Your First Chiropractic Adjustment

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Have you been to a chiropractor? Do you know what the main method is to help treat patients? It is the use of the hands applying a specific force called the chiropractic adjustment. The chiropractic adjustment is a hands-on procedure applying a force, either mild or firm, directed to one or more dysfunctional hypomobile joint segments. It is a technique that involves highly sophisticated skills established during the doctor’s rigorous years of chiropractic education. The adjustive techniques are accurate, controlled, and aimed to initiate movement into a dysfunctional joint. The patient is positioned on a specifically designed adjusting table, chair, or other specialized equipment. Usually the adjustment uses the hands, but an instrument can also be utilized, to apply a controlled force directing motion capably into the joints of the body to restore proper range of motion or alignment within the normal ranges of motion. Detailed attention is applied to the spinal regions where vertebral joint dysfunction has been identified. The adjustment frequently assists in restoring joint mobility and function, lessens joint inflammation, and decreases the patient’s pain.

The adjustment of a joint may be accompanied by an audible popping sound. The noise is a result of a change of pressure within the joint and is caused by dispersal of minuscule gas bubbles within that joint. This is a normal incidence that you should not be overly concerned. The chiropractor amends the adjustive techniques to address the age, condition, and specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms instantly following care. The chiropractic adjustment infrequently causes discomfort. Patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as may be experienced with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. In comparison to other common treatments for pain, such as OTC medications and prescription pain medications, the chiropractic conservative approach offers a safe and effective option.

The chiropractic adjustment is applied to a joint to restore motion with the body’s own muscles cannot. Chiropractic adjustments help relieve pain, as well as

restore and maintain normal movement, biomechanics, and function. Among some of the advantages of chiropractic care include:

  1. Improvement of hip, gait, and foot problems.
  2. Enhanced flexibility, stability, balance, and coordination.
  3. Relief from back and neck pain.
  4. Relief from headaches.
  5. Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries.
  6. Increased function and ability to better perform the activities of daily living.

Call today at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic!

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