Chiropractic was first recognized in the 1890s, and it works by restoring the normal and healthy functioning of your central nervous system by adjusting the spine. The term "chiropractic" originates with the Greek words "chiro" and "praktikos," which mean "hand" and "practice."
Chiropractors are trained to evaluate the entire musculoskeletal and nervous systems which are highly related and co-dependent of each other. If one system has a disturbance it can affect the function of the other.
In our technology based world neck and back pain from improper posture is at an all time high. Text neck has become a widely discussed epidemic starting much earlier in life than any previous generation. Early degeneration due to this posture is causing more neck, shoulder, arm, upper back and low back problems. This can also lead to increased occurrences of headaches and migraines, and that is just in teenagers.
Dr. Parham also has specialized training in infant and pediatric assessment and adjusting, birth is very traumatic to the infant musculoskeletal and nervous systems, as well as treating pregnant women too! We have a specialized table and pillows to keep our moms-to-be as comfortable as possible during their treatments.
A Chiropractic adjustment is performed after a thorough examination of the patient's spine and nervous system. The Doctor of Chiropractic will find the vertebral segment of fixation or "subluxation" (this mean the vertebral joints are not moving in the optimum range, no bones are "out of place or joint"). They will take a contact on this joint and give a low amplitude/high velocity (light and quick) thrust to restore the bodies natural motion.
The popping or "cracking" noise sometimes heard during an adjustment is the release of fluid pressure in the joint, similar to when one pops their knuckles. It is the same principle as initially opening a bottle of Coke and getting the "pop" from the release of carbonated gas. It is not harmful and will not cause arthritis later in life.
Note: it does not indicate whether an adjustment "worked" or not. If there is not a large enough pressure build up in the joint the adjustment will not cause an audible sound. Similar to the Coke, once it's been opened it does not repeatedly make noise every time you open the cap.
We currently do not accept insurance, aside from Medicare, of which we do not accept assignment. We can provide you with a SuperBill of your services received and you may submit this to your insurance for possible reimbursement. We can accept payment through a HSA or FSA account.