Chiropractic Adjustments Are Essential
Spinal joints that aren’t moving correctly can irritate nearby nerves. There are many receptors that are concentrated in or near all the joints of the body. If they perceive a problem—a ‘stuck’ joint complex or inflammation, they will signal the brain to take action. Most often that message starts an inflammatory process at that site. A chain reaction occurs involving inflammatory chemicals that are released, to begin laying down scar tissue to protect that body part from more serious damage. Unfortunately, this process leads to less motion and increased pain, as scar tissue has more pain receptors than healthy tissue! Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. This allows the body the best opportunity to return to optimal health.
Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Or an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard.
Manual (Osseous) Adjusting
At Prins Chiropractic, we use several adjusting techniques.
Before any adjusting happens, a structural analysis of your entire body is performed. This is preceded by a thorough case history and if necessary, advanced imaging, such as X-Ray, CT Scan or MRI are recommended. *These procedures are not performed at our office.
When a joint (spinal or other) is found to have less than normal motion, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used are the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal biomechanics.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. It is similar to the sound made when opening a can of soda.
While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper function and ranges of motion.
Because we rely on adjustments to help your body “right itself”, we’re highly proficient. Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!
Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.
Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.