An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Your Initial Visit
Please allow approximately 60 minutes for your initial visit to Carey Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. There are essentially 6 components to the visit.
Your First Adjustment
Dr. Carey will apply his hands to the area of your spine to be treated in such a way as to mobilize your joints. Commonly, a short impulse of pressure is applied to the joint and this may produce an audible pop or click over the joint. If you are apprehensive about this treatment procedure discuss this with Dr. Carey at the time of your initial treatment. Most patients are apprehensive about their first spinal adjustment only because they don't know what to expect or are fearful of a worsening of their pain with the procedure. Rest assured Dr. Carey has 26 years of experience and will walk you through the process. We cater to cowards.
The goal of the spinal adjustment includes the following:
World renowned researcher of spinal pain (Karl Lewitt MD, PHD and head of Neurology at Charles University) has determined that joint dysfunctionis the key reflex associated with spinal pain. Thus, assessing and treating joint dysfunction is the first line of treatment.