The chiropractic adjustment is at the core of our patient care at Delmar Chiropractic
Depending on the condition and severity of symptoms, a treatment plan will be developed. The first appointment focuses on consultation and an initial exam, in which your chiropractor explores the potential causes of your symptoms and determines if chiropractic care is right for you.
During Your Consultation
During the consultation, your doctor will take a complete history to understand your situation. We may recommend x-rays that reveal the internal structure and alignment of your spine. X-rays can also help look for underlying disorders and diseases of the spine, such as spinal deterioration, disc disorders, arthritis of the spine, spinal curvature, bone spurs, and other conditions that respond to chiropractic care.
Depending on what your chiropractor finds during the consultation and examination, your next appointment may include chiropractic adjustments, also known as chiropractic manipulation, spinal manipulation, or “an adjustment.” A chiropractic adjustment is a common therapeutic treatment for many skeletal conditions and overall wellness.
The bones of your spine, known as vertebrae, sit on top of each other somewhat like a deck of cards. Flexible joints between the vertebrae help you bend, twist, and move in a variety of ways. Nerves extend from your spinal cord through tiny holes in the vertebrae; these nerves help control sensation, movement, and motor coordination in your arms, legs, and throughout your body. Proper spinal function is important for good health.
The Objective of Chiropractic Adjustments
The objective of chiropractic adjustments is to reduce the subluxation, which is a condition in which the vertebrae move out of position, leading to misalignment of the spine. Misalignment can cause irritation on the nerve exiting the spinal cord, which can cause pain, numbness, and other symptoms in your arms, legs, and other areas away from the spine. A subluxation can cause pain, tenderness, inflammation, and even decrease the mobility of your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments restore proper function and can alleviate symptoms, such as pain and numbness, in your neck, upper back, lower back, areas near the spine, hips, and even all the way down to your knees and ankles, in addition to helping overall well being.
To perform the treatment, our chiropractors use various techniques to manipulate the bones of the spine, known as vertebrae. These techniques involve the use of either their hands, an instrument or a table to apply a controlled movement to the spinal joints.
In some cases, one chiropractic adjustment is enough to correct a problem and resolve mild symptoms. Those experiencing severe symptoms associated with subluxations or chronic problems, such as arthritis, may need ongoing care that involves return appointments.
Effective chiropractic adjustments require an accurate evaluation and prompt care using safe, effective chiropractic techniques.
For more information about chiropractic adjustments please contact Delmar Chiropractic at 518-439-7644.