• What is Chiropractic?

    Chiropractic is a non-invasive healthcare practice focused on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system and how it affects overall health. Since the central nervous system is at the helm of the body’s functions, correct spinal alignment is critical for optimum nerve function and overall health of the body.

  • What does a Chiropractor do?

    A Doctor of Chiropractic examines the spine for proper alignment to correct bones that have shifted resulting in nerve pressure and pain.  Misalignment can be caused by acute trauma but more frequently is due to the cumulative effect of poor posture and ergonomics compounded over time. A chiropractor realigns the spine with gentle adjustments to remove the spinal nerve stress and restore your optimal health.

  • How do we get these spinal misalignments (subluxations)?

    From stress.  It may begin in infancy from a difficult childbirth or from the cumulative effect of childhood sports and falls.  Later in life, emotional stress and poor posture can gradually damage your spine, while traumatic injuries from automobile accidents or sports can suddenly “knock you out of wack.”

  • Who gets subluxations?

    Nearly everyone gets spinal nerve stress.  It is a “hidden epidemic” and it is the reason we all need to have our spines checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic regularly, just as we get our eyes, teeth, and blood pressure checked.

  • What can I expect on my first visit to the Chiropractor?

    Upon your first visit Dr. Tagliarini walks through your health history and conducts a thorough Chiropractic evaluation that can include orthopedic and neurological testing, as well as spinal x-rays. The subsequent visit provides overall findings, a customized treatment plan for you and culminates with your first treatment. 

  •  What is a typical office visit like?

    Each appointment begins with a smile as you are greeted by our staff. After checking in, you relax in our therapy room as we use gentle traction to get your spine warmed up for your treatment with the doctor. Next, Dr. Tagliarini assesses your spine then performs specific spinal adjustments to correct any misalignments found. Correcting the underlying cause of symptoms eliminates symptoms and enhances the health potential of the body.

  • Why should children be checked by a Chiropractor?

    The first misalignment can occur at birth. As toddlers learn to crawl, sit, stand and walk their spines endure tiny traumas from common bumps and falls. As adolescents, sports and backyard play result in years of additional strain. The cumulative effect is the back pain we have as adults. Chiropractic care prevents these layers of damage that can occur over a lifetime.

  • How did the Chiropractic profession begin?

    Chiropractic began back in 1895 in Iowa when Dr. D.D. Palmer performed the first Chiropractic “spinal adjustment” on a deaf janitor named Harvey Lillard.  Lillard’s hearing returned and Palmer thought he had discovered a cure for deafness.  But as patients with digestive problems, sciatica, menstrual problems, migraine headaches, epilepsy, heart problems, back pain, and many other health conditions responded to spinal care, Palmer realized he had discovered something more far-reaching.

  • How will my Chiropractor know what to do?

    Chiropractors earn a doctorate degree after spending years of highly specialized training and mastering how to find each patient’s specific spinal misalignments. They learn a variety of manual techniques to re-align your spine to relieve spinal nerve stress and restore joint mobility.  This is called an adjustment! Although well over 200 adjusting techniques exist, Dr. Tagliarini only utilizes the most comfortable, safe, effective techniques.

  • What are some of the conditions commonly helped by Chiropractic?

    All kinds of conditions can benefit from chiropractic care – everything from colds or ear infections, whiplash, neck pain, back pain, disc problems, arthritis, muscles spasms, insomnia, fibromyalgia, sciatica, carpal tunnel, headaches, migraines, allergies, constipation, reflux, scoliosis, bedwetting, colic, high blood pressure – the list is long!  But remember, the goal of Chiropractic care is not the actual treatment of the disease, its intention is to help optimize your health and quality of life by removing of spinal nerve stress.

  • Can I receive Chiropractic treatments if I’m under medical care?

    Yes, chiropractic care is a safe treatment to use while in the care of other medical professionals. In fact, many doctors in our medical community refer to Tagliarini Chiropractic as a complementary health care practice.

  • In Chiropractic are there other significant factors besides adjustments?

    Yes, there are five laws to obey for those who desire health & longevity:

    1. Proper nutrition and hydration

    2. Adequate rest

    3. Moderate exercise

    4. A positive mental attitude

    5. Proper nerve supply

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