Chiropractic Adjustment...the ins & outs


Chiropractic Adjustment...the ins & outs

Have you ever wondered what an "adjustment" is?

Well, an adjustment refers to a gentle pressure or a high-velocity low-amplitude thrust over a specific portion of the body. That is a fancy way of saying an adjustment is a movement that helps a specific area move better.

Why do it?

By applying a gentle pressure or thrust, the adjustment helps restore function and motion to a joint that hasn't been moving as well as it should.

What is that popping sound?

That sound you sometimes hear during an adjustment is the release of nitrogen gas from a joint capsule.

What does chiropractic help with and is it safe?

Good ol' WebMD states "spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is generally considered a safe, effective treatment for acute low back pain...Research has also shown chiropractic to be helpful in treating neck pain and headaches. In addition, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may respond to the moderate pressure used both by chiropractors."  (Yes, I just quoted WebMD...let's be real, you were planning on checking it anyways) :)

What does the first appointment look like?

Well, we start with an exam. This includes vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, etc.), orthopedic tests, functional movement tests, checking your movements and looking for trigger points and how well your body as a whole moves. If I can help you, treatment will be given. If not, a referral will be made.

What do follow-up appointments look like?

That depends on what you may include an adjustment, exercises, deep tissue work, acupuncture, cupping, kinesiotaping, or any combination of those treatments.

Do I have to have my neck adjusted?

No. It is your right to refuse any part of treatment if you are not comfortable. I will ALWAYS discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives to treatment. If you have questions or concerns, PLEASE ASK me. I want you to be active in your treatment and that can only happen if you understand why we are doing things.

How do I make an appointment?

Call 331-307-7110...yeah, it's that easy.