Perhaps a neighbor, friend or family member swears by chiropractic care. Perhaps you aren’t convinced that “cracking the back” is a good idea. Maybe you have experienced the relief that chiropractic adjustments provide. Perhaps you are just curious about how chiropractic adjustments work.
Regular chiropractic care is both scientifically sound, and it’s effective. We’ll explain what a chiropractor adjustment looks like and why it is important to include it in your healthcare.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustments are performed by a chiropractor who applies short, rapid force to the joints to correct misalignment, increase range or relieve nerve pressure.
Different chiropractic adjustments are performed by chiropractors. Different chiropractors may use different methods of adjusting the joints. Some chiropractors use their fingers while others use droptables and activators. A few chiropractors use their fingers while others use activators or droptables. Some may resort to gentle stretching in order to align their joints.
No matter what method you choose, the purpose of a chiropractic adjustment will be to restore alignment and allow your body’s natural healing process.
What is a misalignment?
You can believe that all of your systems, including your nervous system and muscles and digestive system, were separate. All parts of the body are interconnected.
All it takes is how your spine and central nerve system interact.
Your brain and spine are the two main components of your central nervous system. Your spine runs from your brain to your spine. The peripheral nervous system branches out to run throughout your entire body.
Each “tube” is a yellow nerve. Rotation or any other misalignment could put pressure on nerves. Pinched nerves can cause pain, numbness and tingling as well as other symptoms.
Most likely, you’ve experienced sciatica pain. Instead of feeling at the site, the pain radiates from where the pinched nerve is. It may radiate to your stomach, stomach, arms, or stomach if the misalignment is in another location.
Chiropractic care is holistic. It treats the whole person, not just one system.
What causes alignment?
Your ligaments and muscles hold your vertebrae and other joint in place. Your bones are covered with flexible, spongy disks.
This flexibility allows your joints and bones to move the way they want. If they are in good health, this flexibility can cause alignment problems.
You can cause this by:
- External force: A car accident, a fall, or any other injury.
- Muscle contractions may cause your joints to move out-of-line
- Poor posture whether you are awake or asleep
- Repetitive motions
- A genetic deformity can lead to scoliosis or other scoliosis-like conditions
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
How can a chiropractor correct an alignment? It’s simple. The chiropractor moves the affected joint to the correct place.
Every patient will get a different chiropractic adjustment. All treatment is different. Every patient might need a different chiropractor to adjust their pressures or methods.
Your discs are flexible so you might be able to adjust the alignment. This is especially true if the position was stable for a while. Your muscles may be used to maintain the joint after a car accident.
Your chiropractor will encourage your return to the clinic. Over time, your body will feel more at ease with the proper alignment and position of your joints.
Spinal misalignments can be serious and more common that people realize. There is a possibility that your spine could be misaligned, even if you don’t know.
Delson Chiropractic provides chiropractic treatment in Charleston for those suffering from tingling and weakness. To learn more about what to expect if you are visiting a chiropractor for the first time, see our guide.
Chiropractic care is not the same as traditional medicine. Chiropractic care does not use pain medication, surgery, or any other type of treatment. It seeks to address the root cause of your discomfort and not just the symptoms.