Life requires adjustments. They can be be made in many aspects of our life including our spine and joints. Did you know you can adjust other joints in the body besides the spine? It’s true! You can adjust your wrist, elbow, feet and more.
When joints start functioning less than perfect they can contribute to unwanted symptoms like weakness, dysfunction and pain. Most patients who get adjusted on a regular basis report feeling better not just in weakness, dysfunction or pain but in many aspects of their lives. That’s because adjustments are not just about cracking or popping the bones. Chiropractic philosophy is actually centered on the health of the nervous system and removing any interference that may be affecting its perfect function.
Nearly every nerve in your body travels through your spinal cord. That’s why chiropractors can spend such and incredible amount of time & focus on your spine, because that’s where your nerves are! Chiropractors believe that when your nervous system is working correctly you have the best chance of functioning at your optimal level.
Do adjustments hurt?
Answer: It depends. Most adjustments feel similar to the sensation when popping your knuckles. But most people don’t say that cracking your fingers necessarily hurts. If you have been injured, sometimes the joints & tissues are sensitive and/or bruised and damaged. If this is the case then other methods can be used to help as lightly and specific as possible.
Is it safe?
Answer: Yes. Chiropractic has been around for over 120 years and has had many great results. Recently more studies have been coming out showing the effectiveness of Chiropractic care. Beyond being effective, Chiropractic adjustments are one of the safest treatments you can receive from a medical provider.