Chiropractic Manipulation

The daily stresses of our life can wreak havoc on our bodies. Whether you’re sitting for hours in car commuting to and from work, spending the day hunched over a computer, lifting your children or doing manual labor, the spine suffers the most from our daily activities. In fact, experts estimate that roughly 80 percent of people will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. After the common cold, lower back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor and/or emergency room.

That’s why chiropractors exist: to undo the damage our bodies absorb after everything we put them through. Using a century-old technique based on manual therapy, chiropractic services treat and prevent neuromusculoskeletal disorders, particularly those that cause lower back pain, neck pain and headaches.

Why Chiropractic Services Work

Working with other treatments such massage therapy and physical therapy, chiropractic services address the underlying issues causing discomfort and outright pain in the spinal region, as well as the skeletal, nerve and muscle groups affected by it. Injuries or stress can alter the normal biomechanics or alignment of your spine. This can cause your nervous system to function improperly, leading to headaches, neck and back pain, paraesthesia (numbness and tingling) in the arms or legs (sciatica) and other kinds of problems.

When all of your body’s systems, including your musculoskeletal, nervous and vascular systems, are functioning properly, your body possesses the ability to healing itself. This state is called homeostasis.

Through practiced manipulation of the spine and the body’s extremities, chiropractic care can in many cases reduce inflammation, restore mobility, alleviate pain and tightness, and allow muscles to heal. Patient assessments such as clinical examination, lab testing, diagnostic imaging and other interventions are conducted to make sure the most effective course of care is followed. There are many manipulation techniques from gently pressure to a non-force tool which doesn’t including any twisting movements. Not all patients are candidates for spinal manipulation so your therapy will not include it. Also, if you are not comfortable with spinal manipulation then we never perform it.