Frequently Asked Questions
Can I adjust myself?
No. This is dangerous. Chiropractic adjustments need to be performed by a skilled professional. People who adjust themselves make themselves hypermoble and they become worse over time. You should never adjust yourself.
Can other types of professionals also perform adjustments?
Yes. Some osteopaths (DOs) perform these techniques (but this is rare these days). However, Chiropractors perform 95% of all adjustments in the world. Be careful of physical therapists, massage therapists, or “healers” who make similar claims but do not have the credentials, qualifications, and experience of a chiropractor.
What types of conditions do chiropractors use adjustments for?
Chiropractic adjustments (a precise method of restoring proper movement) are very useful in correcting:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, chest, abdomen, hips, legs, feet
- Certain types of headaches
- Injuries and trauma to the body such as whiplash
- Leg pain and nerve disorders
- Sports injuries and most muscular skeletal injuries such as tennis elbow, strained muscles, and sprained joints and ligaments
- Bursitis and Tendonitis (conditions involving inflammation of soft tissues)
- Repetitive strain disorders such as carpal tunnel
- Fibromyalgia (chronic muscle pain and stiffness)
What if I need surgery?
Dr. Cady believes and emphasizes that the first response in most illnesses and injuries should be conservative care. However, Dr. Cady is also trained to recognize when an injury is outside of his scope of practice and will refer patients to the appropriate medical specialist if necessary.