The spine is the pillar that supports the whole human body. Issues or discomfort related to the spine can be neglected initially, but they can prove a threat to the body in the long term. A chiropractor is ideal for consulting and assisting you with these issues.
This blog will explain how chiropractic care works and how it could help you eliminate pain and discomfort.
1.Chiropractic care is a holistic whole-body treatment that includes diagnosis of the whole body to ensure proper spine alignment. A misaligned spine is one of the common reasons for a wide range of issues and pain.
2. An adequately aligned spine holds immense importance in chiropractic care. Considering the same, chiropractors work on the spine’s alignment using various chiropractic adjustments.
3. A chiropractor aligns the joints and ensures their proper functioning. Misaligned spines often lead to interference with the functioning of the nervous system.
4. The spine consists of 33 vertebrae that are separated with cushion-like intervertebral discs. These discs help in twisting and bending movements of the spine and act as shock absorbers.
5. Corrective Chiropractic care works via different chiropractic adjustments and techniques that a chiropractor uses to offer pain relief. It is crucial to understand the origin of the pain, so chiropractors first ask for any history of your pain.
6. The following are chiropractors’ chiropractic adjustments/techniques to reduce the pain of different body areas.
- Spinal Manipulation
- Spinal Mobilization
- Cervical Adjustment
- Myofascial Release
- Indirect Positional Technique
7. Spinal Manipulation – Spinal Manipulative therapy is a technique is used by chiropractors to apply controlled thrust on the joints of your spine. It is used for treating numerous conditions, including sciatica, low back pain, headache, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
8. The spinal manipulation technique helps align the joints of the spine and eventually also helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system.
9. Spinal manipulation also eliminates the subluxations in the spine that release the tension resulting in a relaxing experience. As a result, this chiropractic adjustment also leads to increased mobility and flexibility of the spine.
10. Spinal Mobilization – Spinal mobilization is a chiropractic technique used to mobilize the spine’s joints. This adjustment is generally used to enhance or restore joint function.
11. Spinal mobilization consists of various sub-types. These are,
- Activator Method – A handheld device called ‘Activator’ is used to apply low-force impulse. While using this device, the patient is asked to lie down, and the chiropractor adjusts the spine or extremity joints.
- Toggle Drop – A drop table is used while carrying out this adjustment. The chiropractor asks the patient to cross their hands and then press down rapidly on a particular spine area. This causes a specific part of the drop table to drop, thus applying the adjustment.
12. Cervical Adjustment – Misalignment of the cervical joints can cause discomfort or pain around the neck. Therefore, the cervical adjustment is used to realign the joints in the neck.
13. This cervical adjustment uses low-amplitude and high velocity thrusts to restore the cervical function or the alignment of the neck. Furthermore, they treat a wide range of conditions like post-concussion syndromes, Vertigo and Meniere’s disease, auto-immune diseases, troubled breathing, muscle weakness, and poor posture.
14. Myofascial Release – Our body consists of tissues that surround and support the muscles called myofascial tissues. These tissues often undergo sensitivity and tightness that lead to myofascial pain.
15. Patients with myofascial pain often experience pain at particular points on the myofascial tissues called the trigger points. Myofascial release is a therapy that relieves the pain and reduces tightness.
16. The tightness in these tissues obliges your spine to change its alignment as the movement of the spine is restricted. However, after carrying out the therapy on the affected area, the joints in the spine can move freely.
17. Finding the exact trigger point can be hard. Therefore, myofascial therapy is carried out on a broad area of the body rather than just a specific point.
18. Indirect Positional Technique – Individuals facing hypertonic muscle development often benefit from the indirect positional technique. Hypertonic muscle development is when there is a lack of balance in muscle growth.
19. Patients suffering from this often find one set of muscles more developed than the corresponding set.
20. The indirect positional techniques recorrect the spine’s alignment back into a neutral position. Furthermore, pressure is applied to the affected muscle, restoring the range of motion.
Chiropractic treatment takes a holistic approach in figuring out your pain and recorrecting it with proper techniques. This drug-free, non-invasive treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is the most preferred alternative in America.
Chiropractic care is not limited to chiropractic adjustments but also includes lifestyle changes, exercises, and diet improvements suggested by the chiropractor. In addition, chiropractic care helps to improve overall health.
Schedule an appointment at CRM Wellness and experience the best chiropractic treatment by the top Los Angeles chiropractor.
Click here to read more on What Happens During A Chiropractic Adjustment?