One of the most common therapeutic procedure our chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke perform is a chiropractic adjustment. This is also called a spinal manipulation.
In this post we explain what a chiropractic adjustment is and how we can help. We’ll also answer a few of the most common questions asked by patients at our chiropractic clinic.
What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment involves the use of controlled force to “adjust” restrictions or dysfunctions in areas of your body that feel stiff or sore. If you have a joint dysfunction or restriction, the brain may perceive those areas as very painful too.
When the joint or area is less restricted, you should experience noticeable improvements in mobility and function. The areas of the brain that were perceiving pain may be activated and you may also feel less pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are normally performed by a professional chiropractor, as we have the training necessary to perform adjustments in a manner that is safe and effective.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Help
#1 Better joint health
Having a chiropractic adjustment can be the simplest way to ensure your joints move better. That movement can help override signals that are being interpreted as painful and decrease your pain. You should feel decreased tightness in your muscles and experience better range of motion.
#2 Improved sporting performance
Some research and sports personalities have reported that having chiropractic adjustments can lead to a wide variety of sporting improvements.
You may find that you have an improved range of movement, stronger muscle contraction, and better balance. You can also move very efficiently, which will lead to energy savings and less physiological stress from your movements. All of these factors may combine to make you a much stronger sportsperson.
#3 Less pain
A chiropractic adjustment reduces the pressure placed on the joints in the spine. This can lead to a reduction in pain if you sometimes experience inflamed joints or sore muscles. It can also reduce the impact of chronic conditions like arthritis.
#4 Less stress and anxiety
If you often experience stress or anxiety, receiving an adjustment may be beneficial. Stress and anxiety both result in muscular tension, which can lead to impaired function.
Having stress or anxiety can cause a downward spiral effect to occur. The more tense your body gets, the more stress and anxiety you experience, and vice versa.
Chiropractic adjustments help by easing your muscular tension and improving function. If you can improve function, this will allow you to return to normal activity and do the things that you enjoy doing.
#5 Preventing problems before they occur
Chiropractors place a strong focus on the prevention of recurring back pain or neck pain. We would prefer to help you avoid a problem rather than dealing with its symptoms later on.
A chiropractic adjustment may correct spinal issues before they result in more sore muscles, joint pain, headaches, poor posture, mobility impairment and other issues. By preventing these problems before they occur, you can save yourself a lot of pain and discomfort.
Commonly Asked Questions
Patients who visit our chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent for the first time often ask the following questions:
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
The vast majority of patients find that a back adjustment feels very relaxing and soothing.
In some rare cases, you can experience minor discomfort during an adjustment. This might be because you have very tight muscles or severe joint restrictions.
Are back adjustments safe?
We are highly trained professionals with extensive knowledge of human anatomy. All chiropractic adjustments are carefully targeted and only use the minimal amount of pressure. For these reasons, chiropractic adjustments are considered extremely safe.
However, if you suffer with conditions like severe osteoporosis or bone disorders, we may not give you a chiropractic adjustment. Please let us know if you have a pre-existing condition.
Am I too old to receive a back adjustment?
You can be young or old and still benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. However, if you have a degenerative spinal condition, we would not recommend an adjustment or we may limit this treatment to certain areas.
Chiropractors have many other skills to help you and we do not always need to use “adjustments” to get you out of pain.
How Does Adjusting The Back Help To Alleviate Pain?
Your spine may move better with an adjustment because an adjustment can reduce the amount of pain you may experience from overworked, tight or restricted joints or muscles.
Call us now if you are suffering from pain or discomfort. Our experienced team of chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke are here to help you. Tel: 01782 848 184 to book an appointment or book online on our website here.
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