Non-Surgical Chiropractic Adjustment will Improve the Quality of Your Life!
The most significant and important aspect of chiropractic treatment is the spinal adjustment. Why are chiropractic adjustments so significant? They help prevent and/or reduce the wear and tear that our joints and ligaments are exposed to every day without invasive surgery! When the spine is in a proper functional position, the joints and ligaments operate as designed with fluid motion. However, if a joint of the body is not in a proper position, that joint will not work smoothly.
Typically, the procedure used in a chiropractic adjustment for the spine is still hands-on. However, there are many other different types of chiropractic adjusting procedures, some using specifically designed instruments and/or tables. Along with the spine, other joints of the body can also be adjusted as necessary with great effectiveness, including the shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, ankles, feet, jaw, and even the head.
How do we determine when, and more importantly, when NOT to adjust a spinal segment?
- Visual inspection and palpation.
- Patient's range of motion.
- Touching and feeling (palpation) for areas of swelling and increased temperature.
- Abnormal muscle tone or spasm.
- Reviewed x-rays prior to performing an adjustment.
You can be assured that the particular chiropractic adjustment we recommend for our patients are designed for their specific health needs.