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Understanding What A Chiropractic Adjustment Is

April 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 220

Chiropractic adjustment or spinal adjustment are terms used by a chiropractic physician to describe the act of correcting bones of the spine that are misaligned. It is also called spinal manipulation at times by other health care professionals. Chiropractic adjustments are performed with special instruments or specific hands on techniques to adjust the spinal bones back into their proper position. Chiropractic adjustments effectively reduce pain and restore normal function of the joints affected. Spinal manipulation has been documented as being used in ancient times by the Egyptians and by Hippocrates.

People often notice a popping sound when receiving a chiropractic adjustment. This sound is the result of air or nitrogen gas being released when the bone moves. Adjustments are performed by applying specific pressure to the vertebra using parts of the vertebra or structures surrounding it as levers.

Spinal manipulation helps to restore normal motion and function of the vertebral joint. There are several different adjustment techniques performed by chiropractors. Some require the use of hands while others require the use of instruments that are specially designed for this.

They may perform a release technique. This involves a gentle constant pressure over the vertebra to help it move back into position. Chiropractors may also use special tables that have sections that drop down. This technique involves a quick thrust at the same time the table drops. The dropping of the table assists the adjustment to provide a deeper thrust with less force. It also helps to avoid twisting motions that other techniques require.

Special spring loaded or electronic instruments have been designed to perform chiropractic adjustments. Instrument adjusting often involves the most gentle techniques for performing spinal manipulation. It allows for an adjustment that is a higher velocity requiring less force to move the bones.

Chiropractic adjustments are widely used to help with various musculoskeletal problems and other conditions in the body. They have proven to be effective for reducing stress, improving range of motion and restoring normal function of the nerves that control every cell and organ in the body. People seek out chiropractic care for conditions such as neck pain, back pain, headaches and numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. Chiropractic is effective in restoring normal function of the musculoskeletal system rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective. The chances of being injured by a chiropractic adjustment are extremely low. They also support the body's natural ability to heal itself.

- Nathan Leavitt DC

Dr. Leavitt has been practicing has a chiropractor since 2003. His deepest commitment and desire is to help improve the health and quality of life of others. To learn more natural ways to improve your health, go here: Knoxville chiropractic

You can also see patient reviews and see where Dr. Leavitt's clinic is located by clicking here: Knoxville chiropractic

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