Spinal adjustments are also known as chiropractic adjustment techniques. They refer to a non-invasive procedure that involves applying a sudden but controlled force on the spinal joint using hands or a small instrument.
At our Murfreesboro Chiropractic, spinal manipulations goal is to improve spinal movement and the body’s physical function. The sudden thrust force may vary but helps move the joint more than it would move on its own.
Spinal manipulation techniques are the cornerstone of any chiropractic treatment plan. Chiropractors are trained to perform appropriate adjustments based on the chiropractic exam. For example, spinal manipulation are often recommended for sciatica as a preferred treatment.
Spinal adjustment benefits include increased joint mobility and improved blood circulation. There are no adverse side effects.
Patients should, however, not try them at home without the proper supervision of a chiropractor.
WHY DO PEOPLE NEED SPINAL ADJUSTMENTS?
Spinal adjustments are generally used for treating a specific or chronic pain health condition. It may also be recommended for preventative care, improved energy levels, body immunity, and better concentration.
WHAT ARE THE PAIN CONDITIONS SPINAL ADJUSTMENTS TREAT?
Spinal adjustments are used to treat:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated disc
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS
Patients typically experience significant chronic pain relief after chiropractic adjustments. While the results are generally visible after the first visit, some patients will experience relief after a few visits. It mainly depends on the severity and diagnosis of the underlying condition.
Strenuous activity such as heavy workout is not recommended right after your spinal adjustments.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING A SPINAL ADJUSTMENT?
After understanding health history, physical examination of the spine is performed. In some cases, chiropractor may also recommend some additional tests or X-rays.
Spinal adjustments are performed on a specially designed and padded chiropractic table. Chiropractor uses their hands to apply a sudden but controlled thrust to the affected joint. The thrust moves the joint slightly beyond its usual range of motion.
As adjustment is performed, patients may hear slight popping or cracking sound. This sound comes due the release of air from the joint.
ARE SPINAL ADJUSTMENTS SAFE?
Yes, they are safe if performed by a trained and licensed spinal chiropractor. There may at the most be some temporary muscle soreness or some stiffness that disappears in a few days.
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