Effective Chiropractic Adjustments
Spinal and extremity manipulation is a highly skilled manual therapy technique used to relieve pain and restore motion, circulation, and nerve conduction to and from the spine as well as other joints. Patients suffering from back, neck, shoulder, joints, and headache pain may benefit from spinal manipulation treatments.
Spinal and Extremity Manipulation
When a joint that has lost its full range of motion, causing it to get stuck in a position, we call it a subluxation. When a joint in your back becomes a subluxation, it can cause stiffness, pain, inflammation and even loss of function. It is common for people who have experienced an injury or accident to experience subluxations.
If a subluxation is found in the spine, an adjustment is often needed to relieve the pain and restore function. Spinal manipulation is a manually controlled force to a specific joint.
The noise that you hear during an adjustment is called a cavitation. Research shows this occurs when the gas between the joints are released during the adjustment. Many patients find the feeling to be relieving and restoring instantly.
A chiropractic adjustment may be needed for a variety of reasons and symptoms. Some of the most popular include back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, inflammation, scoliosis and surgery prevention.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic treatment a is a drug-free and natural approach to medicine. Patients are able to reach their health goals by allowing their bodies to heal itself under the right conditions. Chiropractic adjustments help create an environment in the body to facilitate healing and restoration.
Spinal manipulation treats the causes of pain rather than the symptoms. Nerves run up the spine and radiate out through the rest of the body. Chiropractic adjustments target spine health which, in return, benefits the overall health of the body.
One of the largest benefits to spinal manipulation is its proven success in treating neck, back pain, and headaches. While many medical physicians may prescribe medications to relieve neck and back pain, a spinal adjustment can relieve pain and restore function naturally.
Spinal and Extremity Manipulation at Gardner
Dr. Gardner is highly skilled in the area of manual manipulation. He is committed to making each of his patients feel as comfortable as possible during their treatments.
Dr. Gardner is a Palmer graduate trained in the Gonstead, Diversified, ArthroStim, Thompson technique (using drop tables), and Activator protocols. The use of these techniques is to customize and ensure that patients are comfortable during their treatments. If you struggle with anxiety over chiropractic treatments, we are committed to making sure you are at ease and confident with our course of treatments and techniques. With alternative adjustment methods, a patient can request a non-manual adjustment that does not include cavitation forces to the spine to ensure proper comfort for the patient.
If you think you may need a spinal or extremity manipulation treatment in Gainesville, FL, contact Gardner Chiropractic & Injury to set up an appointment.