Chiropractic care is an effective method of treating and managing a large list of symptoms associated with conditions of the musculoskeletal system, or the framework of the body. People of all ages including newborns, infants, children, seniors, and everyone in-between can benefit from it. Chiropractic care should be included in everyone’s life. It holds a vital role in maintaining the health and wellness of our society.
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific procedure with the goal of restoring the normal motion to a particular joint or joints. Most people assume adjustments are limited to back and neck, but it expands beyond that.
Our bodies were designed to move and perform in a specific way. If we have a loss of motion, then there is interference of the signals going from our brain out to cells, tissues, and organs of the body. Alternatively, the nerves carrying signals from the cells, tissues, and organs to the brain can experience interference when the spine and joints of the body are not moving correctly.
A specific chiropractic adjustment will remove the interference on the nervous system allowing the body to heal on its own.
“There are many occasions when patients come in for neck pain, but following their adjustment they also experience a decrease in a variety of other symptoms as an added benefit.””
– Dr. Donahue
Depending on the patient’s current condition the technique may vary. Sometimes a specific thrust is delivered with the physician’s hands. Sometimes an instrument is used to deliver a precise low-force adjustment. One or more areas may be adjusted. Depending on the technique, a popping sound may be heard.
Some of the techniques used in our office are: