Chiropractic Adjustments Are Essential
When you consider your overall health and well being, keep chiropractic adjustments in the forefront of your mind. While these are an effective approach to treating injury, these also serve as a preventative means of preserving health and quality of life as you age.
Chiropractic adjustments are essential to health and well-being in the following ways:
Athletes and trainers use chiropractic care to help prevent injuries by conditioning muscles and identifying any issues early. Many professional athletes rely on chiropractic adjustments to align the spine and improve overall performance.
Regular adjustments can help chiropractic patients improve their flexibility, which may prevent accidents, falls, or circumstances that could pose risk of injury.
There is evidence that chiropractic adjustments can alleviate chronic pain, including arthritis, back pain, headaches, and even the discomfort associated with ear infections.
Chiropractic care helps to increase the blood flow in muscles and joints, which can be an effective way to speed-up healing after an injury. Regular chiropractic adjustments can be an integral part of physical therapy following medical treatment or surgery.
Patients that have had regular chiropractic adjustments may prevent the typical stiffness and inflexibility that lead to mobility issues later in life. A chiropractor can identify the areas of stress in the body and provide relief to those joints, bones, and muscles that are trying to compensate.There are many benefits of regular chiropractic care throughout your lifespan. Consider implementing chiropractic adjustments to your current health care regimen to maintain flexibility and mobility to improve your quality of life.
Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.
Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.
Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.
No. Some people can make their joints “pop” but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.
Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. If necessary, these other areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.