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Spinal Adjustment In Murfreesboro

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Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

When you have ongoing back pain, some people turn to chiropractic adjustments, which is a way of realigning your spine. People might mention going to their chiropractor for a “back adjustment,” and this means the doctor uses their hands to make small corrections in your spine joints. 

Spinal manipulation techniques are the cornerstone of any chiropractic treatment plan. That is why the best chiropractors in Murfreesboro are trained to perform appropriate adjustments based on the chiropractic exam. For example, spinal manipulation is often recommended for sciatica as a preferred treatment.

The main aim is to have a spine that works well without pain, but people also go for chiropractic care to address headaches, neck and shoulder problems, hip alignment, and manage pain without using medications. It’s like a hands-on treatment to help your spine and other parts feel better.

What Is a Subluxation?

A subluxation is like a partial dislocation, but different health professionals see it in their own way. Doctors use X-rays to spot it, seeing it as a clear problem between joint bones. Chiropractors, though, find subluxations during check-ups, noticing even small changes in joint positions. These areas then become the main focus for chiropractic adjustments.

Conditions Spinal Adjustments Treat

Spinal adjustments, commonly known as chiropractic adjustments, are a hands-on technique employed by chiropractors to address a range of conditions. These adjustments focus on realigning the spine, which can alleviate back pain, neck discomfort, and headaches. They prove beneficial in managing conditions like sciatica, where there’s pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, as well as joint pain and muscle tension. By enhancing the alignment of the spine, these adjustments contribute to a more balanced musculoskeletal system, promoting overall well-being and reducing discomfort associated with various musculoskeletal issues.

What to Expect During Chiropractic Visit

When you see a chiropractor, it’s similar to visiting any other medical professional. They’ll ask you about what’s bothering you, look at your medical history, and do a physical exam. If needed, they might use medical imaging to understand or confirm what’s going on.

During the treatment, you’ll lie on a special table. Depending on your issue, you might be face-down or in another position. The chiropractor will use controlled force, often with their hands, to adjust your joints. This is meant to move the joint in a way that goes beyond its natural range of motion, fixing things like subluxations.

While chiropractors are known for adjusting the spine, many also routinely adjust other areas like the pelvis, knees, feet, and wrists. It’s important to know that it might take a few visits to the chiropractor to get the results you’re looking for.

What To Expect After The Chiropractic Adjustments

Following chiropractic adjustments, which often bring relief to chronic pain, it’s crucial to stay active but not overexert yourself. Your muscles and bones release toxins post-adjustment, much like after a massage. Drink water, avoid prolonged sitting, and embrace increased mobility with a walk or bike ride. If possible, use a standing desk. While results can be immediate, they vary based on the condition’s severity. Strenuous workouts post-adjustment are discouraged. Prioritize adequate sleep to support your body’s natural healing process, ensuring the adjustment’s benefits endure and avoiding setbacks.

Are Spinal Adjustments Safe?

Spinal adjustments, administered by licensed chiropractors, are generally safe and effective for many individuals. Chiropractors undergo rigorous training to ensure proper techniques. Open communication with your chiropractor about your health history is essential to minimize risks. Overall, spinal adjustments can be a safe option for addressing musculoskeletal issues. Always consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice.


Misalignments of the spine are far more prevalent and severe than you might think. There’s a strong chance you’re suffering from a joint misalignment right now and aren’t even aware of it. Schedule an appointment with our Chiropractic care for a personalized treatment plan if you’ve been experiencing symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or spasms.

Chiropractic care, unlike traditional medicine, does not rely on pain medication or surgery and instead focuses on correcting the source of your discomfort rather than concealing symptoms. We also provide soothing treatments and have an entire staff of massage therapists on hand to give more relief. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Feel Worse After Going To A Chiropractor?

The most common side effect of an adjustment is muscle and back pain. Your muscles may have been weakened by injury or used to sustain improper posture, and they are reacting to these systems being disrupted when your body returns to the proper form. Joints and muscles may ache as a result of this alteration. This sensation has been compared to a hard workout by several people. This typically lasts no longer than 24 hours, and the length of time diminishes as your body adjusts to the feelings of modifications. Some people do not experience this pain and feel better right away, but it is essential to be aware that it can happen.

If you’re worried about how you’ll feel following your adjustment, talk to your chiropractor about it as soon as possible. They should explain what to expect following your adjustment and give you any necessary aftercare recommendations. This also allows you to voice your worries and expectations to your chiropractor, ensuring that you and your chiropractor are on the same page.

How Do You Know If Your Body Is Out Of Alignment?

There is no such thing as being slightly out of alignment regarding health. Since everything from your head to your toes relies on this one system for support and function, your entire body suffers when your spine is out of alignment. Pain can radiate from your neck to your knees or even all over your body if your vertebrae are misaligned. You may not recognize something is wrong until it has become a problem. With that being said, possible signs that indicate  your spine is out of alignment include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet

How Much Does A Chiropractic Adjustment Usually Cost?

The chiropractic adjustment cost is determined by your location, the purpose of your visit, your provider, and your treatment plan. Many health insurance companies cover chiropractic care. So, if you go to one today, expect to be charged a reasonable fee.

About The Author
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Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.