Many prospective patients often ask “what do chiropractic adjustments do”. It is a question that they research tirelessly when they are considering alternative forms of treatment and therapy for their health conditions.
What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is not just the process of “popping joints”. In fact, the adjustment does not need to be audible in order for patients to receive benefit from the treatment. However, some patients do enjoy hearing the sound.
People do not fully understand the mechanism behind chiropractic adjustments, but there are several theories that may explain why they work and what do chiropractic adjustments do to the body.
One theory is chiropractic adjustments help to supply much needed nutrients to the structures of the body. Cartilage and certain other structures do not have access to the blood supply. The only way these structures receive nutrients is through motion. When the blood supply surrounds the exterior of the joint, nutrients are transported into the synovial fluid of the joint.
The motion of the joint not only brings nutrients into the space, it also removes waste. If the joint is unable to move due to scar tissue or a muscle spasm, the joint can become stiff. A patient may feel the need to stretch the joint.
Another theory as to why these adjustments work is because proprioceptive stimulation helps release endorphins into the bloodstream. The endorphins can cause instant pain relief, and this is the same type of relief that you get from dangerous medications.
Reduced Nerve Pressure
Scientists call the nervous system the control system of the body, and it is vulnerable to attacks and weaknesses. The nerves are soft tissue, and they do not function very well when they are under pressure physically. It has been shown that a bulging disc or inflammation can cause interference with proper conduction of the nervous system.
An adjustment can give relief to the pressure through motion and movement of the joint.
Studies have credited chiropractic adjustments with improving the immune system, eliminating colic and reducing high blood pressure.
So, what do chiropractic adjustments do? It helps to improve a patient’s overall health and well-being by improving the systems of the body.
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