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Chiropractic is a safe, natural treatment for spinal and other musculoskeletal disorders. It reduces pain, decreases medication need and rapidly advances (helps to improve outcome) other forms of healthcare such as orthopedic intervention, neurology, physical therapy and acupuncture.
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The therapeutic procedure that chiropractors use is called the chiropractic adjustment. It helps the body to heal and allows for restoration of the vital energy flow from the central nervous system to the affected joints, muscles and ligaments of the body. Chiropractic adjustment will help to restore proper spinal function and joint mobility. The adjustment is unique to chiropractors as they’ve had thousands of hours of training at a professional level and have perfected the subtle nuances of the technique. The chiropractic adjustment is not limited to the spine but has a positive effect on all of the joints of the body including the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, foot and TMJ.
The chiropractic analysis is unique and until you’ve been to a chiropractor you’ll never experience anything like this. Chiropractors look at the relationship of the muscles to the joints and ligaments as they can often provide valuable information to local dysfunction. When the body is free from interference, i.e. muscle inhibition, muscle spasm, restricted range of motion and pain, it can heal properly and reset to normal functioning.
For example when there is pain and loss of motion it changes the way the muscles move the spine. Often times the muscles become short, tight, tender and resistant to stretch. This is called muscle inhibition. When this happens the nervous system is involved and special receptors called mechanoreceptors become corrupted leading to further failure of proper joint biomechanics such as ligamentous structures. This is a vicious cycle and without proper care to halt this feed-forward system a person may never fully get better. Chiropractic adjustments can halt this, inhibit this cycle and restore proper integrity to the muscles and joint structures. Patients will notice immediate pain relief and feel better very quickly.
Chiropractic adjustments are only part of a healthy lifestyle. Adjustments work best when the body is given what it needs in the form of proper nutrition, exercise and proper rest/recovery (this also includes mental stress). If an individual is serious about healing, they must focus on all of these things to help support the chiropractic adjustment.