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I've never been to a chiropractor before. What is a typical visit like?
A Chiropractic adjustment usually involves a specific and quick thrust to the subluxated or stuck area that helps add motion to the spinal joints that aren't moving correctly. We also have low-force techniques where the special tables or advanced tools help us to move the joint in the correct direction.
What is Chiropractic? Is it safe?
Yes. There are many studies out there that conclude chiropractic adjustments to be "remarkably safe." By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care is non-invasive and works great with a variety of cases. Some statistics show that Chiropractic is 100 times safer than an over the counter pain reliever.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. We are a preferred provider with most major insurance networks.
Do you work on children?
Yes! Dr. Alvarez has her certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and some of her youngest patients are only a few days old. The spine of children and babies are not just "miniature adult spines" so they require gentle and specific care.
Do children need adjustments?
When the spine of a child or baby is misaligned, symptoms do not often present as pain, like in an adult. The first subluxation may have occurred at birth due to the birth process, any intrauterine constraint, or may have occurred as they developed. Think of how many times we fall while learning to sit, crawl, stand, walk, and while playing sports. Sometimes a sign of a subluxation in our children are unexplained crying, sleeplessness, poor appetite, ear aches, bed-wetting, etc. It is important to get their spines checked while they are young because long standing subluxations may develop into dis-ease or subsequent health problems that show up later on in their lives. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree
Can you adjust pregnant women?
Yes. Dr Alvarez received her certification to help her better assess the pediatric and pregnant patients. During pregnancy, there are several physiological and hormonal changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. When the pelvis is misaligned it may create back pain and postural imbalances, as well as reducing the amount of room available for the baby. The restriction is called uterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include; maintaining a healthier pregnancy, reducing time of labor and delivery, relieving back, neck, and joint pain, controlling nausea, and preventing a C-Section. Modified techniques are used for the pregnant woman to avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen