Time For A Chiropractic Adjustment?
So your back is hurting.
And you are ready for some relief.
You have heard about chiropractic for years and people raving about getting an “Adjustment”.
Well, before you pick up the phone and make an appointment, it is imperative to know what a chiropractic adjustment really is.
Let’s take a look.
A chiropractic adjustment is an all-natural procedure in which a chiropractor uses a small instrument or their hands to apply a sudden, controlled force to one or more spinal joints. The object is to improve the motion of the spine and your bodies ability to functions. Another term for this is spinal manipulation.
What Is It Used For?
This procedure is generally used to relieve common maladies including neck and back pain, along with headaches. Many other physical problems are also treated with spinal manipulation.
Is It Dangerous?
A chiropractic adjustment is perfectly safe when performed by a trained professional who is also licensed. Complications are pretty much unheard of.
However, manipulation of the spine by individuals who are not certified carries a risk of serious problems including:
- Nerve compression in the lower spinal column.
- Herniation of the disk.
- A vertebral artery dissection stroke after neck manipulation.
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How Do I Get Ready For My First Adjustment?
Luckily there is no special preparation before your first chiropractic visit. You may want to wear loose fitting clothes for comfort.
Most times, it will take several visits for adjustments to relieve your pain completely. However, the majority of people show markedly improved health after 6-10 visits.
What Will My First Visit Be Like?
On the first visit to get an adjustment, you may be asked to perform a physical exam which focuses on the spine. You may also be given other tests such as spinal x-rays.
The Actual Adjustment
During your visit, you will normally lay facedown on a padded, specially designed chiropractic table. Your chiropractor will place you in specific positions to treat targeted areas. He or she will then use their hands to apply a sudden but controlled force to a joint. You will probably hear a cracking or popping sound as the joint moves.
After The Adjustment
You may experience slight soreness after the adjustment .
Chiropractic adjustments are extremely effective for treating back and neck pain. In addition, spinal manipulation is excellent for relieving stress and migraine headaches.
And the best part is…no toxic medications.
Chiropractic is all-natural.
If you would like in the Ocala, Florida area and would like to try a chiropractic adjustment, give us a call at 352-350-5555 or visit our website at https://head2toecare.com/
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