Adjustments Using Spinal Manipulation
Chiropractors do adjustments using hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by injured tissues caused by bad posture, general life events, or a traumatic event, such as falling, a car accident, or lifting something.
Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is often used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
The treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments in which the doctor manipulates the joints, using a controlled, sudden force to improve range and quality of motion. The goals of chiropractic care include the restoration of function and prevention of injury..
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is considered a safe, effective treatment for acute neck and back pain. Chiropractic adjustments can also be helpful in treating headaches.
All treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis of your pain. Dr. Parent should be well informed regarding your medical history, including ongoing medical conditions, current medications, traumatic/surgical history, and lifestyle factors.
Regular chiropractic visits may help maintain bodies at the high level of activity to which they have become accustomed to. It can also aid in function allowing the body to self-heal when proper alignment is achieved and maintained. Additionally, injuries are less likely to be serious and can heal at a significantly faster rate in those who receive regular chiropractic care, especially when combined with other healthy activities such as regular exercise and eating a nutritious diet.