A chiropractic adjustment typically involves a high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra. The adjustment is accompanied by the sound of a release of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen. In most cases, the adjustment brings instant relief.
However, in some cases, patients have reported some minor discomfort. If discomfort occurs, it generally lasts for just a short time and is the result of spasms in the surrounding muscles or if the patient tenses up during the adjustment.
This is a kind of traction therapy that helps to reverse the gravitational pressure on the spine. The therapy promotes retraction, or the repositioning of bulging disc material.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
There are several benefits of chiropractic care, including:
- Immune system support
- Helps to control pain
- Increase range of movement
- Avoid prescription medication
Immune System Support
Perhaps the greatest benefit of our chiropractic treatment is that it can improve the function of your immune system. Research indicates that individuals who regularly use chiropractic care have far fewer colds, and when they do, their symptoms are mild to moderate.
Helps to Control Pain
Chiropractic treatments will also help you control your pain. We locate and fix severe nervous-system stress, strengthen the muscle tissue around your nerves. This can help to alleviate temporary and chronic pain.
Increase Range of Movement
By allowing you to control and manage your pain, our chiropractic treatments can help you increase your range of mobility following an accident or injury. As a part of your treatment, our chiropractors will work with you to develop an exercise program that will help you to continue to recover most, or all of the range of movements that you had prior to your injury or accident.
Avoid Prescription Medication
Many pain medications have potential negative side effects. If you are someone who wants to avoid the unnecessary use of pain medications, you should consider chiropractic care. We can help to relieve your pain using natural treatments.
Get the Medical Care you need
Chiropractic treatment supports your overall health and well-being. If your chiropractor discovers a health problem or condition that is outside his or her realm of instruction, he or she will send you to a medical professional who can treat your condition. In this way, we help to safeguard your continued good health.