Chiropractic works by specifically targeting the spine, joints and muscles under a great deal of stress, injury or simply not functioning correctly. The goal of the Chiropractic adjustment (sometimes known as spinal manipulation), is to correct structural alignment, restoring function to the joints and surrounding muscles, decreasing pain, inflammation or stress and improving the body’s ability to function.
Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a gentle thrust that helps add motion to spinal joints that aren't moving properly. Different methods include; using the Chiropractor's hands, an instrument, a special table, the force of gravity, or extremely light contacts. There are many ways to adjust the spine, each adapted to an individual's needs and comfort levels.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are "remarkably safe". By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited. Comparing statistics, adjustments are safer than taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
How many adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense progress within a week or two. Visits become less often as your spine stabilises.
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