Chiropractic Adjustments River North Chicago
In Latin, the word Chiropractor means ‘of the hand’ and ‘practical’, meaning that Chiropractors use their hands to treat patients. A chiropractic adjustment is performed by using a Chiropractor’s hands to manipulate a joint that has been restricted or out of alignment. The goal of an adjustment is to restore the range of motion and realign the spine back to it’s normal motion and position.
This adjustment done by Reaves Chiropractic’s Chicago Chiropractor, Dr. Joanna Reaves, also stimulates the nervous system which allows for relaxation of the nerves and body and in return causes a decrease in pain and other symptoms that may be present such as numbness, tingling, muscle spasms, and other feelings of tension, achiness, sharp and stabbing pains.
What are the goals of Chiropractic Adjustments?
The primary goal of chiropractic adjustments is to repair and restore the function and stability of the spine. Chiropractic adjustments also help to relax the muscles by removing the tensions in the spine. This subsequently leads to relief of the pains related to this condition. Chiropractors also go the extra mile of correcting spinal misalignments that are detected during examinations.
What happens during the Adjustments?
The process of chiropractic adjustment begins with an examination and test of the patient’s general health condition and disorders. This helps in determining the most suitable treatment option, particularly to ascertain if the patient needs a spinal adjustment.
If a spinal adjustment is required, the chiropractor Chicago positions the patient in a way that isolates the affected area. The chiropractor subsequently manipulates the joint, freeing it from a “jammed” condition. Once the natural movement of the joint is restored, the inflammation and pain are diminished, and the regeneration of the tissues begins.
It is worth noting that there is a common misconception that chiropractors force a vertebra back to its position. However, chiropractors only release tension from the vertebrae, allowing the body to carry out its regulating functions, placing them back in their normal position.
How painful is the procedure?
Many patients are often cautious of undergoing the procedure due to the fear of discomfort. While the procedure is not absolutely painless, it is worth noting that patients will hardly feel the pain or discomfort of the procedure as minimum strength and gentle pressure are required for the adjustments.
When to avoid chiropractic adjustments
Even with the immense benefits of chiropractic adjustments, there are cases where patients are advised not to undergo the procedure. One of such conditions is if the patient has cancer of the bone or bone marrow.
Other health conditions that could prevent a patient from undergoing the procedure include tuberculosis of the spine, severe arthritis, severe spinal osteoporosis, fractures, acute gout, infection in the bone or joint, compression and spinal cord disease.
Are there any sounds during the procedure?
There is usually a popping sound that happens during the adjustments. This is due to the release of the gas bubbles in the fluid that surround the joint. The harmless sound is similar to what is heard when the knuckles are cracked.
As mentioned earlier, the procedure should be as painless as possible, unless for patients who are extremely nervous and stiffen involuntarily during the therapy.
Reaves Chiropractic, thanks to a team of well-trained chiropractors has been able to help people in River North, and the whole of Chicago live happy and healthy.