Chiropractic Adjustments

The term chiropractic adjustment refers to the manual manipulation of the spine. It is this technique that most people associate with a visit to the chiropractor. In a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor will feel a patient’s back and spine to locate structural derangements of the spinal column and then physically adjust the spine so that any pressure on nerve tissue is relieved. Painful conditions that can be addressed by a chiropractor include lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, or pain caused by arthritis. Those suffering with sports injuries as well as those who have suffered back or neck injuries in car wrecks or other accidents may also benefit from a visit to a chiropractor.

Before manipulating your spine, one of the chiropractors at Chiropractic Health Centre will talk with you about the location of your pain, its severity and possible causes. The chiropractor will probably feel your back and spine to determine what part of your spine is out of alignment. Other tests like x-rays may also be required to help pinpoint your trouble area. Your chiropractor may additionally physically examine your head as well as the joints, muscles, tendons and bones of your arms, legs, hands and feet.

Along with performing an adjustment on your spinal cord, your chiropractor may also suggest treatments in which hot and cold therapy is alternated to help relieve pain. Exercises for you to do at home may also be recommended by the chiropractor in order the strengthen weak muscles and increase flexibility. Massage therapy and laser therapy are other forms of treatment that may be suggested in addition to manual manipulation.