Doctors of Chiropractic help patients to attain their goal of maximum health through Chiropractic Adjustments. The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to remove physical interferences in the spinal column which may hinder optimum functioning of the nervous system. These interferences, known as Vertebral Subluxations, can irritate or impair functioning to different degrees, sometimes resulting in pain and other times, in loss of movement, loss of strength, or fatigue.
A Vertebral Subluxation is a misalignment in the bones of the spine which protect your spinal cord. A spincal misalignment can be caused by numerous factors, including injury, trauma, stress, degeneration, labor, even poor posture. Chiropractic is for everyone, whether they have a problem or just want to maintain good health. Through adjustment, the Chiropractor corrects spinal misalingment to free the transmission of nerve impulses and allow for increased bodily funtioning.
A chiropractic adjustment is a precise directional application of force to specific areas of the neck and spine to correct vertebral subluxations. Adjustments may be performed to other affected areas of the body, in accordance with the doctor's examination and your initial one-on-one consultation.
As the adjustment is being performed, you can relax. You will feel the chiropractor's hands (or a specially designed instrument) apply pressure to the affected area or areas. The precise force applied to the spinal area serves to restore normal spinal alignment and alleviate painful muscle pressures. The results realized can include increased mobility, decreased pain or stress, and improved overall functioning.
Modern Chiropractic Adjusting procedures are so gentle, safe and effective that people of every age can be adjusted including children, newborns, pregnant women up to the time of delivery, and the elderly. Chiropractic adjustments are safe for everyone including patients with severe degenerative conditions, disc problems and post surgical patients.