What does a chiropractic adjustment consist of?
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose the normal position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, chiropractic adjustments may be recommended to help this condition.
What are the sounds I am hearing (cracking or popping)?
This noise does not come from your bones; it comes from the release of gas when two joints in your body are separated. This action is very similar to the sound you hear when you crack your knuckles or scrunch up your toes when you’re stretching. Dr. Koh is also trained in other specialized techniques where no popping or cracking is heard or felt.
What is an Activator?
An Activator is a specialized chiropractic treatment device. It uses low force to treat problems in your spine and is excellent for those patients who prefer a more gentle type of treatment.
Will I need x rays?
Just as a dentist or doctor routinely uses an x-ray to show any irregularities in bone structure, Chiropractors may need to take an x-ray of your spine to fully understand your unique spinal structure.
X-rays enable Chiropractors to rule out serious pathology, and study your case in order to decide upon the most effective course of care.
X-Rays will only be performed if absolutely necessary, usually in cases involving trauma or injury.
How long does it take to heal?
Each patient’s healing process depends on the extent of their injury, past medical history and if he/she follows the instructions given by the doctor on the best route to achieving optimal Chiropractic health. If the above are followed, most patients are surprised at how much their pain or discomfort has subsided in such a short time!
Do I have to continue with chiropractic care for the rest of my life?
No. Dr. Koh will work with each individual patient to determine his or her concerns, and what an appropriate health plan will consist of. Suggestions will be made based upon the framework of what each patient is seeking but the patient always has the right to choose. We will always respect your decision.
Must I do stretches and exercises?
Providing patients with the tools for self management is an important part of what we do at our clinic. Rest assured that any stretches and exercises prescribed are safe for your condition. Once we have helped you return to optimum health, exercises have an important role to play in maintaining your vitality.
Must my practitioner refer me?
No. Chiropractors are portal of entry health care providers. Anyone may come in for a consultation and initial examination.
Are there any risks of seeing a Chiropractor?
Dr. Koh will perform an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic adjustments and Activator methods in terms of patient safety and likelihood of success. He will provide personalized treatment according to your individual condition.
If you are not a good candidate for chiropractic care, Dr. Koh will be sure to refer you to the appropriate health care provider.