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Frequently asked questions.

Explore the answers provided below to gain insights into our practice and how we can best serve your needs.

Why we do what we do at Kauri Chiropractic?

The Nervous system is essentially our bodies control system. Our health depends on an optimally functioning nervous system that is communicating properly with all of our bodily functions to maintain good health and thrive in our daily lives. A vertebral subluxation is an area in the spine that is causing interference to the messages being sent from the brain, down the spinal cord and throughout the nervous system. Subluxations are common and occur often due to the physical, chemical and emotional stress we experience in daily life compromising nerve flow. We adjust the spine to remove subluxations, helping to restore proper function, nerve flow, and establish brain-body communication.

Who should see a chiropractor?

Since we all experience physical, chemical, and emotional stress and trauma throughout our lives, everyone is suitable for Chiropractic care.

Why do I have to keep coming back and be consistent with appointments?

Healing takes time and repetition, in order to correct the underlying nerve dysfunction, we recommend regular chiropractic care over a period of time. We highly encourage people to maintain the health they have achieved and continue to prevent regression within their spine and nervous system.

Why am I sore after an adjustment?

Underlying nerve dysfunction may have been present for a long time already. The body will go through dramatic changes in the beginning of your healing process, and occasionally you may feel sore after an adjustment. This is like going to the gym for the first time in a long time, you will feel a little sore for a couple of days, and to develop progress over time you need to recover after a session and remain consistent.

What is the “crack”?

The sound you hear is not significant to the adjustment, just gas equalizing inside the joint just like when you crack your knuckles. It has nothing to do with the effect of an adjustment. We check whether the adjustment had a neurological significance and positive impact on any area that is causing nerve interference. Self -adjustments or “cracks” are NOT specific, are only a temporary relief, and worse they can weaken or immobilize joints.

Why are the visits so short?

The visits are efficient because it only takes a few minutes to check the spine for the nerve interference.  The most effective benefits from the Chiropractic Care are from regular check-ups, doing a little bit at a time, over a longer period. We would rather check you more often and regularly than seldom and infrequently, where it is actually wasting your time and money, and not adequately supporting your body or health. Your time is important to us, and we do not want to keep  you longer than necessary.

Kids & Chiropractic

Did you know interference to the nervous system for children often begins in the formative years if life? Symptoms at a young age are a sign of the body not working properly or coping well with stressors. Babies and kids see great improvements through Chiropractic Care with, or without presenting symptoms.

Why basing your health on feeling doesn’t make sense. “I feel fine so I’m good.”

Because we can’t feel the majority of how our bodies are working internally. With only 10% of our nervous system being sensory (pain and feeling), the rest is dedicated to control involuntary movement, postural control, and organ function, and these are all the things we cannot feel.