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The spinal adjustment is done to correct a vertebral misalignment that is causing pressure on the nervous system. It consists of a gentle, specific, manipulation to the spine that can be performed manually or with the use of adjusting instruments. By removing pressure upon the nervous system, via the spinal adjustment, proper nervous system function is restored to the body and therefore proper overall body function and wellness. Spinal adjustments are effective at reducing or eliminating acute pains and conditions associated with trauma/injury OR at maintaining optimum health and function, if injury is not a factor.There are three phases of care within chiropractic care: Relief (or acute) care, Corrective (or rehabilitative) care, and Wellness (preventive) care.Relief: Most patients consult a chiropractor because they have an ache or pain. In this first phase of chiropractic care, the main objective is to eliminate or reduce discomfort and stabilize the condition in the quickest amount of time. During this phase, progress is usually rapid. The amount of times one may visit a chiropractor during this phase of care varies and is dependent upon the specific condition. Results may be experienced in as little as a week or up to a month.
Corrective: Once the condition has stabilized, the second phase of chiropractic care begins, where the objective is to correct any underlying injury or cause of discomfort, strengthen the soft tissues of the body, and improve neuromusculoskeletal function. The frequency of office visits is often reduced during this time and many of the procedures can be often done at home after proper instruction. Treatment may be complemented by rehabilitative exercises, nutritional guidance, and modification of daily habits.
Wellness: This phase is designed to maintain your overall health, encourage normal spinal function, and prevent the return of the original condition. Health is a never-ending, ongoing process. If you want to live healthy you have to develop healthy habits and stick to them for a lifetime! You don’t just get your teeth cleaned and decide that you don’t need to take care of them anymore because they are clean now! You have to continue to take care of them so they don’t decay. Your spine is no different! Your body and spine take time and effort to maintain, but the benefits are worth it in the long run. That’s why regular chiropractic check-ups are recommended.
Additional Benefits of Chiropractic Care
- Increased immune system function
- Better quality sleep
- Easier pregnancy and labor in females
- Improved athletic performance and decreased risk of injury in athletes
- Improved quality of life in all individuals