Chiropractic is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the detection and manual correction of altered function and orientation of the joints of the spine and extremities. The goal of chiropractic is to maintain health without resorting to drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic means “done by hand” and is a branch of health care that concentrates on naturally optimizing the function of the body in order to promote and maintain health, restore movement and abolish pain without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic manipulations, also known as Chiropractic adjustments, are an important part in rehabilitative care for most individuals experiencing pain, joint stiffness/tightness or lost range of motion.
Adjustments are an effective tool in addressing joint restrictions throughout the body. Improper movement of joints may affect your ability to evenly distribute forces across your body. Each joint requires other joints to do their job in moving and if each joint doesn’t do it’s fair share of movement there is a possibility for injury or pain.
Our providers blend manual joint manipulation therapy with deep muscular therapy and physical rehabilitation training. Adjusting involves placing the body into a safe position to encourage the desired movement and applying a quick, specific push or pull. These adjustments can be very effective in alleviating pain, improving range of motion, and improving athletic performance.
You may hear a joint cavitation, which is the popping sound made when a person cracks the knuckles or another joint. The sound is produced when gasses such as nitrogen and oxygen are released from the joint fluid.
Joint manipulation is just one of the many different therapies that we employ at our facility and do not blindly use it with every patient for every condition. Joint manipulation is not based on alignment and is not necessary for every patient. When deemed necessary, it is utilized to restore functionality, range of motion and to decrease pain.