How Chiropractic Treatment Works?
Chiropractic intervention offers a safe, medicine-free, and non-invasive therapy for musculoskeletal, nervous, and spinal cord problems and their effects on general well-being. It treats neck pain, back pain, headaches, subluxations, and many other neuromuscular problems.
Chiropractors help alleviate many pain-related conditions by performing spine adjustments or manipulations. Chiropractic treatment allows the body to heal naturally by removing the cause or triggers, such as releasing pressure on nerves in nerve compression disorders. It also optimizes brain and body communication to help the body heal itself.
Chiropractors work similarly to conventional medicine practitioners. They take a detailed history, perform a physical examination, and then order relevant tests to determine whether chiropractic treatment is suitable or not.
The treatment plan is formulated depending on the condition and may include manual traction and gentle stretching or spinal manipulation. Sometimes two or more techniques are combined if required for treating the disease.
We may advise lifestyle modification, nutritional supplements, and exercising for better and quick recovery. The patient usually feels immediate relief after going through chiropractic care which restores mobility and relaxes muscle spasms.
The spine is the body’s critical structure that helps connect nerves from the brain to the entire body. As any spinal disorder affects the overall body functioning, chiropractic treatment provides immediate symptomatic relief without any medical or surgical intervention.
It is a manual therapy that employs massage therapy, exercises, manipulations, and physical therapy. It decreases pressure on the joints and reduces inflammation, eventually improving nerve functioning.
Other than neuromuscular issues, it also treats muscle spasms, sinus issues (hollow spaces in the facial bones), and menstrual pain by:
- Forcing and twisting of the spine – spinal manipulation
- Gentle thrust and other techniques – spinal mobilization
What happens during spinal manipulation?
The word manipulation may seem a bit intimidating at first. However, the truth is that it is a safe and effective therapy. The chiropractor applies a controlled, directed, and gentle force manually or with special tools to the spinal vertebrae. It thus helps misaligned vertebral bones move back to their position and/or stiff joints return to normal function. In lower back pain, we similarly manipulate the lumbar spine.
In spine mobilization, the chiropractor approaches the joints more gently to restore and improve their movement and alleviate back pain. It is done slowly by continuously applying gentle traction at the endpoint of the joint for its mobilization.
We combine spinal adjustment with other methods such as heat and ice application, electrical stimulation, rehabilitative exercises, and nutritional modification for better results.
Pressure point massage helps cope with soreness and discomfort.
There may be some mild sensitivity post-treatment that is self-limiting, which resolves in 12 to 48 hours. Chiropractic therapy is the safest and most effective pain management option, especially considering the side effects of medical and surgical treatment.
Tacoma Chiropractic Health Connection is one of the best chiropractic clinics that treat various health issues. We use our experience and knowledge to provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
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