A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a controlled sudden force applied to a spinal joint (or vertebrae). It is done in a precise direction. This helps to help correct spinal alignment. It also will normalize spinal function. Let us explain this in a simple way. A chiropractic adjustment serves to loosen up a stiff or locked up vertebrae in the spine. This will give it the ability to settle into a more appropriate position. The chiropractic adjustment is applied directly, by a chiropractor’s hands or a small instrument. The treatment is applied to the joint that is not moving properly. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is multi fold. It can restore structural alignment of the spine. Adjustments also increase range of motion. It can restore the body’s natural healing process.
Chiropractors operate under the premise that pain results from problems in the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Headaches, back, neck, and joint pain often result from improper alignment. Muscle or joint tightness, inflammation, or other problems that disrupt the body’s natural flow. There are many types of chiropractic adjustments. Some are the activator method, spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization. Here, at the ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Maggio uses a computerized tool called the ProAdjuster. The ProAdjuster provides a gentler, more effective treatment without twisting or quick movements. Our clinic also offers traditional manual chiropractic adjustments, if that’s what you prefer.
There are many different techniques that can be utilized in chiropractic care. Chiropractors require a specific skill level when applying high velocity, low amplitude adjustment or manipulation. But more importantly, it is crucial for the chiropractor to know when NOT to apply an adjustment. The most common reaction to a chiropractic adjustment is aching or soreness in the spinal joint or muscles. The soreness usually occurs within the first few after your treatment and does not last longer than 24 hours after the chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors may also use adjunctive therapy prior to attempting the chiropractic adjustment. Typical adjunctive therapies may include massage, therapeutic heat and/or cold application, gentle stretching and strengthening exercises, and electrical stimulation.
Chiropractic adjustments have many benefits other than just back/neck pain relief. The spine has a powerful relationship with the brain, spinal cord, and overall organ function. Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Roger Sperry says that the spine is the motor that drives the brain, and that “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” The benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments include/but are not limited to: increased nervous system function, more restful sleep, and increased immune function.
So when you visits our office, we have to accomplish several goals. Our first goal is to determine if chiropractic is right for you. We do that with a precise evaluation and consultation. We do several tests to determine what is wrong with you. If your problems are from a pinched nerve, then we can normally help. Treatment will begin. Our treatment is designed get you results right away. Our goal is fast effective pain relief. Hopefully we can help you feel great soon!!!