Have you recently experienced sudden neck or back pain? Or have you been in pain for quite some time and are ready to get back to feeling better? A chiropractic adjustment with us might just be what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about chiropractic adjustment for functional medicine.
What is Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a process of using spinal manipulation to help improve the body’s natural function. It is performed by a trained provider called a chiropractor using proven techniques for increased wellness. This natural treatment is generally preferred by many people who want a drug-free way to improve range of motion, relieve pain, and generally feel their best.
What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment?
There are multiple benefits to undergoing a chiropractic adjustment. As we’ve already mentioned, a chiropractic adjustment does not involve narcotics and is incredibly non-invasive. This means that most people are able to return to work or other activities immediately after treatment. It also works fairly quickly. In some cases, improvement is noticeable after only a few sessions. Chiropractic care is also proven and uses many of the same techniques that have worked for patients for decades, which is why most people who undergo the process keep returning even after they feel great as a way of maintaining a high level of wellness.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Adjustment
If you’ve never had a chiropractic adjustment before, you might wonder what to expect during the appointment. Dr. Steven Wasserman, will ask you a series of questions regarding your current health status to determine if you’re experiencing neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and other related conditions. From there, Dr. Wasserman, will look at your spine and posture to determine if any issues are present. During the actual chiropractic adjustment process, you’ll lay on a padded table and the chiropractor will use his or her hands and/or small adjustment tools to manipulate the spine to improve overall range of motion. This is usually not painful and some people even report it feeling a pop or crackle of the spinal joints followed by pain relief. This harmless, normal phenomenon occurs when trapped gases escape from within the joints.
Effective chiropractic adjustments require an accurate evaluation and prompt care using safe, effective chiropractic techniques.
If you have never looked into the world of chiropractic spinal manipulation, you could be missing out on an important modality for helping you enjoy optimal health, wellness, comfort, and injury recovery. Chiropractic adjustments to the spinal column can ease pain, enhance joint motion, improve your posture, and help your nervous system function normally. That's why we're happy to offer this non-surgical healing modality at our chiropractic clinic.
The Purpose of Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment
The human spine consists of a complex arrangement of vertebrae, discs, joints, and the muscle groups that allow the spine to twist, turn, and bend. It also hosts the spinal cord, with major nerves running through the vertebral spaces to serve the rest of the body.
Unfortunately, many problems can afflict this delicate combination of moving and non-moving parts. Even the smallest subluxation, or joint imbalance, can limit joint motion, causing neck or back pain. Dislodged or herniated discs can press against nerve roots, producing neurological discomfort or weakness in the extremities while also affecting your systemic health. An unbalanced or subluxated spine may throw the rest of your body out of balance, leaving you with chronic aches and pains.
Chiropractic spinal adjustment can relieve these problems. Dr. Steven Wasserman uses manual or instrument-assisted techniques that deliver small but focused force to spinal components, shifting them back into position. By normalizing your spinal alignment, we can ease neurological symptoms, reduce muscular strain, and help your neck and back move more freely.