What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Your spine is made up of vertebrae that sit on top of each other in junctions that we refer to as “segments”. Each vertebral segment maintains a certain amount of movement, allowing your spinal cord to be flexible and function properly. Stress or injury to the spine can reduce the movement in some segments, leading to pain and stiffness. These injuries can also lead to impaired nervous system functioning.
Chiropractic adjustments restore proper movement in affected segments by applying a specific force in a precise direction. Our highly trained doctors perform these safe and natural techniques in order to improve spinal function, restore your nervous system and enhance overall health.
Chiropractic adjustments are safe and natural – through expert techniques, our doctors simply help your body to correct itself and resume the healing process.
As each patient is an individual, the adjustments we perform will differ from person to person. They may be quick or slow, involving constant pressure or an indirect approach. Our friendly professionals will always guide you through the recommended adjustment techniques before treatment begins.
Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
Chiropractic adjustments involve gentle, low stress, evidence-based techniques that are well proven and performed by highly-qualified professionals. In fact, chiropractic care has been identified as a remarkably safe, conservative and non-invasive approach. Avoiding complex procedures and addictive drugs, chiropractic treatments have even been labelled as safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs in some studies.
Will I Experience Pain During or After a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic techniques are gentle and painless in most cases. In fact, chiropractic adjustments are often quite pleasant and relaxing, as they help to realign the body. You may feel some general soreness for a few days after the treatment. This is a sign that your body is readjusting following a period of misalignment, and it will usually subside quite quickly.
What Is the Sound Heard During Some Chiropractic Adjustments?
During certain adjustment techniques, patients may hear what is usually described as a ‘popping’ sound. This sound is not always present during and it simply indicates a release of gas from your joints and a change in pressure. This popping sound is perfectly harmless and not associated with any pain.
Will Chiropractic Adjustments Help My Problem?
At Northbridge Chiropractic, each of doctors is highly trained and educated to perform a range of chiropractic adjustments to improve your health and wellbeing. By restoring the spinal cord and nervous system, chiropractic adjustments can lead to lasting benefits and relief from many conditions.