Frequently Asked Questions

A misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebra in the spinal column which causes alteration of function and interface to the transmission of mental impulses, resulting in a lessening of the body’s innate ability to express its maximum health potential.

Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their symptoms during pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.

Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.

In addition, at Davenport Family Chiropractic Dr. Jeff utilizes the ProAdjuster: an extremely technologically advanced form of instrument adjusting that uses a very light force and computer technology to deliver a safe, comfortable and effective adjustment.

The process of chiropractic adjustment is a safe, effective  procedure which is performed nearly one million times every working day in the United States.

Chiropractic care is neither  harmful or dangerous. Chiropractic care is non-invasive; therefore, the body’s response to chiropractic care is far more predictable than its reactions to drug treatments or surgical procedures. Of the nearly one million adjustments given every day in this country, complications are exceedingly rare. Perhaps the best summary statement on the subject of safety was published in 1979 by the Government of New Zealand which established a special commission to study chiropractic. They found:

“The conspicuous lack of evidence that chiropractors cause harm or allow harm to occur through neglect of medical referral can be taken to mean only one thing: that chiropractors have on the whole an impressive safety record.”

To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete a 4 year undergraduate degree, extensive undergraduate prerequisites and 4 years of post graduate-level instruction in addition to an externship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider. For a thorough discussion of the requirements of a chiropractic physician check out this page.

An adjustment is the specific application of forces to facilitate the body’s correction of vertebral subluxation. Our chiropractic method of correction is by specific adjustment of the spine.