Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be a safe and effective modality in the treatment for pain and injury.
Chiropractors perform 95 percent of all adjustments in the world to restore function to the joints of the body. Chiropractic adjustments are performed by applying gentle, yet firm pressure to a bone. The goal of any adjustment is to restore communication pathways between the muscle, nerves and brain as well as assist the joint to move through it’s normal range of motion.
Chiropractic adjustments (alongside many other modalities) can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to):
Adjustments can be performed while sitting, standing, or lying down. Some adjustments involve special instruments or tables and not all adjustments produce a clicking or popping sound.
Chiropractors take many factors including size, weight, and muscle structure into consideration when deciding on which adjusting technique to use. Sometimes, ice, heat, electrical stimulation, myofascial release, mobilization, acupuncture or traction are used prior to adjusting a joint.
Following chiropractic treatments, some patients experience mild aching or soreness in their spinal joints or muscles, which can usually be relieved by an ice or heat pack. This may be a similar sensation to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after intense exercise.