Chiropractic adjustment

Chiropractic Adjustment: What It Is And How It Helps

A female doctor shows her patient the replica of a spineChiropractic adjustment is basically the adjustment of the spinal column, which is done to correct any spinal subluxations that are present. To do this, the chiropractor applies pressure to the bone and unlocks it from its improper position, freeing it to align itself properly.

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What is Spinal Subluxation?

The brain sends instructions to all parts of the body in the form of electrical impulses that travel along the spinal cord, which is protected by the spinal column that surrounds this. This column resembles a tunnel and is comprised of tiny, interlocking bones called vertebrae. From the spinal column, nerves branch off to the rest of the body through minute openings present between the vertebrae.

When each vertebra is correctly aligned, the nerve fibers pass through unobstructed and nerve impulses flow freely. Sometimes however, individual vertebrae can get misaligned and obstruct the passage of the nerve. This is called spinal subluxation. Some of the common causes include automobile accidents, picking up heavy objects, sitting for extended periods of time and participating in strenuous sports. Some of the symptoms include back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, slipped disc, soreness, digestive disturbances and weakness in addition to multiple health imbalances.

When there is a spinal subluxation, some of the cells and organs of the body do not receive the normal flow of energy. This can often go undetected as they often do not have any visible symptoms. However, in time they can destroy a person’s health without any visible signs. Waiting until the body sends out clear signals can often be too late which is why it is a good idea to visit a chiropractor for a regular checkup.

Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques

There are several different chiropractic adjustment techniques that have been proven to be effective. Which one the chiropractor chooses to employ depends upon the type of subluxation. The art of chiropractic adjustment calls for skill and training rather then just brute strength. The size, weight and the muscle structure of the patient as well as the doctor are also taken into consideration. An experienced chiropractor will select a technique that will correct the subluxation most effectively with a minimum of force.

Chiropractic adjustments are not only used to treat lower back pain, chronic back pain, slipped disc and neck pain and because the adjustments use minimal force and gentle pressure, there is minimal discomfort.