Going to the Chiropractor isn’t as Scary as You Think

  • BY Steve Gamel
  • February 21, 2020
By Steve Gamel

Dr. Todd Porter, DC, in Denton has been practicing chiropractic care for 26 years. So, it’s safe to say that his patients feel completely at ease in his hands. Still, even a wily veteran like Dr. Porter knows that not everyone is a fan of the common snap, crackle, and pop noises that arise from a standard adjustment.

“People sometimes tell me that they feel uncomfortable with the sound of a manual adjustment. Fortunately, there are other ways of adjusting a person that do not involve that popping sound.”

We could tout Dr. Porter’s endless list of chiropractic services, which treat everything from lower back pain, neck pain, and chronic headaches to sore knees, shoulders and more. But if there’s one niche he’s carved out, it’s his insistence on giving all his patients options when it comes to their treatment programs. And that includes making each visit less noisy.

Rather than rely on traditional manual adjustments, which can lead to those stronger sounds and sensations mentioned above, Dr. Porter also uses hand-held instruments that are just as effective and precise at aligning the body. There’s also the Sigma Instruments Versalign Computerized Adjustment System, which gently taps the vertebra until it is moving properly.

“The thing that makes us different is that we offer options for people who are somewhat timid or outright afraid of getting adjusted,” Dr. Porter said. “We have ways to do what we need to do without all the scary popping sounds, and in the vast majority of cases, the body will react just as positively to the instrument versus manual adjustments.”

He added, “Our goal is to make sure everyone feels comfortable and relaxed when they go to the chiropractor.”

Todd Porter DC | 940.387.0405 | DrToddPorter.net | 721 West Hickory Denton, TX 76201

photo courtesy of Todd Porter, DC

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