Below are some questions that you may have if you have never been to my office before. If you have questions that are not on this page, please feel free to call me at (225) 293-2931 or to email me.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic concerns itself with correcting interference to the proper working of your nervous system, called subluxations. Subluxations occur when one or more of your spinal bones press against the nerves passing between them.
Why is a subluxation a bad thing?
Your nervous system is responsible for carrying, literally millions of messages per second through your body. It is the control system that coordinates the billions of chemical reactions that govern your health and performance. Your body is designed by God to be healthy, not sick. Your nervous system is what makes this happen. A subluxation very rarely causes pain but always interferes with the proper workings of your body.
How do you correct these subluxations?
Chiropractors use many different techniques to correct subluxations. Most chiropractors apply pressure with their hands to correct the subluxation. I use a handheld instrument that delivers a very light thrust to move the bones back to their proper position and relieve the pressure on the nerve. It is very comfortable and safe for all ages.
What kind of education does a chiropractor have?
Today, chiropractic education is very extensive. It requires at least two years of pre-chiropractic courses from a regular university (I went to LSU for mine). Following this, the chiropractic student must attend an accredited four-year chiropractic college. During the first two years, the student’s studies are concentrated on the basic sciences; anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, pathology, neurology, pharmacology, and so on. The second half of chiropractic school is focused on chiropractic technique, x-ray physics and analysis, orthopedics and physical therapy. The student must also do an internship in which he is monitored by licensed chiropractic instructors.