Everything You Need To Know About Chiropractic Adjustmentby Lisa J. Health, Chiropractor
If you’ve complained about backache or neck pain, your acquaintances might recommend seeing a chiropractor. For many people, getting a chiropractic adjustment in Denver to treat back pain and other neuromuscular problems.
Chiropractic treatments focus on the relation between the spine and the rest of the body. It is a holistic approach that can be helpful with chronic pain and injuries.
The treatment has gained a lot of mainstream acceptance though some confusion remains. So here’s everything you need to know about a chiropractic adjustment in brief:
What Is Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which a chiropractic specialist adjusts the spine or joint. They use their hand or a special device to apply a controlled but sudden force to the target joint.
This process is also called joint manipulation or spinal manipulation. It can improve your body’s motion and function.
Who Does Chiropractic Adjustment?
Only a licensed chiropractor should perform the adjustment. An untrained and unlicensed person might cause complications.
Chiropractors specialize in treating pain in muscles, joints, or bones. They are educated and trained for years before earning their certification from an affiliated college.
After spinal manipulation, your spinal motion and body function improve considerably.
Why Is It Done?
Back pain, neck pain, and headache are the primary reasons why people consult a chiropractor. People suffering from neck or spine injuries can also get the adjustment.
Chiropractic adjustments can relieve joint issues in the arms, legs, and shoulders. Many chiropractors specialize in treating car accident injuries like a whiplash.
What To Expect?
You don’t have to do any preparation for your appointment with a holistic doctor in Denver. But do arrive on time for your appointment.
Before prescribing any treatment, a chiropractor conducts a thorough diagnosis to identify the root cause of your ailment. It’s important to inform them about all your pain and symptoms as honestly and clearly as possible.
The first appointment is usually the longest. The appointment starts with a consultation. The doctor asks about symptoms, family history, etc. Then they may conduct the following tests to identify the cause:
- X-rays create a visualization of your internal structure through small amounts of electromagnetic radiation.
- Computed Tomography (CT) scan to create a more detailed picture through X-rays.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan to generate pictures of the body through radio waves and strong magnetic fields.
A treatment plan is developed based on the results of the diagnosis.
You can get an adjustment on the first appointment itself. The doctor might place you in certain positions to make adjustments to targeted areas. Or you may lie face-first on a special table designed for these adjustments.
The doctor uses their hands or special devices to apply force to the joints. They may push it beyond the usual range of motion for increased mobility. You may hear popping sounds, which are as harmless as cracking knuckles.
Most people feel relieved after the adjustment. Some may feel sore or fatigued. Some may get headaches or mild pain in treated areas. These usually fade away. In most cases, you may need to get follow-up appointments.
Other than an adjustment, the chiropractor may suggest various methods to improve the quality of your life. This may include exercises, diet counseling, etc.
They may conduct TENS, massage therapy, etc. to relax your muscles after treatment.
Are There Any Risks?
A licensed chiropractor usually performs adjustments safely without complications. Serious complications are rare but may include:
- A herniated disk occurring or an existing herniated disk worsening.
- Nerves in the lower spinal column are getting compressed.
- A stroke caused due to neck manipulation.
You should avoid seeking spinal manipulation when you have:
- Severe osteoporosis
- Numbness, tingling sensation, or loss of strength in a limb
- Cancer in the spine
- An increased risk of stroke
- A bone abnormality in the upper neck
You should contact a doctor if you experience weakness, numbness or worsening pain.
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