What is a spinal adjustment?
A spinal adjustment is one of the most important features in the process of spinal correction. The doctor of chiropractic applies specific targeted movements that promote the optimal function of the nervous system and improve the strength of the spinal joints. They can be performed with the doctor’s hands, a special chiropractic table or special instruments. For the typical patient, a spinal adjustment does not hurt. Each and every spinal adjustment that we employ is safe and effective.
Are all patients’ spines corrected the same way?
No. Spinal correction processes are determined by the condition of your spine, specifically. Each patient is an individual case, evaluated and given recommendations according to his or her age, size and health goals. Our clinic’s extensive evaluation process ensures that we fully recognize and understand your condition, limitations and goals prior to developing your patient-specific care plan.
How should I feel after an adjustment?
The vast majority of patients (80-plus percent) feel significantly better after one adjustment. The other 20 percent feel about the same or experience a little bit of soreness. If such soreness occurs, it’s typically due to the lack of movement, tight muscles or advanced nerve involvement in the area of your spine requiring correction.
The spinal correction process will physically move the vertebrae and affect the surrounding muscle tissue, which could cause short-term soreness in a small percentage of patients.
Can children or the elderly visit the chiropractor?
Of course! Chiropractic is safe for developing bones and aging bones alike. To maintain and prevent conditions from occurring, it is recommended to receive chiropractic care throughout life. If a condition has already developed, specific spinal correction techniques can be utilized to prevent further deterioration and/or reverse chronic, long-term health conditions naturally.