Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Care.

Below you'll find answers to questions that we often hear from new guests to Norris Place Chiropractic. If you don't the answers to your questions here, or on this website, please call us!


Chiropractic Facts, Questions & Answers, Niagara

I thought 'fixing bad backs' or 'relieving back pain' was what chiropractors did, so why am I reading so much about health?

Chiropractors do work primarily on the spinal column, however the impact beyond the spine is often profound. Many studies now suggest that the influence of a chiropractors work ripples out from the spinal column to the farthest reaches of the nervous system and, therefore, impacts the well-being of the body, mind and soul.

Because many people do not understand the intimate relationship, first between the spine and the nervous system, and secondly between the nervous system and all other systems in the body, they fail to realize the extent of the full body influence that both a poorly, and properly functioning nervous system can have.

So, while chiropractic can provide relief from back back, it really offers a much broader benefit.

What is the difference between going for a regular dental or medical checkup and seeing a chiropractor regularly?

Your dentist will likely have made you aware that regular dental care is important to your oral health. It's also 'common' knowledge that regular medical check-ups are helpful for lifelong health.

In the same way, a growing body of research suggests that you will benefit from regular 'spinal check-ups' and care. This is particularly important when you consider the number of stresses, such as gravity, physical jarring, etc., that are inherent parts of being alive, that your body experiences on a daily basis. All of these factors impact the health of your spinal column and nervous system, which in turn affect so much of your whole-body health.

With your drop-in policy, how long will I have to wait for my adjustment?

It can vary. Sometimes you’ll walk in and go directly to the adjusting bench. Other times, you may have to wait a few minutes… however, it’s very rare that you would have to wait for more than 15 minutes.

I’m not sure I feel comfortable being adjusted with other people around. Are there any other options?

Yes! In addition to our common area, we also have a separate room for people who prefer private adjustments

What is a 'subluxation'?

At Norris Place Chiropractic, spinal subluxation means a loss of normal spinal and nervous system function, as it relates to and impacts on other body systems like the immune system.

In simplest terms, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on or irritate spinal nerves, which come out from between the vertebrae. The subsequent pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the nervous system signals traveling to other parts of your body.


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