Gerhart Family Chiropractic
303 S 32nd St, Camp Hill, PA 17011
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Chiropractic Questions and Answers in Camp Hill, PA

Q: What is an adjustment?
A: A chiropractic adjustment is a specific force applied in a precise direction and location to the joint that is locked up or "subluxated". This force is designated to restore normal motion to the joint to allow bones to gradually return to their proper position so the body can function properly. This approach is a safe and natural way of removing nerve interference allowing the body to heal itself naturally and improve your overall health.

Q: Can I adjust myself?
A: Since chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction, to a specific spinal joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself. It is possible to bend or twist in certain directions to achieve a "popping" sound; however, this is often counterproductive making an unstable joint even more unstable. Even your chiropractic physician sees another chiropractor for their spinal adjustments.
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Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Chiropractic treatment has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. Compare the statistics: adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

Q: How does chiropractic treatment work?
A: Chiropractic treatment works by restoring the body's own inborn ability to be healthy. Every cell, tissue, and organ is under the control of your nervous system. When these nerves are “pinched” or irritated, they can cause a less-than-optimal functioning nervous system, thus causing pain or decreased function. The chiropractic approach to health is to locate and help remove nerve interference to your natural state of being healthy.

Q: How long will I need chiropractic care?

A: The number of visits varies with each patient and each condition. Many patients sense progress within a few weeks of frequent visits. Visits become less often as your spine stabilizes. In chronic cases, complete healing can take months or even years because with long-standing problems, there is often associated muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine. Treatment plans are always individually made based on that patient and his or her goals. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
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