What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
When you have an injury or a chronic condition that causes joint inflammation, the pain and other symptoms you experience can occur due to a buildup of pressure or tension in certain parts of your spine. This pressure can affect the nerves in your spine that branch out to other parts of your body. Relieving this tension by removing pressure should cause pain to subside. This is the basis behind the use of chiropractic care for pain relief. Chiropractic adjustments involve manipulating the entire spine in order to ensure that the discs and bones are lined up the right way. Misaligned parts of the spine can cause discs, bones, or other structures to press on nerves and cause pain.
These adjustments restore the spine to its proper position, alleviating stiffness, pain, numbness and other symptoms. Chiropractors can adjust the spine manually or with the use of devices that allow them to move the spine into proper alignment. Once the spine is aligned the right way, symptoms should fade.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments offer several benefits over other forms of treatment. They are not as invasive as surgical procedures are. Even minimally invasive procedures come with a risk of infection or bleeding, but these risks are not associated with chiropractic care. After having chiropractic treatment done, you do not have to deal with a long recovery time as you would with surgery. Instead, you can get back to normal activities in a shorter amount of time.
One of the other benefits of chiropractic adjustments is that they do not cause significant discomfort or unpleasant side effects. Although you might have a little lingering soreness after your treatment, this is typically mild and only lasts for a short time.
Another benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that they can be used for treating a wide range of injuries and conditions. These adjustments can help treat sprains, whiplash and other injuries from car accidents, work accidents, or sports injuries. They can also be used to manage chronic joint pain associated with arthritis, osteoporosis, and other underlying medical conditions.
Treatment Plans for Chiropractic Adjustments
Having chiropractic adjustments done is often just one part of an overall treatment plan for pain relief. Our doctors will come up with a plan for your recovery after taking several factors into consideration, such as the type of injury you have, where it is located, how severe it is and what kinds of activities you’re used to doing. Your treatment plan might include chiropractic adjustments along with physical therapy, electric stimulation therapy, nutritional counseling, and other services.
The number of times you will need to come in for chiropractic adjustments and other treatments is based on several factors, such as the severity or complexity of your injury and whether or not you have any other conditions that could affect healing. Our team of chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals will make sure that you have an effective treatment plan that includes chiropractic adjustments and other suitable treatments.