Straight Chiropractic

General

What Chiropractic Adjustments Do to Help Your Body

Liam Ray

Chiropractic adjustments are a type of manual therapy that is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The goal of an adjustment is to improve joint function and relieve pain.

Adjustments are usually done by applying pressure to the joints with the hands or a small instrument. The pressure is then released, allowing the joints to move more freely. Some people may feel a popping or cracking sound when an adjustment is performed. This is caused by gas bubbles being released from the fluid in the joints. 

Chiropractic adjustments are often used to treat conditions like back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They may also be helpful for treating conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and TMJ disorders.

How chiropractic adjustments help the body to function better overall

Chiropractic adjustments can help to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, and joints. This can lead to a number of benefits, such as:

Chiropractic adjustments are often used to treat conditions like back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They may also be helpful for treating conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and TMJ disorders. Adjustments can help to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system, which can lead to a number of benefits, such as reducing pain, improving range of motion, increasing flexibility, and reducing inflammation.

Who should consider getting chiropractic adjustments?

Most people can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. However, they may be particularly helpful for people who have musculoskeletal conditions or who are experiencing pain. If you are considering getting an adjustment, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to ensure that it is safe for you.

What to expect during a chiropractic visit

Before an adjustment is performed, your chiropractor will likely ask you about your medical history and symptoms. They may also perform a physical examination. Once they have determined that an adjustment is appropriate for you, they will position you on a table and apply pressure to the joints with their hands or a small instrument. The pressure is then released, allowing the joints to move more freely. 

Some people may feel a popping or cracking sound when an adjustment is performed. This is caused by gas bubbles being released from the fluid in the joints. Adjustments are usually done without any pain, but some people may feel soreness afterwards. This is typically mild and should resolve within a day or two.

Are there any risks associated with chiropractic adjustments?

Chiropractic adjustments are generally safe for most people. However, there is a small risk of experiencing side effects, such as:

These side effects are typically mild and temporary. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider.

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