Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractor adjusting spine Looking to alleviate sudden neck or back pain, or seeking relief from persistent discomfort? Consider a chiropractic adjustment for holistic wellness. Here’s a breakdown of what you should know about this treatment option in functional medicine.

What is Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, are gentle, hands-on procedures performed by skilled chiropractors to correct misalignments in the spine and other joints. These misalignments, or subluxations, can occur due to various factors such as poor posture, repetitive motions, injury, or stress. Through precise adjustments, chiropractors help restore proper alignment, mobility, and function to the affected areas.

How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?

During a chiropractic adjustment, our skilled chiropractor applies controlled pressure to specific areas of the spine or joints that are out of alignment. By restoring proper alignment, chiropractic adjustments help to relieve pressure on nerves, reduce inflammation, and promote optimal function of the musculoskeletal system.

Who can get a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments work well for everyone, from kids to grown-ups. Usually, folks between 45 and 64 years old are the ones who often go to chiropractors. It’s more common for people assigned female at birth rather than people assigned male at birth to visit a chiropractor.

Before you get a chiropractic adjustment, it's important to have a checkup to make sure it's safe for you. If chiropractic care isn't the right fit for your problem, your chiropractor will recommend someone else who can help you.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment?

There are several benefits of a chiropractic adjustment including:

  • Pain Relief: One of the primary reasons people seek chiropractic care is for relief from musculoskeletal pain, particularly back and neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the spine and other joints, reducing pressure on nerves and relieving pain.
  • Improved Joint Function: Chiropractic adjustments can restore mobility to stiff or restricted joints, improving their range of motion and function. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions like arthritis or repetitive strain injuries.
  • Enhanced Posture: Poor posture is a common issue in today's sedentary society and can contribute to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. By realigning the spine and correcting imbalances, chiropractic adjustments can help improve posture over time.
  • Headache Relief: Some studies suggest that chiropractic adjustments can be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of tension headaches and migraines. This may be due to the reduction of tension in the neck and upper back muscles.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Chiropractic care may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is a contributing factor to many chronic diseases and conditions. By promoting proper alignment and movement of the spine and joints, chiropractic adjustments may help decrease inflammation and improve overall health.
  • Improved Nervous System Function: The nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating bodily functions and maintaining overall health. Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, can interfere with nervous system function. By correcting these misalignments, chiropractic adjustments may help improve nerve communication and function.
  • Enhanced Athletic Performance: Athletes often seek chiropractic care to improve their performance and prevent injuries. Chiropractic adjustments can help optimize joint function, flexibility, and biomechanics, leading to improved athletic performance and reduced risk of injury.
  • Boosted Immune System: Some proponents of chiropractic care claim that adjustments can help boost the immune system by removing interference to the nervous system and promoting overall wellness. While more research is needed to fully understand this connection, some studies have suggested a link between chiropractic care and improved immune function.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment Option: Unlike surgery or pharmaceutical interventions, chiropractic adjustments are non-invasive and generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner. This makes chiropractic care an attractive option for individuals seeking natural alternatives to conventional medical treatments.
  • Holistic Approach to Health: Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health, focusing on the body's ability to heal itself when properly aligned and functioning optimally. Chiropractors often emphasize lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management in conjunction with spinal adjustments to promote overall wellness.

What to Expect During a Chiropractic Adjustment

If you're new to chiropractic adjustment, you may be curious about what to expect during your appointment. Dr. Gerren Brittian will begin by asking about your current health status and any related symptoms. Following this, an assessment of your spine and posture will be conducted to identify any issues. During the adjustment procedure, you'll lie on a padded table while the chiropractor uses their hands or specialized tools to manipulate the spine, enhancing the range of motion. This process is typically painless, with some individuals experiencing relief as the spinal joints release with a pop or crackle.

Effective chiropractic adjustments rely on thorough evaluation and timely intervention using safe and proven techniques.

For further information about chiropractic adjustment, please contact Brittian Chiropractic Center at (336) 293-8931.