What Happens During A Chiropractic Adjustment?

If you never had a chiropractor perform a chiropractic adjustment, spinal manipulation, or chiropractic manipulation, you may wonder what is involved. Dr. Jeremiah Carlson, chiropractic doctor at Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture has been performing chiropractic adjustments for over 14 years.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the primary method used by most chiropractic care providers to return the spine joints to their proper positions so the spine is aligned and the nervous system can function properly. 

Chiropractic doctors perform chiropractic adjustments, sometimes referred to as manipulations, to remove obstacles that prevent your body from functioning at its healthiest state. The number of visits required to achieve maximum results depends upon the problem or injury.

Relief from chronic pain may require long-term visits. An injury due to an accident generally is resolved in a few visits. Many patients schedule regular chiropractic appointments to maintain their overall health.

Chiropractic manipulations:

  1. Improve joint health, mobility, and function.

  2. Increase range-of-motion.

  3. Inhibit degeneration of the joints and connective tissues.

  4. Decrease inflammation.

  5. Improve circulation.

  6. Speed up the recovery process.

  7. Improve the functioning of the nervous system.

  8. Strengthen the immune system.

  9. Promote optimal functioning of individual organs.

  10. Increase energy, vitality, and also the ability to sleep well.

  11. Give you a feeling of empowerment when you are proactive in caring for your health.

What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment Like?

Dr. Jeremiah Carlson of Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture frequently answers questions about what to expect during a chiropractic adjustment. The goal is to relieve any discomfort or pain and return your spine to alignment.

If possible, you should wear comfortable, athletic, or loose-fitting clothes. Try to feel relaxed and breathe slowly. Don’t hold your breath!

Your chiropractic doctor will conduct an evaluation of the spine. How your head moves, your neck, shoulders, hips, and feet will be examined in order to provide you with the most effective care.

The chiropractor will position your body in the best way for the adjustment. The procedure is rarely painful, so relax and imagine the health benefits of having your spine properly aligned.

Your chiropractic doctor will identify vertebrae of the spine that are not functioning normally or are out of alignment. This abnormal state of the vertebrae and impaired functioning is referred to as a subluxation. The chiropractic care provider uses a variety of techniques to manipulate the spinal joints. 

Chiropractic adjustments provide numerous health benefits. In addition, adjustments are non-invasive treatments. No surgery and no drugs are necessary.

What Conditions Do Chiropractic Adjustments Improve?

Chiropractic adjustments help repair and restore the health and integrity of the spine and musculoskeletal system. The following conditions often improve after chiropractic adjustments:

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Whiplash

  • Sciatica

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Joint Pain

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Arthritis

There are many other ailments and conditions that benefit from chiropractic adjustments and chiropractic care. Many professional athletes schedule regular chiropractic visits to maintain a competitive edge. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, or you are interested in incorporating chiropractic care into your healthy lifestyle, contact Dr. Jeremiah Carlson at Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture. 

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