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Chiropractic Adjustment

Summit Spine and Wellness has skilled chiropractors serving Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas. All the chiropractors are licensed and well trained. They conduct various procedures such as chiropractic adjustments to treat pain from various conditions.

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What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure a chiropractor conducts. It 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.

How Does the Adjustment Work?

The theory behind chiropractics is that the bones slowly get out of line. When this occurs, 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 for the patient.

What Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Treat?

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.

How Should the Patient Prepare?

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.

What can I Expect When I Get an Adjustment?

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. During the adjustment, the chiropractor will place the patient in a position where he can focus on the affected area. Generally, the patient must lay facing down. Then, a doctor will apply a sudden and controlled force on the joint. The doctor pushes the joint beyond its typical range of motion to put it back in position.

What Are the Side Effects of an Adjustment?

Usually, the patient won't feel anything after an adjustment. He or she will just feel less pain. However, it's possible for the patient to experience pain, fatigue, or headache.