Chiropractic medicine aims to improve health by restoring structure and function to the spine and other joints. Stress, accidents, overexertion, or other injuries may cause minor displacement (subluxation) of the spinal vertebra. When a vertebra is displaced, muscle tension or irritation to the spinal nerves can result, causing pain (e.g., neck, back, headache) and impairing overall health.
Chiropractors evaluate the structure and function of the spine and its effects on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. They help to restore these systems to proper function. The chiropractic adjustment is the primary treatment used on the affected spinal and extremity joints; there are various types of adjustment techniques.
While giving an adjustment, the chiropractor quickly applies firm pressure with the hand to reduce subluxation and restore movement. The adjustment may cause a painless pop or “crack” as gases release from the joint. Patients often experience pain relief, unless surrounding muscles are in spasm. In patients with spasm, chiropractors may use an alternative treatment (e.g., assisted stretching, massage) before giving an adjustment to help tight muscles relax.
Acute care treatment should follow soon after an injury to improve the healing of injured structures primarily to restore normal function, reduce swelling, muscle spasms, and give a relief from pain. Treatment as soon as possible after an injury maximizes the potential for full recovery.
Wellness care treatment is usually without signs or symptoms. It is used to maintain the nervous system’s normal function. This care helps prevent any type of disease and eliminates pain. Regular chiropractic care in today's world is as important as proper diet and exercise. Just as it takes time to get in shape and gain the ideal weight so it does with regular chiropractic adjustments to get its best health benefits.
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