Absolutely! I know you hear a lot of claims about CBD, but the following are the only
confirmed benefits: reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and improved relaxation/sleep. CBD is
a great addition to Chiropractic care, because it helps to calm the nerves and remove
inflammation. Chiropractic adjustments help to take pressure off nerves, which calms them
down over time and helps to reduce pain. CBD helps to accelerate that process and help you to
feel better a little quicker. You have to be careful about the CBD you take, however, because a
lot of the products out there were found to have either no CBD in them or higher than average
levels of THC. The product we carry is one we strongly believe in, and is tested by a third party.-- Dr. Christopher Ernst
Yes! It’s perfectly fine to get adjusted 2 or 3 days in a row, especially in the beginning of your
treatment. As long as you aren’t getting adjusted 5 days a week for multiple weeks, it won’t
have any negative effects on you. Over-adjusting can lead to overstretching of your joints,
which can lead to degeneration in the future. This is one of the reasons why Chiropractors
reduce the amount of visits per week as you progress through your treatment plan.-- Dr. Christopher Ernst
Yes! Chiropractic care is good at keeping joints moving as normally as possible. When
someone has a scoliosis, their joints are not lined up the way they are supposed to be, which
causes them to move abnormally. This can cause the joints to wear out faster than normal. With
Chiropractic care, the joints move closer to normal, and it minimizes the extra wear and tear on
the joints you would normally see with a scoliosis. While Chiropractic care will not FIX a
scoliosis, it will help to manage the pain and stiffness associated with a scoliosis and reduce the
progression of the curve that can come from joint degeneration.-- Dr. Christopher Ernst
Of course! We can treat people during all stages of pregnancy. It’s a great way to reduce the
back and hip pain commonly associated with pregnancy without any medications. There are
actually studies that show regular chiropractic care during pregnancy reduces the amount of time
spent in labor by a few hours, because the pelvis will be better aligned from the chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way for pregnant patients to feel and move better. -- Dr. Christopher Ernst
No two people are going to agree on the best pillow, but there are some basic rules you can
follow if you want to minimize neck and upper back pain while sleeping. If you are a side
sleeper, you want a pillow that is on the ticker side that offers enough support to keep your neck
in a neutral position. Too soft and your neck bends down towards the pillow, but if it’s too thick
your neck will bend up towards the ceiling all night. If you are a back sleeper, you want a pillow
on the softer side that allows your head to sink into the pillow so that it can support the natural
curve in your neck. For you stomach sleepers, a thin but supportive pillow will do the best job
keeping your neck and upper back out of pain. -- Dr. Christopher Ernst
You don’t HAVE to keep going once you feel better, but maintenance care helps you feel better for
longer. Think of it like going to the Dentist. Once you go to the Dentist do you have to keep going
forever? No, but going for cleanings and maintenance for your teeth can help prevent cavities or catch
them early enough that they can be treated more easily. When you come in for maintenance care at
the Chiropractor, pinched nerves or other conditions can be caught and treated before they become a
more serious/chronic problem. -- Dr. Christopher Ernst
Yes! When a person cracks their own back/neck, they are just moving the joints that are already
moving. When you continue to do that over and over, the joints become hypermobile (move too
much) and make you more prone to joint pain, ligament injuries, and joint degeneration. When
a chiropractor adjusts a joint, we target the joints that aren’t moving how they’re supposed to or
are stuck out of position. When we adjust those stuck joints, we do so without the same risks of
injury or hypermobility. -- Dr. Christopher Ernst
Yes! No matter how minor the car accident may seem, they are all traumatic on your body. The forces of the accident are enough to pull joints out of position and cause tight muscles to keep them out of position. By receiving an adjustment, we can get the joints moving again and loosen up the muscles. Once everything is moving the way it’s supposed to, the body has an easier time healing. And for any injury, the sooner it’s treated the better. Chronic pain is much more difficult to get rid of than acute (new) pain. -- Dr. Christopher Ernst
Chiropractic is concerned with human health and disease processes. Doctors of chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an
integrated being and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal,
neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system,
all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to
better health is to locate and remove interferences (Subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved
spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may
be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and
a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!
A Chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is Subluxated, “locked
up,” or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous
system, improving spinal function and overall health. Studies have shown that gentle, specific spinal adjustments boost your
body’s immunity also! What an added bonus this is!
Village Family Clinic will offer treatments of chiropractic adjustments, low force adjustments, hot and cold pack therapies, low
volt muscle stimulation, exercise, rehabilitation, and nutritional advice. Therapeutic massage and Lamaze classes will also
be offered. See Services page for further explanation.
People do get addicted to feeling better than they have in a long, long time. Will you be going to a dentist, or your medical doctor
or optometrist the rest of your life? How long should you exercise or eat right? These are just healthy lifestyle choices.
Many people recognize the value of having a nervous system free of interference and choose regular adjustments to keep it that
We are doing something physical to change your body physically. Two things are required for that: enough frequency over a long
enough time, just like getting in shape to run a marathon. It doesn’t matter how out of shape you are. If you work out
frequently enough over a long enough period of time you can get into shape to run a marathon.
Our schooling is the same as medical schools. (See Table 1). The difference is our philosophy. M.D.’s have two ways to treat:
drugs and surgery. Their philosophy is that healing comes from the outside. This pill will make you better, or I’ll remove
this body part to make you better. Our philosophy is that healing comes from the inside and our bodies are self healing as
long as there is no interference and we give it the right ingredients for health (nutrition and exercise). We remove the interference
to the controlling system. The nervous system.
There are many techniques in chiropractic. One technique in which I specialize uses an adjusting instrument that gently taps to
get the bone off of the nerve. Sometimes people go through retracing, which can be uncomfortable but is a wonderful sign because
it is the body getting rid of old traumas from the past, allowing for a more complete healing.
Do they have a spine and a nervous system? One of the biggest traumas we ever go through is being born. Have you ever seen a child
learn to walk? They will fall 30 times a day. Children respond to chiropractic care so much faster than adults. They haven’t
had the years and years of physical, emotional, chemical stress and traumas that we have accumulated as adults.
There is a big difference between cracking your own back and having a specific spinal adjustment. When someone feels the need to
crack their own spine it is a sign that things aren’t working right. When you crack your back, if you don’t mess
it up, it will generally feel better but main subluxations (misalignments) can’t be gotten yourself. So a few hours later
you feel the need to do it again. All this self cracking creates looseness in the joints that can lead to degeneration. The
main subluxations will still be there, creating havoc with your nervous system.
In simplest terms, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (Vertebrae) move out of normal position and create
pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes a change in the signals (or nerve
energy) traveling over those nerves. Therefore, the area where the signal ends up will not function the way the brain intends.
Well, if a nervous system is pinched and it goes to your stomach, your stomach will decrease its function by as much as 60%. So
if your stomach doesn’t digest your food as it should, it could lead to ulcers or acid reflux.
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity-you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic
spinal check-ups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be
sure you don’t. An occasional spinal check-up is always a good idea.
Chiropractors treats a wide array of patients, including those with lower back pain; neck pain; headaches; sciatica; shoulder and
knee problems; whiplash; carpal tunnel; dysmenorrheal; ulcers, migraine headaches; ear infections; and pregnancy related pains.
In reality, everyone should see a chiropractor! Most people spend time maintaining their cars with oil, and work, but fail
to maintain their body! Chiropractic is for everyone in pain, But also for anyone who wants a healthy spine!
No, during your initial examination, in order to see your spine, we will commonly have patients wear a modesty gown, it opens only
in the back, and women can leave their bra and pants on, men can leave their pants on. Some conditions due not need a gown
during their examinations
Compared to what? Braces for the teeth – $4,000-$6,000, M.R.I. for the full spine, – $1,800-$2,400, Lasik Eye Surgery
– $3,500-$5,000, Breast Augmentation – $4,000-$10,000, Dental Implants – $1,250-$3000 per tooth, Year supply
of Claritin – $1,200, Year supply of Cholesterol lowering drugs – $1,500 (without doctor visits), 6-12 month Chiropractic
care plan – $1,800-$3,600 (plus the savings of getting off of medications), What is the value of having your brain communicate
properly with the rest of your body? Chiropractic has actually been shown to be the most affordable type of treatment for many
common conditions. Including Headaches, studied at Duke University, it was more cost effective than medications, acupuncture
and even physical therapy. Many studies have show it is the least expensive treatment for low back pain. At our office we have
affordable payment options for anyone. We accept all insurance and offer interest free financing!
Studies show that there is very little risk with the chiropractic adjustment and virtually none with the adjustment instrument.
Statistically, it is more of a risk to take 2 Advil a day for 2 weeks than to get adjusted. A look at malpractice insurance
premium costs says it all; M.D. costs $22,000 – $175,000 per year while Chiropractic malpractice insurance premium costs
are $1,500 – $3,000 for the same liability limits. The risk of aspirin causing a sudden bleed and death is about 1 in
3 million. So, every time you take an aspirin pill, there is a 1 in 3 million chance it will kill you. The risk of any side
effect of chiropractic treatment, most commonly being soreness, is about 1 in 3 million. So, going to the chiropractor is actually
safer than taking aspirin!