Summit Spine and Wellness has skilled chiropractors serving Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas. All the chiropractors are Board certified and certified in Active Release Technique(ART) proficient in extremity adjusting, and many other chiropractic techniques such as diversified, CBP(Clinical Biomechanics of Posture), Motion Palpation, Cox Flexion Distraction, and Pediatric Adjusting
A chiropractic adjustment consists of a chiropractor using his or her hands, or an instrument, to apply force on the spine. The concept behind this procedure is to correct the alignment of the spine. Ultimately, this improves the body’s overall function.
The idea behind chiropractic is that when a bone is out of alignment it puts excess pressure on the nerves and muscles. Muscle spasms and nerve pain arise as a result. A chiropractic adjustment realigns the bones to relieve the pressure from the nerves and muscles, resulting in less pain, but more importantly, improved overall function of the body.
It treats symptoms such as lower back pain, headaches and neck pain. These issues may have stemmed from an injury or repeated use of the place that’s in pain.
Preparing for a chiropractic appointment doesn’t require anything. When a patient has an appointment, he or she will need to fill out a medical history sheet to help the doctor to understand the patient’s medical issues and treat it accordingly.
First and foremost, the patient will answer questions about his or her health history. Additionally, the chiropractor may perform a physical examination prior to the actual adjustment. Further testing may be required such as an X-ray.