Chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a procedure in which trained chiropractic doctors apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this treatment is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's function.
No special preparation is required before your treatment. At your first consultation, a chiropractor will ask questions about your health history and perform a physical exam, with particular attention to your spine. Other examinations or tests, such as X-rays, may also be recommended.
During a typical chiropractic adjustment, you will be placed in certain positions to treat specific affected areas. Often, lying face-down on a specially designed, padded table. The chiropractor applies a controlled, sudden force (either with their hands or a small instrument) to a joint, pushing it beyond its usual range of motion. You may hear popping or cracking sounds as your chiropractor moves your joints during the session.
Regardless of a person’s age, there is a common denominator among patients who seek family chiropractic care. They themself or a member of their family has either suffered injuries to their bodies, or their body type is more prone to having injuries while performing normal, everyday activities. Also, age is actually one of the factors that determine the type of chiropractic care required.
Family chiropractors can provide a unique treatment method for each age category to help combat the various health issues that will arise throughout the course of their life. Consider the various age groups and the type of family chiropractic care that is required:
Many people take good health for granted until all of a sudden they are in pain, possibly from injuries incurred in an accident, sports activity, or on the job. Also, your daily habits and choices have a great deal to do with your overall health. Do you smoke, drink, overeat, have poor posture, sit all day long, avoid people, and the list goes on. This is the time to make a resolution for the new year to either maintain the good health you are already in or to restore your health as much as possible. A good start to reaching your goal is by achieving chiropractic wellness. This means:
- You will have increased energy
- Your health will be restored with the ability to maintain it
- You have a greater ability to relax
- You enjoy your daily activities
- Your body can move better without pain
- You have clearer thinking and reasoning functions
- Your body’s inner healing power has been enhanced
Here are 12 lifestyle tips offered by a chiropractor that will help you achieve your New Year’s goal of health and wholeness:
More and more people are starting to realize that chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve low back pain. Routine chiropractic therapy provides patients with a low back pain treatment that's a safe alternative to surgery or pain medications, both prescription or over-the-counter.
Chiropractic therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive treatment, also referred to as chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body which will, in turn, reduce inflammation and improve the function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage the symptoms caused by chronic low back pain.