Chiropractic treatments are one of the modalities that may be used to help with a patient complaint. Usually when a patient comes in for a first time they are having pain. I will do a series of tests to diagnose the problem. During the spinal exam I will look for areas in the spine feeling more restricted. Later, these areas of restriction will be the focused area for an adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment is a quick specific non-invasive thrust to the area of concern. The adjustment will help relax the muscles and tissues around the joint. This will help restore joint motion, which usually helps reduce pain. The adjustment will also send sensory information to the brain. The brain is then more aware of how that area of the spine is moving. It will also allow for more precise muscle contraction and movements. This should help ease the abnormal pressures on the joints.
During your initial Chiropractic appointment we will also perform a movement analysis to observe how your body moves as a whole. This helps to identify abnormal movement patterns which may be the cause of why a patient started having pain the first place. Having patients have more awareness of their bodies can help prevent future pain. Patient education is a huge part of my success in maintaining long lasting patient doctor relationships.
Various ailments can occur if joints and muscles aren’t moving properly. A few common conditions such as, early-onset joint degeneration, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, inflammation, pain, muscle compensations, decrease coordination, dysfunctional movement patterns, nerve compression, and many more. The brain can also become less aware of its spatial surroundings and joint position. This leads to over or undershooting movements which can lead to injury. Schedule an appointment now to learn the many benefits chiropractic adjustments can offer.
This short video helps you understand how the brain and body work together.