A chiropractic adjustment is a non-surgical procedure that is done by a chiropractor. In this treatment, pressure can be applied to the joints to realign the spine. It can be helpful to reduce discomfort and back pain. Chiropractic adjustment provides long-term relief from back pain. Generally, chiropractic spinal adjustment is an effective treatment for different disorders of the nervous system and surrounding structures.
You are a good candidate for getting chiropractic spinal adjustment if you have the following conditions:
You are not a suitable candidate for spinal adjustment treatment if you have any of the following problems:
Before the treatment, the chiropractor may perform imaging tests such as an X-ray, CT scan (computed tomography), or MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging). During chiropractic spinal adjustment, you need to lie on a chiropractic table. The chiropractic table allows some parts of your body to lift higher as compared with the rest of the body. It helps to apply pressure to the required areas to treat the disease. Then, the chiropractor may use his hands or small instruments to apply pressure or stretch your joints. It is helpful to realign the vertebrae of your spin if they are slightly off-centered and causes pain.
Normally, you may need 18 to 24 adjustments over 9-14weeks to complete the phases of chiropractic care. These phases are pain relief, stabilization, and rehabilitation.
Most people experience immediate relief from the pain after the treatment. Some patients can feel soreness for 24 hours after the spinal adjustment. The main goal of this treatment is to provide you with long-term relief. A chiropractor may recommend you incorporate stretches into your daily routine. It can help prevent future problems.
Yes, chiropractic adjustment treatment is safe when it is performed by a trained or licensed chiropractor. You may experience temporary soreness, stiffness, or pain.
You may experience a popping sound during the spinal adjustment. These are due to the gases which include oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide that release from your joints. Sometimes, the gas may trap in your joint cavities. Therefore, you can hear popping or cracking sounds when gas is released during a chiropractic adjustment.
The results depend upon the extent of the problem. Generally, you may experience a reduction in pain after the first treatment. But you need to get chiropractic spinal adjustment treatment for 1 to 4 weeks. With time, the pain will disappear and improve the functions of your spine.
Here are some Benefits of chiropractic spinal adjustment: