The chiropractic adjustment aims to remove pain and stiffness in a dysfunctional joint. It also works to remove compensatory muscle tightness around the area. To perform the adjustment, the chiropractor gently moves the joint through its range of motion. The adjustment often produces a ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ sound which is merely gas bubbles popping within the joint. The chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) has been demonstrated by the scientific literature to reduce pain and improve mobility. By reducing pain and improving mobility, chiropractic adjustments can help people lead a more active and pain-free life.
A primary benefit of chiropractic adjustments is their ability to reduce pain and stiffness by affecting joint structures. By restoring normal joint mobility and reducing pressure on surrounding nerves, chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate persistent pain. Chiropractic adjustments can also influence the central nervous system, to reduce nerve sensitivity and pain throughout the body.
Chiropractic adjustments can also enhance range of motion by reducing joint stiffness and muscle spasms. This is especially critical for athletes or individuals who engage in repetitive movements, as it can help prevent future injuries and boost overall performance.
At The Backstory Chiropractic, we know that chiropractic care can be a powerful tool for achieving optimal health and wellness. Our experienced chiropractors are devoted to offering personalised care and treatment options that meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're experiencing chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply aiming to improve your overall health and well-being, we're here to help.
Conditions and issues we work with
Chiropractic adjustments can be used to treat a variety of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. Knee pain, neck pain, and low back pain are three common issues that we frequently see in our clinic.
Knee pain can be caused by various factors, such as muscle weakness, injuries or wear and tear due to arthritis. Chiropractic care for knee pain typically involves adjusting the joints in the knee, hip, and ankle to improve joint mobility. Treatment also involves releasing tight muscles around the knee and rehabilitating weak muscles that are crucial for knee stability.
Neck pain can be caused by poor posture, stress, or injury. Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain can involve manipulating the vertebrae in the upper back or neck to reduce stiffness and pain. Additionally, soft tissue techniques such as massage and stretching can be used to alleviate muscle tension.
Lower back pain is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including sedentary posture, injury, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis. Chiropractic care for back pain typically involves spinal manipulation to improve joint alignment and reduce pressure on the affected area. Additionally, exercises and stretches may be recommended to strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected area and improve flexibility.
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Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
- Reduces pain and stiffness by influencing joint structures.
- Restores normal function of the body’s kinetic chain.
- Stimulates the central nervous system to reduce pain and sensitivity.
- Improves range of motion by alleviating joint stiffness and muscle spasm.