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What is a spinal adjustment?
A spinal adjustment refers to the process of manipulating the spine in order to bring the body back into its proper alignment. Also known as a chiropractic adjustment, as the procedure should only be performed by an experienced chiropractor, spinal adjustment requires a chiropractor to use their hands or specially made instruments to provide a force to the spinal joint. Correct spinal alignment is necessary for the body to properly function, as it helps increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability and improve the body’s overall ability to function physically.
Signs that warrant spinal adjustments
There are many different signs and symptoms that someone can experience that can warrant a trip to a chiropractor's office for a series of spinal adjustments, with the following list including the most common. Some patients may need only three or four adjustments, while others may need more.
- Experiencing headaches or body aches that just do not seem to go away
- Experiencing ongoing joint pain and/or muscle pain
- Experiencing a limited range of motion
- Experiencing sharp shooting pains in one or both legs
- Experiencing discomfort and/or pain due to repetitive motions
- When the soles of one’s shoes are showing different signs of wear, indicating a spine problem
How a chiropractor performs spinal adjustments
Spinal adjustments utilize touch therapy. The process of performing spinal adjustments requires a chiropractor to put pressure on specific locations near the vertebrae that allow them to move back into their proper position. Chiropractors do this by using their hands to feel along the spine to determine which vertebrae are not currently in their proper position. They will then use their hands or a special tool to apply just the right amount of pressure to the area, which puts the vertebrae back into their proper position within a matter of seconds.
The goal is to bring the spine back into its full and natural alignment, which allows the nerves to flow through the spine without being disrupted.
Types of adjustment techniques
There are a few different types of adjustment techniques that a chiropractor can use when making any necessary adjustments to their patient's spine, with the list below containing common techniques that are used.
- Toggle drop
- Motion palpation
- Lumbar roll
- Release work
- Table adjustments
- Instrument adjustments
How spinal adjustments can improve the quality of one's life
A chiropractor is a health professional who offers their patients a number of noninvasive treatment options, with spinal adjustments being among the most commonly performed. Spinal adjustments are able to improve one’s quality of life because they offer a way to heal the body naturally when someone is suffering from one or more health conditions. Spinal adjustments can specifically be used to naturally improve problems associated with back pain, neck pain, headaches, asthma, mental illness, joint pain, blood pressure and organ function.
At Integrated Spinal Solutions, we can help you relieve your discomfort and pain. Visit us at our Reno office today.
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