Learn about how chiropractic care works and how a chiropractor can help restore your body and get rid of pain.
Chiropractic care is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. Chiropractic care works by helping to restore your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissue, and organs of your body are designed to function well and resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help reduce interferences to your natural state of being healthy.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors aim to improve nervous system function primarily through chiropractic adjustments, with particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis. These adjustments are done to help remove any interference that may be impairing normal health. Chiropractors are spinal health experts. Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, and other details affecting your current health. After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functioning problems associated with the spinal column. New advancements in technology using a Digital Motion X-ray can also show problem areas in motion. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit. The findings of these examinations are explained and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the chiropractor’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his or her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
How Should I Feel After an Adjustment?
The chiropractic spinal adjustment removes pressure on your nerves and re-balances your body's structure and can be a very powerful procedure. The moment that your chiropractor corrects your vertebral subluxation complex, hundreds of bodily functions and activities are affected. The flow of nerve impulses over the spinal cord and spinal nerves is normalized and your body begins to function the way it should. After an adjustment you may experience a feeling of deepening peace and relaxation. This relaxed feeling may last for the rest of the day or longer, and often leads to a deep refreshing sleep. Others have at times felt a warm feeling flowing to various parts of their bodies that’s very soothing. Some feel very energetic and do all their chores or business that day with a light, happy feeling.
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Chiropractic care includes spinal adjustments performed by hand or with the aid of an instrument, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication.