How does Chiropractic work?
So how does chiropractic work? Well, chiropractors assess your spine and pelvis to make sure the bones are in their proper position or as chiropractors call it, "aligned." Chiropractors check the alignment of your spine and pelvis because they house and protect an important part of your nerve system, the spinal cord. Your nerve system is made up of your brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and 95-100 billion neurons. Sounds kind of important, right?
Well it is! Your nerve system is in control of how your body operates. The brain coordinates everything in the body - organ functions, muscular movements, breathing, heart rate, body temperature, sleep cycles, release of hormones and the list goes on and on. Your spinal cord, located inside your spine and pelvis, is the pathway for the signals that go back and forth from your brain and body. Your peripheral nerves carry the information from your spinal cord to your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes. The neurons are cells that send signals at lightning fast speed from cell to cell in order to carry out the brain's request. This is pretty important considering everything in your body is made up of cells!
So again, how does chiropractic work? Well, when a chiropractor checks your spinal alignment, she/he is assessing the movement of the vertebras and seeing if they are subluxated. A subluxation is when a vertebra becomes fixated in a misaligned position. This causes decreased nerve function because the nerves are irritated by the improper position of the vertebra. Therefore, all of the organs, muscles, tissues and cells that receive information from those nerves have decreased function as well. For example: In your thoracic spine, the nerves that exit at your T3 vertebral level innervate (supply power to!) your heart and lungs. If this vertebra is subluxated then there will be decreased nerve flow (less power!) to the heart and lungs which may cause dysfunction.
As a Fredericksburg Chiropractor, Dr. JP detects a subluxated vertebra and uses his hands to deliver a very specific adjustment. The chiropractic adjustment aligns the vertebra, restoring motion as well as optimal nerve function, which then restores increased function to the organs, tissues and cells (Power On!).
Chiropractic Care Options
Initial Consultation, Examination & First Adjustment
Adult — $60
Child — $40
Single Chiropractic Adjustment Rates
Adult — $40
Child — $30
Monthly Membership Packages (unlimited visits per month) 2-month minimum commitment
Adult — $150
Child — $120
Family of 4 or more — $365
Chiropractic 4-Pack — 4 visits to use at any time
Adult — $100
Child — $80
*Babies up to 12 months are adjusted at no charge when parent/legal guardian is under care.
Please note, unlimited memberships require a 2-month minimum commitment.
What to expect during your first visit
During your first visit to our chiropractic office in Fredericksburg, you will need to fill out forms about your history as well as a consent form agreeing to let Dr. J.P. work with you. After your paperwork is finished, Dr. J.P. will call you into his office where you will have a consultation. This allows Dr. J.P. to get to know you and understand why you are here at Hands of Hope. Then he will go over your history and let you know how chiropractic care can benefit you. Afterwards, he will perform a few orthopedic exams to determine if you are able to be adjusted or if you need to be sent out for x-rays. As long as there are no red flags with your history, you will be adjusted that same day. Whether you have been adjusted before, or if it is your first time, Dr. J.P. will walk you through your adjustment each step of the way. Check out our testimonials, if you’d like to read first-hand experiences!