What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
Vertebrae (the bones in your back) fit together so that mental impulses (nerve supply) produced in your brain may filter down your spinal cord and out over your nerves. The spinal cord is the route that takes the brain’s messages take to make their way to various parts of the body so that they can be received and carried out.
A spine that is in perfect health and that is perfectly aligned allows for an unobstructed pathway through which these signals from the brain can be transmitted. If, however, the spine is not in proper alignment then these signals cannot travel as efficiently or even as effectively to their chosen destinations. Orders sent from the brain may not be carried out as quickly or as effectively. In severe cases, they may not be carried out at all. The realignment of the spinal cord, such as that done through chiropractic care and adjustment, could serve to ameliorate or to reverse any conditions caused by this misalignment
During the course of an adjustment session, the chiropractor introduces the appropriate amount of pressure using their hands to the patient’s body to complete each adjustment. This is where the extensive curriculum that a chiropractor undergoes when training pays off. These somewhat simple movements require a comprehensive background in physiology and related subjects to be performed correctly and safely.
A patient may find it disconcerting to hear a loud cracking or popping noise coming from joints as adjustments are made. This sound is created by small amounts of gas being moved about the joints during the adjustments. The movement of the gas creates the sound. This sound may not always be present when an adjustment is made and is not an indication of the efficacy of the treatment. You might wonder if a patient will feel pain while spinal adjustments are being performed. The majority of patients will not. There may be some slight discomfort initially as they adjust to the treatment process, but this is minor and will pass. Actually, many patients report a rapid sensation of relief following adjustments for the conditions that they seek treatment for.
A chiropractor does not merely seek to treat the condition that a patient came in for but checks for any spinal or other misalignments that may be present. This way any possible problems or positioning that could lead to future problems are all treated.
The treatment is not limited to attempts at treating the problem at hand. If you would like a chiropractic adjustment, we'd love to give you a complimentary consultation! Click here to contact Dr. Brian or call the office directly at (704) 343-0208