A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure used by trained chiropractors to manipulate the spine into realignment. The process is intended to help your posture and realign your spine so that everyday activities are not as painful as usual. The process only takes a few minutes and can be done whenever you feel consistent pain in your back or your chiropractor observes that you would benefit from the procedure.
Improving Spinal Motion
The main purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to improve spinal motion. This does not mean how your spine moves, necessarily, but how your spine contributes to other movements that you perform daily, such as sitting, lifting, turning, bending, and laying. While you may not notice it, those movements require the use of your spine and can be much more painful to do if your spine is out of alignment. Having a spine that is out of alignment is not necessarily a cause for concern as it is a common issue that we encounter daily. But, there are ways to manage it and ensure that it does not cause you lasting pain and discomfort.
Improving Spine Alignment
Improving spinal alignment then improves your spinal motion. This means that your spine controls your body’s safe movements, rather than the other way around. Your spine is meant to provide a barrier of protection for your back, so when it is out of place or misaligned, it can end up causing more pain and discomfort. Our chiropractic adjustments can remedy your spinal problems by adjusting the spine itself, using needed force, our hands, and a small tool, to promote realignment and prompt your spine back into place. After any chiropractic adjustment session, it is also important to stay hydrated as your spine will need all of the water to remove any built-up toxins in the body.
Reducing Pain in Neck and Back
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, you may also instantly notice the pain in your neck and back has been reduced. If your spine was out of alignment and you have consistent pain in your neck and back, it was likely because you were putting pressure on the parts of your spine that needed adjusting, thus resulting in excess pain. All of our procedures are intended to reduce the pain that you may have in your muscles and joints, but the chiropractic adjustment, especially, can do wonders.
Slipped and Herniated Discs
The terms sound scarier than they are. When you have parts of your spine, or your vertebrae that have bulged from their usual space, this can result in back pain and discomfort. You will end up feeling like you have a constant cramp in your back, sometimes it hurts to sneeze, and you will find it more difficult to bend over or lift things. With the help of a licensed chiropractor and a chiropractic adjustment, you can rid your body of the pain from slipped or herniated discs rather easily.