ADJUSTMENTS

Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. This type of procedure can have a positive benefits without invasiveness of surgery or more intense techniques

A study shows that chiropractic adjustment could give people suffering from high blood pressure  the same effect when they take their certain medications for high blood pressure. Adjustment is also applicable for person whose suffering from low blood pressure. 

80% of American suffers from lower back pain. Surgeries and medications are options for this type of pain, but it can be dangerous, expensive and ineffective. Adjustment can help you ease your lower back pain using a non-invasive technique which is cheaper than surgeries and medications. 

Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. This can cause pain, abnormal posture, a reduction in motion, and trouble breathing. Chiropractic treatment combined with physical therapy could help treat and prevent the progression of scoliosis. 

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from your lower back down your legs because of a damaged or pressured sciatic nerve. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve that is causing your sciatica. 

One of the top causes of pain, tension and joint issues is inflammation. Adjustments have been shown to reduce inflammation, which can lead to a number of positive benefits. Reduced inflammation can also help reduce your risk of developing diseases that are caused by high inflammation. 

Back pain and Spinal issues can cause migraine headaches. Chiropractic care can help decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines. 

Risks

Chiropractic adjustment is safe when it's performed by trained specialists (chiropractors) and someone licensed to deliver chiropractic care. Serious complications associated with chiropractic adjustment are overall rare, but may include:

  • A herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation
  • Compression of nerves in the lower spinal column
  • A certain type of stroke after neck manipulation


Don't seek chiropractic adjustment if you have:

  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Numbness, tingling, or loss of strength in an arm or leg
  • Cancer in your spine
  • An increased risk of stroke
  • A known bone abnormality in the upper neck


Results

Chiropractic adjustment can be effective in treating low back pain, although much of the research done shows only a modest benefit — similar to the results of more-conventional treatments. Some studies suggest that spinal manipulation may also be effective for headaches and other spine-related conditions, such as neck pain.

Not everyone responds to chiropractic adjustments. A lot depends on your particular situation. If your symptoms don't begin to improve after several weeks of treatments, chiropractic adjustment might not be the best option for you.

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