medicare Benefits Manual (www.cms.gov/manuals/downloads/bp102c15.pdf)