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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Asheville patients have asked…

Is it okay to adjust myself?

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You cannot effectively adjust yourself. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself. It is possible to turn or bend or twist a certain way to create a “popping sound” like the sound that accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable area of the spine more unsteady.

The best way to enjoy the healthful benefits of chiropractic is to receive an adjustment from Asheville chiropractor, Dr. Terri. Even Asheville chiropractors must seek out the service of another one of their fellow chiropractors in Asheville, NC to restore and maintain proper spinal function.

How did I get a subluxation?

Accidents or injuries are the most common culprit. These don’t have to be major accidents, children falling down, high-school sports and mis-stepping while walking are all micro-traumas that contribute to misalignments in your spine. These misalignments, or subluxations, can cause enough of an imbalance that over time if left untreated can contribute to wear and tear of the spine. In time, degeneration of the spine and adjacent skeletal structures will occur.

What conditions do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

What are common symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash is a frequent auto injury, but can also be caused by sports or even a simple fall.  Common symptoms include: neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches and more.  If you have been in an auto accident or experience any of these symptoms, we can help.  Dr. Terri is your “Asheville whiplash chiropractor” with years of experience treating patients suffering from whiplash.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Adjustment of a joint may result in release of a gas bubble between the joints that makes a popping sound – it’s really the same as when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint that results in gas bubbles being released.

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