If areas of abnormal spinal function are identified, one of our licensed Chiropractors will recommend a chiropractic care program, including spinal adjustments. Your plan of care is based upon your age, condition, life style, and unique spinal problem(s).
The primary course of care will be specific chiropractic adjustments. This will help return individual spinal bones to their proper motion and position. There are hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore better position and motion to ‘stuck’ or fixated spinal joints. This may require a quick thrust, or in other instances a slow, constant pressure. Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire spine will receive attention.
They will sometimes use only their hands, while at other times they will use a special table or instruments. Sometimes a patient’s own body weight is used. But once again, the adjusting procedure will be decided based on a patient’s individual needs.
Some adjusting approaches can result in a faint ‘popping’ sound. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluid in the joints. The presence or ‘loudness’ of this sound has little meaning and varies with each patient.
Your doctor may recommend additional procedures or suggest other ways to help reduce inflammation, provide relief, or enhance the healing process. These may include ice, heat, muscle and soft tissue rehabilitation, nutritional advice, exercises, or other procedures.
Chiropractic Care is Safe…
Chiropractic adjustments are safer than aspirin, muscle relaxers, and back surgery. Dozens of research studies have documented the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. When compared with traditional approaches, chiropractic care is remarkably safe. In fact, millions of chiropractic adjustments are safely delivered to satisfied patients every day!
Naturally, adjusting methods are modified for each patient’s size, weight and condition.