What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”

The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in a compromised position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time.

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Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. The adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing tissues to heal.

Our chiropractors at Dynamic Wellness & Chiropractic are well-versed in several techniques, utilizing manual, mechanical, or instrument-assisted adjustments. The varying techniques allow for a range of more gentle adjustments to a more aggressive approach depending on patient comfort and the conditions presented.

Cox Flexion-Distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. It is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and disc herniation.

As the vertebrae in question are gently pulled away from each other, negative pressure draws the herniated or bulging disc back into position, relieving nerve pressure and pain and moving much-needed fluids back into the disc.

Discomfort After Treatment?

Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort or pain. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment, as with some forms of exercise, which usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

According to WebMD, chiropractic patients have a 95% satisfaction rate with the care they receive. In the medical journal Spine, it was found that “Reduced odds of surgery were observed for those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers with back injuries, who first saw a surgeon, had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor first.” {Keeney et al (2012), Spine}

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