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July 8, 2021
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
So, what exactly is an adjustment?
In a nutshell, a chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint.
The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and correct your body’s physical function. Chiropractic adjustments are effective treatments for upper and lower back pain, neck pain, and other conditions like shoulder pain and headaches.
Patients who suffer from spinal misalignments can have any number of symptoms, but neck and back pain are the most common.
During the adjustment, a chiropractor applies gentle force to an area of the spinal joint that isn’t functioning normally or has an abnormal range of motion. The pressure that is applied promotes proper alignment, which relieves pain symptoms while improving mobility, and reducing stiffness.
Your joints love motion. They’re made to move. Any loss in your range of motion means that you’re not able to move as freely as you should. This can happen suddenly, like after an accident or an injury, or it can happen more slowly over time.
Losing the range of motion in your joints can cause scar tissue, shrink joint capsules, and inflict permanent damage to the joints in your neck and back. And it can all happen in as little as a few months. So, it’s important to address these issues as soon as you start feeling symptoms like stiffness or weakness, which are common among those who have a more sedentary lifestyle.
A chiropractor can help improve any range of motion problems by adjusting your joints so they can move more easily. This will help you in your day-to-day activities and continue to build your joint health. Chiropractors can also help address movement barriers like scar tissue, swelling, stiff joints, pain from older injuries, and muscle spasms.
When you see a Chiro One chiropractor, they’ll assess any symptoms you have from previous injuries, take X-rays to understand what’s going on in your body (every Chiro One clinic has an X-ray room on site, most other chiropractors do not), and measure the symmetry of your limbs.
As part of your care plan, they may also prescribe supervised in-clinic therapies or recommend at-home exercises. Both are designed to help you regain balance and improve your range of motion.
After a few visits, your chiropractor will have you on the path to moving more easily and feeling better overall. The more you move, the better you feel, so why not get “moving” today.
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