Adjustments & Manipulation
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons, ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident. When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the utilizing our hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
When X-rays are taken they give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From an x-ray, the doctor can tell your current spine angles as well as any potential further issues including the potential for additional information such as an MRI.
Therapeutic exercise refers to a range of physical activities that helps restore and build physical strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and stability. The goal of therapeutic exercise is returning an injured person to a pain-free, fully functioning state. The first goal of any therapeutic exercise plan is to reduce pain and inflammation. Next, the goal may shift to regaining range of motion, rebuilding muscle strength, and developing endurance. Therapeutic exercise programs may include Strengthening exercises, Endurance exercises, Flexibility exercises, Balance and coordination exercises and functional movement assessment.
During your treatment the doctor might add a slowly-progressing exercise program that is appropriate to your individual needs. The doctor will monitor the progress and may modify the plan as you recover.
Injury on the Job
Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with worker’s compensation issues. Our doctors at Family Chiropractic are experts at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could have been missed. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with pain for a long period of time. We handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you've been injured at work, make sure you come see us for an initial consultation.
Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work. While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to come see us before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from them could be significant.
Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes.
It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of an athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Our chiropractors ensure that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state. Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have a chiropractic well visit to prevent injuries. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care can enable you to reach peak performance.
Everyday life refers to the ways in which people typically think and act on a daily basis. This may be described as mundane, routine, natural or habitual habits. During your everyday life you might have an accident or mishap occur. If you are experiencing pain due to circumstances that were out of your control, it’s important to make sure that you clearly understand the extent of your injuries and receive proper treatment for them to minimize long-term costs and health consequences. Whether it be a single adjustment or a series of treatments, our chiropractors are the best option to get your healing on the right path.