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How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work? The Simple Secret Behind The Results

Chiropractic adjustments offer a myriad of health benefits, the most prominent being pain relief. Chiropractic is well-known for addressing back and neck pain, improving joint mobility, and alleviating discomfort from chronic conditions like osteoarthritis. Furthermore, these adjustments can enhance posture, reduce muscle tension, and even boost immune function.

Regular chiropractic care can also lead to better sleep, improved mood, and an overall enhancement in the quality of life. It offers these benefits by focusing on the body’s alignment, particularly the spine, enabling the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. This holistic approach to well-being makes chiropractic care an attractive option for those seeking a natural, non-invasive path to health.

What Happens in the Body During a Chiropractic Adjustment?

The main goal of spinal adjustments is to promote movement and improve spinal function. Restricted joint movement leads to interrupted signaling toward the brain resulting in pain and/or dysfunction of the associated organs, cells, systems, and/or tissues.

The job of the chiropractor is to adjust misaligned vertebrae returning them to their proper position. This helps to remove any interference on the nervous system, which controls all functions in the body.

During your spinal assessment, your chiropractor evaluates your posture, muscle imbalances, joint movements, functional movements, and spinal motions. He or she then evaluates specific joints that are not moving properly and is then able to form a diagnosis and determine which joint has been subluxated and needs attention.

To treat the subluxation (spinal joints that are fixated causing a disorder of the disc) your doctor will apply a low-amplitude push or thrust to the joint.   This may produce a “popping” or “cracking” sound.  This sound is due to the release of gas from the joint caused by a sudden change in pressure.

The spinal adjustment restores restricted joint movement allowing for improved communication between the joint and brain and reduced pain signals from the area, clearing the subluxation.

How Long Does It Take For A Chiropractic Adjustment To Work?

The time it takes for a chiropractic adjustment to work is different from person to person. Some people notice immediate differences,  some may feel the difference 24 hours after the adjustment. Factors such as the severity of the condition, age, and overall health can all impact the speed at which results are seen.  Most people notice significant overall condition improvements within the first 12 visits.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Good or Bad?

A profession cannot exist if the treatments that the profession provides are not useful. This question of “Are Chiropractic Adjustments Good or Bad?” is really more a question about the skill of the doctor.

Just like in any profession, you have doctors who are fair, those who are good, and others who are amazing.  The same applies to chiropractors.

Finding a good doctor is key to reaping the full benefits of chiropractic adjustments.

In summary, chiropractic adjustments work by restoring proper joint movement, allowing for improved communication between the joint and brain thereby reducing pain signals from the area.

Results can vary from person to person but most people notice significant overall improvements within the first 12 visits. It is important to find a skilled and experienced chiropractor for optimal results. With regular care, chiropractic adjustments can provide numerous health benefits and improve overall well-being in a natural and non-invasive way. So don’t wait any longer, schedule your appointment with Dr. Slovin and experience the amazing results.