Aches and pains can be signs that your body isn't functioning correctly. Your brain, spinal cord, and nerves control how your body works. Physical, chemical, or emotional stresses produce a defensive posture. This causes muscles to contract, locking spinal joints that pinch or irritate nearby nerves. A lack of nervous system integrity can set the stage for disease and ill health. A thorough examination helps chiropractors find these subluxations. Applying a precise force to impaired spinal joints helps the body "right itself." Health usually returns as repeated visits restore nervous system integrity.
Chiropractic adjustments are the most essential part of your care. Spinal joints that are not moving correctly can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these impaired joints, reducing nervous system disruption. This reduction ensures the best opportunity for health rejuvenation. Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used; an instrument delivers carefully directed energy; or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one area is affected. Occasionally a popping sound is heard. Most patients report an immediate sense of ease and well-being after an adjustment.
Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even patients recovering from back surgeries may be adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age, and particular health issue.