Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What to expect in the office?
A: DNFT Chiropractic analysis uses a reflex that is present in every person’s body. The Doctor will “challenge” a structure in the body by touching it lightly. If the direction of that touch pushes the structure into misalignment, the muscles on one side of the patient’s body will contract causing the leg to appear temporarily short. DNFT doctors use half shoes with additional height in the heels to help accentuate the difference in leg length to ensure an accurate interpretation of the patient’s status of their nervous system. Patients in a DNFT office wear gowns in order to allow the Doctor to accurately and specifically address each person’s body through specific palpation and body making to ensure the most specific adjustment possible.
Q: What are the advantages of receiving DNFT chiropractic treatment?
A: Under DNFT chiropractic care one can expect an adjustment to be made without strong torqueing to the patient’s body, cracking and popping sounds associated with high velocity low amplitude adjustments of traditional, full-force chiropractic.
The DNFT chiropractic adjustment is achieved by breaking up one force of imposition on the bony elements of the spine into twenty one specific vectors of light force aimed at correcting all component of the vertebral subluxation complex including: two vertebrae, nine ligaments, and the spinal disc between the vertebrae for lasting results. DNFT chiropractic does not have the same limitations and contraindications to care as traditional chiropractic and it may be safely applied to babies, geriatrics, post-surgical patients, and those who have disc herniation. DNFT chiropractic is an ever-evolving form of conservative healthcare which represents over ninety years of clinical research and experience.
Q: Who can benefit from DNFT Chiropractic Care?
A: Full force Chiropractic care has several contraindications which include high blood pressure, calcified vertebral arteries, surgical spinal fusion, osteoporosis, and more. DNFT technique is so gentle that we can work with a wide range of patient's with different healthcare concerns. However, we may not be able to take certain cases based on findings during the initial physical exam or certain imaging findings.
Q: What makes DNFT Chiropractic different from other methods?
A: The unique method of analysis allows the patient’s body to identify which structures of the body are producing active nerve interference, or neuropathology. With the indication from the patient’s body on where to adjust all that is required is a light thumb thrust adjustment along an appropriate vector to provide with lasting correction and relief.
Q: What are the main conditions that DNFT can help alleviate?
A: We have great results with headaches, including migraines, disc bulges and herniations, radiculopathy, TMJ issues, sciatica, carpal tunnel issues, and pregnancy related discomfort.
Q: How many visits are required to correct a chiropractic problem?
A: Each patient’s body is unique in their adaptive and healing capabilities; therefore, a specific number of adjustments or time-frame is improbable to anticipate. Insurance companies and medical doctors are critical of traditional chiropractic because the standard model of adjustment frequency is seen as “over-treatment” from their perspective. DNFT chiropractic is more comprehensive than traditional chiropractic and as such will require fewer total, and less frequent adjustments overall to achieve the same, if not better, results. Each case is different, and each patient's care will be personalized to the complexity of their case.