Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

chiropractic-adjustmentsChiropractic adjustments refer to the specialized treatments that individuals receive from a chiropractic healthcare professional. Compared to treatment by a medical doctor that may involve the use of prescription medication or surgery as a pain remedy, chiropractic adjustments involve a manipulation of the patient’s spine by hand. Chiropractic treatments are designed to bring the body’s musculoskeletal structure back into proper alignment in order to effectively reduce or eliminate pain.

Following an initial consultation with a chiropractor, the patient usually lays down on a specially designed table in order for the doctor to apply manual pressure along particular points up and down the spine. This will help those points of the spine that have moved out of alignment. At times the chiropractor may change the position of the body while applying pressure to specific points in order to unblock nerve energy. Chiropractic adjustments are not painful, although some patients may feel surprised to hear occasional popping sounds throughout the procedure. This popping sound is caused by the release of gas bubbles in the joints as the pressure affecting them is being changed.

Some patients report pain relief after just one chiropractic adjustment, although most patients require a series of repeat visits to the chiropractor in order to receive maximum results. The elimination of the back and neck pain, soreness or other specific complaint that brought them to the chiropractor in the first place may take more than one visit. Over time, the manual manipulation of the spine helps to soothe and heal spinal nerve roots that have been sending pain messages throughout the body.

One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic adjustments is that they are successful at reducing and eliminating pain and tension in the body without the use of drugs or invasive surgical procedures. Premier Health Chiropractors’ adjustments are considered a holistic method of treating conditions ranging from headache to lower back pain and are often accompanied by recommendations from the chiropractor regarding diet, nutrition and physical exercise that might benefit the patient’s overall health. Once chronic conditions causing pain are addressed through chiropractic adjustments, patients may continue to schedule sessions from time to time as a preventative measure that helps to maintain a healthy nervous and musculoskeletal system.