The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as chiropractic adjustments. The purpose of adjustments are to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Adjustments help reduce nervous system interferernces and reconnect the vital communication link between your brain and your body.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours. The risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal pain—over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and prescription painkillers—are significantly greater than those of chiropractic manipulation.
How Do Adjustments Work?
Dr. Chavis excels at making adjustments comfortable and effective. Not all back pain is the same. Back pain can be coming from a muscle, joint, nerve, or a combination. Each type of back pain comes with a different type of treatment. Chiropractic adjustments tend to be more effective with joint pain. When it comes to the proper functioning of your body, your nervous system provides the communication pathways essential to keep all parts of the body at their optimal health. When something interferes with the proper communications from one part of the body to another, symptoms appear. With the intent of reducing nervous system irritation, chiropractic adjustments are specific, targeted, and focused. It is this precision, combined with the purpose of reducing nervous system irritation, which has helped so many people.