Spinal joints cause irritation to the nerves located near them when the spinal joints are not moving properly. A chiropractic spinal adjustment helps these joints move in the correct manner and also helps to reduce any disruption that is in the nervous system. After a patient has a spinal adjustment, he or she can begin the journey to health restoration.
There are several techniques that a chiropractor may use during a spinal adjustment. The chiropractor can use an instrument to direct energy to the affected areas or a specific manual thrust may be used. Sometimes the chiropractor may decide that consistent slow pressure may be the most effective. Many areas can be adjusted at once, and it is not unusual for patients to hear and feel popping sounds during a chiropractic spinal adjustment.
Are Spinal Adjustments Safe?
Numerous studies and reports have concluded that chiropractic adjustments are very safe. However, to determine if chiropractic care is appropriate, the chiropractor may complete a physical examination first.
Can Your Spine Become Too Loose After An Adjustment?
Patients do not have to worry that their spines will become too loose after a chiropractic adjustment. During an adjustment, only the joints that are considered immobile or locked receive chiropractic adjustments. The joints that are considered loose will not undergo an adjustment so the ligaments and muscles that are surrounding the joints will have time to properly heal.
Will You Need To Have Many Chiropractic Adjustments?
The number of adjustments a patient will need will vary. Some patients can see progress within a short period of time. However, it may take months or years for other patients to heal properly. Patients will require fewer chiropractic visits as their spines become more stable.
How Does An Adjustment Feel?
Many patients have stated that they feel a sense of calm after having a chiropractic adjustment. The high percentage of return visits prove that if patients felt pain or extreme discomfort during an adjustment, they would not return to complete their care.
A chiropractic spinal adjustment can benefit patients of all ages including newborns and seniors. You can discuss your health issues with a qualified chiropractor who will determine how you would benefit from a spinal adjustment.
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