When I go out of alignment, I have a simple adjustment (no popping or crunching) and I am back in business.

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How soon will I feel better?

If your symptoms are a direct result of your spinal misalignment, you will experience some relief immediately after your first correction. Recovery from the long-term effects of your spinal misalignment, however, takes about one month for each year the spine has been misaligned. Pain is usually relieved almost immediately and it completely disappears as you recover. Conditions recover at different intervals. For example, allergies will improve immediately, but require 4 seasons to be resolved. Irregular and painful menstrual cycles in women usually require 3 cycles to normalize.

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Is chiropractic care addictive?

No, but it is possible to get used to feeling more balanced, less stressed and more energetic as a result of regular chiropractic care.

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Why do you use X-rays in your practice?

We take X-rays to reveal the alignment of your spine. We are also concerned about underlying disease processes such as degenerative disc and joint disease, arthritis, disc disorders, tumors, congenital anomalies, bone spurs, and spinal curvature. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting your spine back to a normally aligned position. Our NUCCA Doctors are often dealing with misalignments as small as ¾ of a degree and it is imperative that they use X-rays to calculate your correct vector (know exactly how to adjust you) to restore your body’s neural integrity so you will begin the healing process.

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Aren’t X-rays really bad for you?

All radiation is bad for you but do you choose to not get on an airplane or talk on your mobile phone because you are exposed to radiation? Consider this; A millirem is an extremely tiny amount of energy absorbed by tissues in the body and it is how radiation is measured. A round-trip flight from Los Angeles to New York on a commercial airline exposes each passenger to 2.5 millirem of radiation. A NUCCA x-ray series (three views) is .22 millirem, which means you would have to take more than ten sets of NUCCA x-rays to equal just one round-trip flight!

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Will someone benefit from a spinal correction if they have no pain or problems?

Many people have their spinal misalignment for years before the pain develops. It is easier to prevent problems later on by correcting the misalignment before pain develops.

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Are all chiropractors the same?

No. There are over 300 different chiropractic techniques used to correct spinal misalignments. NUCCA is one of those techniques. One of the main differences between NUCCA chiropractic care and the most familiar form of chiropractic is that there is no twisting, cracking or popping of the spine during a NUCCA spinal correction. The specific before and after X-rays and the vectored X-ray analysis are also unique to NUCCA.

Remember that 50% of all Doctors graduate at the bottom of their class. At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we put our Doctor’s through a rigorous hiring process, resulting in the best possible care for you.

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What education do NUCCA Chiropractors have?

To be a Chiropractor, graduates, on top of College, must pass National Board Examinations. In addition, NUCCA Doctors also study the NUCCA procedure and attend training seminars to continually provide the latest and best care to their patients. Today’s Chiropractors are very well educated, even compared to Medical Doctors.

Classroom Hours
Classroom Hours
Anatomy 540 508
Physiology 240 326
Pathology 360 401
Chemistry 165 325
Microbiology 120 114
Diagnosis 630 324
Neurology 320 112
X-Ray 360 148
Psychiatry 60 144
Obstetrics 60 148
Orthopedics 210 156
Total Hours 3,065 2,706

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Can you help a person who has had back surgery? Can back surgery sometimes be prevented?

Absolutely! Many of the patients we care for have come to us to prevent spinal surgery. We also have many patients who have already had surgery, but still have their original symptoms, or new ones. We are not opposed to surgery when necessary, but many times it can be avoided by correcting the spinal misalignment. Our procedure is safe even if you have had laminectomies, fused vertebrae, or disc removal. We have a very conservative approach to spine and spine-related problems. Drug therapy only masks symptoms, allowing the problem to worsen. Anything that cannot recover completely may require rehabilitation. Surgery becomes necessary for anything that cannot recover or be rehabilitated.

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Is keeping my spine corrected all I need to do to stay healthy and well?

It is not the only thing you need to do but it is certainly a large part of staying healthy and well. Good nutrition, exercise, rest, an aligned spine, psychological, spiritual and emotional wellness: All of these combined are necessary for optimal health and well-being.

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Do children benefit from chiropractic care?

For sure! The best time to have your spine corrected is right after it happens. For a lot of us, injuries happen when we are little. Children suffer from traumatic injuries and experience neurological symptoms that may indicate their spine is misaligned (ear infections, bradycardia, asthma, allergies). Bring in your child for a free spinal evaluation. Help them grow into happy, healthy adults.

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